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Column: Advent 1: This Very Moment the Pavements Are Laid in Carnelians QUANTUM THEOLOGY - December 1, 2016 ... my to-do list. And very little can wait for another week, or perhaps even another day. I long for the luxury of waiting, of having time to sit and watch, to take long stretches for prayer. But the Advent I dream of is not the Advent I have. So I take heart in theologian and Jesuit Father Walter Burghardt's encouragement to be aware of what is right before us: "This very moment, for all its imperfection and frustration, is pregnant with possibilities, pregnant with the future, ...http://quantumtheology.blogspot.com/2016/12/column-advent-1-this-very-moment.html
Advent Is IMPERATIVE! HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - November 27, 2016 If the parish ever runs short of money and I need to moonlight, I have a perfect job waiting for me: teaching grammar. It seems almost everyone I know under forty has forgotten the basic rules of English grammar. Just about every day I hear someone say "her and me went down to McDonalds." On the radio this week I heard "Less people attended the rally this year." Come on! Less rain, maybe, but fewer people. Some of our younger parishioners consider me a badge-carrying member ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2016/11/advent-is-imperative.html
Regular Sunday Vespers With Dominicans in Manhattan NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - September 15, 2016 ... the week, and Vespers will then be sung at 5:15; the booklet for the first Sunday can be consulted here . The priest who prepared it, Fr Innocent Smith O.P., has been mentioned here on NLM several times in connection with his interest in Dominican chant and various talks that he has given about it. I have known Fr Smith for many years, and I know that he will certainly do a great job in making this a worthy and beautiful celebration of the Church's evening prayer. The parish ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/qBSD9tCrAHM/regular-sunday-vespers-with-dominicans.html
Just a Little Window Into My Brain Right Now ;-) LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - September 13, 2016 ... in all cases, but in enough) when I go in to grade them on whether or not they successfully created the ePortfolio? "Let's see, John Smith, did he complete the ePortfolio setup? Wait, what?" John Smith. Title of ePortfolio: Eng 105 INSERT YOUR LAST NAME HERE I.Am.Not.Joking. I just... *scream face emoji!* Yesterday, I had a low moment. I thought to myself: "Am I doing something wrong? Were the directions I thought were so simple actually INCREDIBLY complicated and I just didn't realize it? I ...http://www.lifeofacatholiclibrarian.com/2016/09/just-little-window-into-my-brain-right.html
Kick-Starting Your Prayer Life AGGIE CATHOLIC BLOG - September 12, 2016 All of us have difficulties with prayer and we have to understand this is normal. Prayer takes a lot of work, even to get to the point of being OK at it. In many ways prayer is like any other relationship. Many of us start out basing it, in many ways, on good experiences and emotions. This, as in a romantic relationship, is a good thing, because it helps bring two people closer together. But, real love can only be fostered once we stop ...http://www.aggiecatholicblog.org/2016/09/kick-starting-your-prayer-life/