Daily Archives: 3 February 2016

LIBS! University level liturgy course for YOU! BIG PUPPETS!

At the UConn Drama department:
Puppet Arts
Classes in puppetry were first taught at UConn in 1964 by Professor Frank W. Ballard, who had joined the faculty of Theatre Department as a set designer and technical director eight years earlier. After three … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: St. Blaise Blessing from a laywoman

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Yet another weird anomaly for our Modernist parish is having laity assist the priest in blessing throats on St. Blaise’s Feast. The laymen make no “Sign of the Cross” at least, merely place the candles across the throat … Continue reading

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3 Feb: St. Blaise and the blessing of candles and of throats

Every time I get my throat blessed on St. Blaise Day, I get a sore throat or bronchitis.  Although… this year I have already had it, so I hope I’ve dodged for February.
Ever the optimist, I keep going back each … Continue reading

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Tabernacle by Tabernacle

A while back there was a flurry of discussion in Madison, WI about the long-standing, patiently-implemented, diocesan-wide policy of returning the tabernacles for the Blessed Sacrament to the center of churches.
News reached me that in Brooklyn, a church is being … Continue reading

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Candle by Candle in NY

In Wisconsin we had rather dreadful weather and so cancelled the Candle-mass.  I am consoled, however, with this.
From a reader…
First mass celebrating the proper feast today in the EF in this church (St. Mary’s, Roslyn, NY – Long Island) for … Continue reading

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