Fly-By Faith: The Archdiocese of Washington’s New Drone-Cam

Procession

Moving ever forward in its embrace of the new technology, the Archdiocese of Washington has bought its very own drone.Priced at under $1,000, the saucer-shaped, camera-laden drone will enable the Archdiocese to film events from a new perspective.  It was used on Mother's Day to capture the Archdiocese's procession marking the canonization of the two popes, John Paul II and John XXIII.The Archdiocese of Washington has led the nation's dioceses in its embrace of social media.  From Y … [Read more...]

Would God Tell You to Just Shut Up?

God the Father

One day up in heaven, people were praying and praising and singing and having a good ol' time.And John Smith, who had just died and arrived at the Pearly Gates, spotted his wife Mary, who'd been waiting for him all these years.  "Honey!" he exclaimed.  "How I've missed you!  How great to see you again!"At the same time Jeanette Evans, overwhelmed by the radiant beauty of the golden path and the delicious aroma of the heavenly flowers, exclaimed loudly to her friend Rosa, "Oh, look at the … [Read more...]

O Redemptor: Chant for the Chrism Mass

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It was my privilege this year to attend the Chrism Mass at Detroit's Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Holy Thursday.  It's at that Mass, on the day on which the Lord instituted the priesthood, that priests of the Archdiocese renew their commitment to priestly service.Also during that Mass, the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of the Catechumens and the Sacred Chrism are each presented to the Archbishop and blessed.  As each oil is processed to the Archbishop, the choir sings the beautiful O … [Read more...]


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