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Online Edition: October 2008

Vol. XIV, No. 7

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News and Views — Pope Explains Summorum Pontificum to French Bishops | PCED Cardinal Comments… | Gregorian Chant and Polyphony Workshop | ICEL Reports Work on Missal Completed | Pro Orantibus: A Day “For Those Who Pray”

Quaerere Deum – To Seek God: The Culture of the Word and the Word of God — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

Dei Verbum (Printed in this issue — the Preface and Chapter VI, “Sacred Scripture in the Life of the Church” )

Excerpts from the Instrumentum Laboris for the XII Ordinary General Synod of Bishops — The Word of God in the Many Services of the Church, Chapter V

The Spirituality of Sacred Music: What does it mean when the Church sings? — by The Rev. Scott A. Haynes, SJC

Readers Forum — Politics and Prayers of the Faithful | MIDI Violins? | Ratio Translationis | Catholic Etiquette in Writing Letters | Prayer after Meals | The Gloria | Adoremus Hymnal Comments

Angels and the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist — by Father Ben Reese

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. — John 1:1-5

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life — the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us — that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing this that our joy may be complete. — I John 1:1-4

COVER: Blanche of Castile Instructing Her Son, King Louis IX of France; Author Dictating to Scribe, From a Moralized Bible, France, Paris, ca 1250 (M 240.LS), The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

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