Dec 15, 2004

Table of Contents

Online Edition – December 2004 – January 2005
Vol. X, No. 9

Table of Contents

News and Views Pope Gives Ancient Relics to Orthodox Patriarch — Inculturation California style — "Progressive" Translation?

Bishops Send Mixed Signals at USCCB Meeting — Highlights of the USCCB Annual Meeting — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

The Year of the Eucharist – Suggestions and Proposals — Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. (The first three chapters are published in the hardcopy edition; however the link is to the entire document. For more information, see Year of the Eucharist Section on this web site.)

Readers’ Forum – Episcopalians and the Real Presence — Prayer for the Year of the Eucharist — Concerts in Churches — What Happened to Jubilate Deo? — Gobbledygook — Confusion in Communion lines — "Adapted" Teaching — Forgotten Reality — Old Guard’s Grip — Bishops Disappoint

"Churchmouse" Choir Records Christmas CD — Fans of the "Churchmouse Squeaks" cartoon, a regular feature in these pages, may be surprised to learn that the "mice" are a real choir, and the cartoonist, Lucy Carroll, is their real director. Dr. Carroll, whose essays on Church music frequently appear in AB, is organist and choir director at the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia.

Rejoice, the new Christmas album, was recorded live at the monastery, and includes a thoughtful selection of Christmas hymns and carols, several of them arranged by Dr. Carroll. All proceeds from the CD will benefit the Monastery.

To order The Monastery Choir’s Rejoice CD, send a check to "Carmelite Monastery" for $14 ($12 + $2 postage). Mark on the envelope "Monastery Christmas CD". Address: The Monastery Choir, c/o Dr. Lucy Carroll, 712 High Ave., Hatboro, PA 19040.

You may also visit the Choir online at Choir Website.



Helen Hull Hitchcock

Helen Hull Hitchcock (1939-2014) was editor of the <em>Adoremus Bulletin</em>, which she co-founded. She was also the founding director of Women for Faith & Family and editor of its quarterly journal, Voices. She published many articles and essays in a wide range of Catholic journals, and authored and edited <em>The Politics of Prayer: Feminist Language and the Worship of God</em> (Ignatius Press 1992), a collection of essays on issues involved in translation. She contributed essays to several books, including <em>Spiritual Journeys</em>, a book of “conversion stories” (Daughters of St. Paul). Helen lectured in the US and abroad, and appeared frequently on radio and television, representing Catholic teaching on issues affecting Catholic women, families, and Catholic faith and worship.