A few HINTS where I'm going this weekend...
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Continuing the theme of our last post, check out this website that has a wealth of chants for the soon to be implemented new translation of the Roman Missal. Good stuff. Hope to see a lot of these being put to use in our parishes...
Posted by Padre Paulus at 12:31 PM
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I came across this post at The New Liturgical Movement. It is a chant setting for the newly translated Gloria that will be implemented with the new missal later this year. I think it is a beautiful setting of the vernacular and a fine representation of the principle of Sacrosanctum Concilium: that Gregorian Chant should have the pride of place in the Roman liturgy. Let's hope we see more and more liturgical music of this quality in the coming years.
Posted by Padre Paulus at 3:05 PM
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
So, a couple of the guys at the house here are from more northern climes and are pretty rabid hockey fans. Growing up in Kentucky hockey has been a pretty non-existent sport to me (save the ill-fated "Louisville River Frogs" minor league hockey team that lasted all of three or so years back in the 90's). It was something akin to soccer, only played on ice. So, I went to a hockey game this afternoon with a couple of the guys (Fr. John and Br. Jim). Must say that it was a good time. The Capitals ended up winning three to one, scoring three goals in an exciting third period. Hockey fans, it seems to me, are a pretty enthusiastic bunch. They hardly stop cheering, are nearly all clad in a hockey jersey, and seem to be really in to the sport; all things which I can dig. It's fast-paced and I can appreciate the skill involved to stay erect on ice skates without breaking bones. But alas, should there be a budding hockey fan here, I will soon be returning to the land where hockey is but an obscurity on the sports spectrum. I hate to say it, but after this afternoon, that might be a bad thing...
Posted by Padre Paulus at 10:23 PM
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
One of the three classes I have left to take for the JCL degree is titled "Comparative European Legal History: Roman Law and the Ius commune," or just "Roman Law" for short. Our professor couldn't be any more the stereotypical, somewhat disheveled, living in the 13th century... well, let's just say he is a character. While he is passionately in love with everything pre-15th century (mention the name "Gratian" and stand back...), when it comes to the internet he has a considerable amount of savoir-faire. In fact, he has an extensive website that is hosted by the university. Click HERE for Dr. Pennington's general website, and HERE for our specific class website. You can even check out video recordings of the class and access a plethora of material that has been scanned and posted.
Posted by Padre Paulus at 8:52 PM
Click HERE to link to an interesting website (kind of a Catholic Youtube) with videos posted of various Catholic themes. I've been aware of it for some time, but hadn't gotten around to posting a direct link to it. There's some real gems on here if you search for them.
Posted by Padre Paulus at 6:58 PM
Monday, January 10, 2011
You've probably seen that AT&T commercial with all the orange drapes? Yeah, I have AT&T and if those drapes represent their coverage area, then I know several places that aren't "draped." But anyway, I digress. The song from that commercial I thought was pretty catchy. I found that the original was done by this English musician Nick Drake. Never heard of him, but I downloaded some of his stuff. It's pretty good, in a mellow sort of way. Anyway, this song has been in my head for the past couple days:
Posted by Padre Paulus at 3:38 PM
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I've been home for Christmas break from the university for the past two weeks. Been enjoying helping out at various parishes, catching up with some friends, and just enjoying relaxing at home. I had the opportunity to get a few days fishing in down in Bristol at the South Holston last week. Alas, the break is coming to a close, and I'll be headed back to CUA in a couple days. Can't believe this is gonna be the last semester. Three classes left to take, a thesis to finish, and comprehensive exams to pass. Here we go...
Posted by Padre Paulus at 9:24 AM