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Signs of the Times  •  13 December 2017 •  No. 147

Processional.Prepare the Way,” Jaques Berthier, performed by the Choir of Grace Luther Church, River Forest, Illinois.

Above: Wildfire approaching Springs of Life Church in Casitas Springs, California. AP photo/Noah Berger.

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MARY'S MAGNIFICAT

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Signs of the Times  •  6 December 2017 •  No. 146

Processional. “All God's creatures got a place in the choir / Some sing low and some sing higher, / Some sing out loud on a telephone wire, / Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they've got now.” —Makem & Clancy, “A Place in the Choir”

Above: The Anasazi Family rock formations in Bears Ears National Monument, Utah. (Alamy Stock Photo) This week President Trump dramatically reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, which opens the land for commercial exploitation, particularly by fossil fuel companies.
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Signs of the Times  •  28 November 2017 •  No. 145

Processional.Adiemus,” composed by Karl Jenkins and performed by the Angel City Chorale. (There are no lyrics as such, instead the vocalists sing syllables and "words" invented by Jenkins.)

Above: Owl At Night (Kletr/Shutterstock)

Invocation. “Calling all angels, calling all angels / Walk me through this one, don't leave me alone / Calling all angels, calling all angels / We're tryin', we're hopin' but we're not sure how.” —Jane Siberry & KD Lang, “Calling All Angels” (Thanks Abigail.) Read more ›

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Signs of the Times  •  8 November •  No. 143

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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS ARE US
Facing the facts, imagining a different future

Processional.Motete: Versa est in luctum,” 17th century Spanish Renaissance composer Tomás Victoria, a setting of Job 30:31; 7:16. English translation: “My harp is turned to mourning and my organ into the voice of those that weep. Spare me, O Lord, for my days are nothing.” (Thanks Brooks.) Read more ›