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Behold, the Handmaid of the Lord.

The Feast of the Annunciation Today, when we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation, we not only celebrate the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary, but also the great mystery of the Incarnation, taking place at the moment Mary declares, in obedience to the Lord, “be it done.” The dialogue we observe between Mary and the angel (found in Luke, chapter ...

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The Essential Chant Book?

For some time, we’ve mentioned in passing the project called The Parish Book of Chant. The idea here is to combined all the universal people’s music associated with the Mass, including a Kyriale and chant hymns, together with an EF and OF Ordo, all with English translations, as compiled by Richard Rice. Incredibly, nothing like this is in print. So ...

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Kid Choir Smackdown

Okay folks, it’s the three year old singing the Sanctus versus the two and a half year old singing the Our Father. Our Father Baby Susan sings the Sanctus H/T Danielle Bean : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

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How Not to Write a Press Release

I recently stumbled across a press release that I assume was written by a Catholic company promoting its new products. While I commend the publisher for actually having enough business sense to make use of press releases, the manner in which this was accomplished veered into that murky area of ethics that I have commented on before. The publisher put ...

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I Will Make You Fishers of Men

The Feast of St. Mark – the Evangelist – is April 25 – “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature” The Incredulity of Saint Thomas Fine Art Print Thomas said [to the other Twelve] “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my ...

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The Original Catholic Content Site

About fifteen years ago several Catholic websites were started by some of those pioneering people who saw the Internet as a way to provide Catholic information and community on-line. This was before Amazon was huge and when AOL was still king of Internet access while their ubiquitous disks were cursed by all. Among those original pioneers (forgive me if I ...

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Nothing Is Too Cheap For God

A coworker of mine was recently reading through a discussion forum and came across a post that said “Since Vatican II, it seems that nothing is too cheap for God.” I don’t think that Vatican II can be blamed for the mediocrity that passes for “art”, “architecture”, “music”, and “education” in the Church today, but the council can certainly be ...

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The Life of Christ – An Invitation for you.

¬†This Paschal season, and beyond, we might do well to ask ourselves “how can we come to know Our Lord in a deeper and more meaningful way?” In our life-long journey to Christ, who we know is the Light and the Life, what could be more important? The Church teaches us that we can deepen our experience of the Lord ...

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Taking Part in the Triduum

For various reasons we haven’t been involved in Triduum services for a few years but decided this year to get to both Holy Thursday and Good¬† Friday liturgies. By the time the weekend is over we will have been to a different church for each service. Holy Thursday was a reverent Mass that ended with a Eucharistic procession and the ...

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