Daily Archives: August 7, 2010

A cappella music and fantastic vocals from Africa

I love a cappella music, period. I’m a fan of The King’s Singers, the “Straight No Chaser” Christmas albums, the wonderful CDs of the Benedictines of Mary Queen of Apostles (you can hear a sample on their web page here), … Continue reading

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Christianity and progressivism

Christianity is all about the future. Contrary to popular opinion among “non-believers”, we are not retrogressive, reactionary, and backward-looking. Quite to the contrary: it’s because we are so concerned about the future that we look to the past. Those who … Continue reading


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My first baptism at the parish

I’ve baptized children before, but this was my first time in St Patrick’s Parish (at the mission church of Our Lady of the Lake). It’s really a blessing to be the instrument for a person being “born again of water … Continue reading

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It’s our turn to move mountains

The history of the Church is a story of faith moving mountains. Right from the beginning, Christians have faced a situation like the one described in the first reading today: that of seeing people around them worship false gods of … Continue reading

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