Daily Archives: October 3, 2011

The Angelus – “God Gives Himself Into Our Hands”

VATICAN CITY,  The address Benedict XVI gave yesterday before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Dear brothers and sisters! This Sunday’s Gospel closes with Jesus’ warning addressed to the chief priests and elders … Continue reading

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Choirmaster and the rules

Choirmasters can be a special species, they are said to have their whims and fits, when the choir is not displaying the expected efficiency and accuracy. Are you also a choirmaster and working with children? But what would you say … Continue reading

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John Wayne’s conversion to Catholicism

by DAVID KERR (EWTN NEWS/CNA)  John Wayne, for many, was a Hollywood legend who symbolized true masculinity and American values. To Father Matthew Muñoz, though, he was simply “granddaddy.” “When we were little we’d go to his house, and we’d … Continue reading

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Rachmaninov: The Great Litany

I came across this beautiful piece of music recently: It is the first movement of Rachmaninov’s Op 31, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, the Great Litany (Великая ектения). According to the information on Wikipedia, it is “a prayerful petition in … Continue reading

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