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Pope Francis and Universal Synods MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - September 23, 2016 ... politics is used to interpret the facts. The Church authorities and theologians are divided between "conservatives" and "liberals"; and it is assumed that there is antagonism between them. In spite of all that Popes Francis and Benedict have actually said on the subject, the two popes are pushed, willy nilly, into opposing camps and, by choosing some quotations and ignoring others, are made to appear to dance to the media's ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/09/pope-francis-and-universal-synods.html
Sunday Sermon, August 28 -- Sacred Music, Singing AT Mass Vs Singing THE Mass THE NEW THEOLOGICAL MOVEMENT - September 3, 2016 Sunday Sermon, August 28 -- On music in the Liturgy. From Musicam Sacram, the only Vatican document on sacred music since Vatican II: The parts of the Mass are divided into three categories related to singing. If anything of the second or third category is sung, then all of the first must be sung -- and it is more proper to sing the portions of the first and the second than to sing parts of the third. The first ...http://newtheologicalmovement.blogspot.com/2016/09/sunday-sermon-august-28-sacred-music.html
More on Music (but Hopefully the Last of This Stream) A FOLLOWER OF FRANCIS - September 3, 2016 ... I've provided music. But ... the minister had called the woman who used to do the music before I did, and gave her the impression that I was not going to provide music starting immediately, so the woman prepared three different songs to sing. We both arrived prepared - and the Minister had printed the program with the three songs in it so we would practice them. She got upset - not angry, just flustered - that I had also printed the songs. The woman who had prepared three different songs ...http://paxchristirochester.blogspot.com/2016/09/more-on-music-but-hopefully-last-of.html
THE NARROW ROAD TOWARDS THE NARROW GATE. 21th Sunday in Ordinary Time. GLORIA OLIVAE - August 23, 2016 1. A good question. Someone asked Jesus; 'are they few in number who are to be saved?' That was a good question. I, myself, would want to know if my parents, my brother and sister, my relatives and my friends would be saved. But Christ responds; 'that was a bad question.' Why? Because you must first be concerned with your own salvation before looking at the salvation of others. What can you do for others if your own salvation is not ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_08_01_archive.html#1504274733514449680
Cardinal Burke Insists He Is Serving Francis, Not Opposing Him SANCTE PATER - August 23, 2016 ... cardinal says "are still current." But Francis is mentioned only in passing, which seems just fine by Burke. "I know about all these depictions. People call me 'the enemy of the pope' and so forth. I have never been and I am not presently the enemy of the pope," Burke told RNS by telephone recently from his home state of Wisconsin, where he was spending time this summer. "I have never, in anything I've said, shown disrespect to the papal office, because the Catholic Church ...http://www.sanctepater.com/2016/08/cardinal-burke-insists-he-is-serving.html
Heart to Heart: The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - June 4, 2016 ... the child will be holy and will be called Son of God;" and from her immaculate heart came her answer, "I am the handmaid of the Lord. Let what you have said be done to me." It can be said that Jesus was conceived through the heart of Mary. The Visitation is a story of the meeting of John the Baptist with Jesus within the depths of Elizabeth and Mary, and it is from within the heart of Mary that the Magnificat flowed. The events and words that express the meaning of Christ's ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/06/heart-to-heart-feast-of-immaculate.html