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- Spiritual Bouquet for Bp. Morlino
By Ben Yanke on April 28, 2013
This is an absolute must-watch. Check it out. However, if you can’t, check out the transcript below. This is one of the best apologies for the free-market that I have heard yet. My crazy socialist professor needs to hear this. Phil Donahue (interviewer): When you see around the globe, the mal-distribution of wealth, a desperate plight of [...]
By Ben Yanke on April 26, 2013
During my tenure cantoring at my parish as we bring back Gregorian chant and beauty in the liturgy, I’ve heard more than once the complaint that “Do you think God really cares if we use chant/beautiful vestments/Latin/etc?” (With the implication that we should use pianos, burlap sacks, and Haugen instead). Right away, the smart alec [...]
By Ben Yanke on April 24, 2013
I find this absolutely infuriating. People come to America, kill us, and when we finally capture them, looney liberals come around saying we used “Too Much Force” in apprehending them. Now we have captured the two terrorists from Chechnya who come from the troubled region that is Muslim, but we cannot understand their motives, not yet. And [...]
By Ben Yanke on April 21, 2013
The other day on FB, I recently saw that a big homeschooling website had dug up an old quote from my blog (from here) and put it into a little infographic… and now, the graphic is making full circle and coming back right here. It’s a small world!
By Ben Yanke on April 20, 2013
One of our most wonderful prayers in our Catholic life is the Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen). It is also the designated Marian antiphon for liturgical use between the Monday after Pentecost and until Advent. I recently began learning the solemn tone of this prayer in my Homeschool group’s schola, under the direction of a [...]
By Ben Yanke on April 19, 2013
A beautiful Kyrie, from Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli, sung amazingly by the Tallis Scholars (one of my favorite groups) in 1980. I love polyphony. Lifts the soul to God.
By Ben Yanke on April 17, 2013
We have never invested as much in PUBLIC EDUCATION as we should have, because we’ve always had a kind of a private notion of children. [sarcasm]Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. [end sarcasm] We haven’t had a very COLLECTIVE notion of these are OUR children. So part of it is we have to [...]
By Ben Yanke on April 16, 2013
I would like to request prayers from all you readers for an important personal intention I have. Please keep me in your prayers in a special way over the next several weeks.
By Ben Yanke on April 13, 2013
This Friday, everyone! Join Holy Family Homeschoolers as they perform “The Beloved Dearly,” a hilarious play about the perils of running a pet funeral business out of your own backyard at the ripe old age of 12. One show the evening of April 19th, starting at 7:00 pm. Also included in the evening is a [...]
By Ben Yanke on April 12, 2013
Just recently, I’ve been perfecting my digital organ setup, and having quite a fun time doing so. It’s really quite amazing what you can do with a computer. A while back, I discovered a project called