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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday remaining after Epiphany: true “active participation” at Mass

As we approach the end of another liturgical year, an odd thing happens in the Church’s traditional, pre-Conciliar calendar. The Sundays left over after Epiphany, after Christmas, are finally dusted off and prayed until the liturgical year is concluded.  This has … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 9th Sunday after Pentecost: God, absolutely distant, absolutely near

This week’s Collect, which historically was in the 8th century Liber sacramentorum Gellonensis, was also the prayer over the people, or Super populum, in the 1962MR for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent. It was not, I believe, in the 1970MR … Continue reading

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Of liturgical silence and gigantic centipedes

Here is a great point for our reflection on our obligation to revitalize our liturgical worship of God. Unless we revitalize our liturgical worship, no other aspect of a New Evangelization will have any lasting effect. Dan Burke wrote at … Continue reading

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Reading Benedict Through Francis: Exploring ‘Lumen fidei 13’

Pope Benedict/Francis’ new encyclical, Lumen fidei (download PDF HERE), has some rich paragraphs. One in particular rang a deep bell for me. I think Benedict wove in an argument in favor of a particular style of liturgical worship.  See what … Continue reading

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