I just saw on Dappled Things that a Catholic parish that celebrates the Anglican Use rite is making a DVD. Check it out and watch a trailer! This provides more access to the richness of Catholic liturgy, but also could cause another “want” among some Catholics. I can hear it now… “We want Anglican use rite! Why can’t our parish have this?” Well, maybe there will be an indult here or there. As St. Paul said, (Phil. 1:18) “The important thing is that, in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.” (NIV)
I must admit a certain interest in the history of recorded sound, and this page plays for you one of the earliest extant recordings around. It was recorded October 5, 1888, and in it, Sir Arthur Sullivan is rather prophetic on the impact of recorded sound. Does this make me a “young fogey”?
Fr. Andrew Greeley recently wrote about divisions between older and younger priests in an article called “Young Fogeys.” He is apparently calling such youngsters as myself this (those crazy kids these days…). The “young fogeys,” however, tend to be very comfortable with such events as Franciscan University youth conferences (watch the latest promo video–I couldn’t get the Windows Media Player versions to work, but the VideoCD version downloaded ok), and if there is anything “fogey” about such things, then the definition of “fogey” needs to be examined more closely.
The semester doesn’t look overwhelming at this point, but it has only started. Many a cheer has gone up about not having any papers to write for Christology class, and it is Fr. Judd’s first time teaching Christology at a Masters level. Other classes are with familiar teachers.
There’s a young religious community of women founded in Argentina that is starting to grow–and that includes here in the U.S. It was founded in 1988. The community is the Sister Servants of the Lord and of the Virgin of Matera. Their website is currently only in Spanish, but even if you know little Spanish, it is quite easy to navigate through.
I’m on vacation, and I’ve been attending Masses in the diocese of Green Bay. Some changes from the new GIRM have been implemented, and I like what I see! Various “innovations” at parishes are starting to be quelled (or at least lessened). The book the Bishops’ Conference released that deals with some particularly American innovations (Introduction to the Order of the Mass) has yet to get its fifteen minutes of fame, but if it were followed, it would help even more.