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St. John XXIII doesn’t like it when you clap in church. So STOP it! (VIDEO)

Joseph Card. Ratzinger – now Benedict XVI – wrote in his Spirit of the Liturgy:
“Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Applause during Mass

From a reader:
One thing I have seen at several different parishes is the priest, during mass, after a song by the choir during mass either leading applause or in two instance saying something along the lines of ” How about … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: applause in church for music

From a reader:
I have complained on your blog and to this forum in
the past about their practice of vigorously applauding the choir after the communion “meditation”/song. Sometimes this song is even secular opera piece. After the applause, the choir just … Continue reading

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A comment on applause in church

I found this great image over at True Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter.
 

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Ratzinger on applause in church

From the blog Sober Inebriation comes this timely note:
An important liturgical message from Cardinal Ratzinger – now Pope Benedict XVI
"Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence … Continue reading

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