A few random thoughts and ponderings to start the week...
While the new Mass translation has become almost second-nature (with a few slip-ups here and there), I'm still not comfortable with the musical arrangements our parish uses. They aren't much different than what was used before, but they sound awkward in places and a bit forced. Why can't we just do chant?
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I had a proud father moment: Our six-year-old daughter's religion teacher informed us this Sunday that she would begin each class with a decade of the rosary so that the kids would have a chance to practice their prayers. "Some of them don't even know their basic prayers," she said, "so this gives them a chance to learn." Then she quickly added, "Well except for her." [Meaning our daughter.] "She knows them all!"
Then, after class, our daughter told us that the teacher seemed unsure how to conclude the session, so she suggested to the teacher that they should conclude with: "May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace." Her teacher thought that was a great idea. Maybe next week our little religion whiz will throw out some Latin.
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I plan on purchasing a new tablet PC soon. This new model will have access to Google features such as Blogger so that I can blog on a mobile device. When that happens I plan on posting a test post here at Faith and Reason to see how practical the device will be for blogging. So bear with me as I attempt this technological feat. It may just be a one-time thing... but then again, I do see some possible uses down the road.