According to a 2004 study by Dr Pamela Heaton and Dr Francesca Happe at the University of London, autistic children show outstanding music skills. The research compared the skills of six to 19 year old individuals with autism, and a control group with matching age, IQ and level of musical background, on a series of […]
Wherein I ramble… Yesterday, Msgr. Charles Pope wrote, and later removed, a blog post calling for an end to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City and the Al Smith Dinner because they have become a mockery. BuzzFeed has the text of the removed post, which I also read before it was removed. […]
In today’s readings we learn one of the most important lessons of all. Unless we are cooperating with God, all of our labors are in vain. Read Today’s Readings at the USCCB website: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/090414.cfm
Relax and listen. Sibylla Rubens, soprano. Irene Friedli, alto. Scot Weir, tenor (Mass Offertorium) Christoph Genz, tenor (Tantum ergo) Matthias Goerne, tenor II & bass (Mass) Thomas Mehnert, bass (Tantum ergo). Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach collegiums Stuttgart. Helmuth Rilling, conductor. Franz Schubert – Mass No. 6 in E flat major, D 950 Kyrie I. […]
My daughter Teresa sings Soprano with the local public high school chorus. This year, one of the songs they will be singing is Prayer of the Children. They practiced it today after watching a video performance by Gondwana Singers. Teresa said that she thought of the children of Iraq as she sang it. She will be […]
Happy Independence Day, everyone! As we celebrate today, let us also not forget those to whom freedom from oppression has not yet come. What if our Founding Fathers just said “I’m personally opposed, but . . .” – National Right to Life.
This story literally nauseated me. Independent via Pew Sitter: The concept of free will could be little more than the result of background noise in the brain, according to a recent study. It has previously been suggested that our perceived ability to make autonomous choices is an illusion – and now scientists from the Center […]
Apparently there was a fight in the Catholic blogosphere and I wasn’t invited. From what I can make out from this post at Catholic Lane, it had something to do with whether we’re supposed to be polite. You may have heard that the blogosphere (the community of Catholic bloggers) has been involved in a bit […]
My daughter Teresa is practicing the hymns for Mass this weekend. Two of them are Eat This Bread and Here I Am, Lord. Be sure to remember our priests at Holy Mass. They need and deserve our prayers. Readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.