Tag Archives: inculturation

Reason #9636 for Summorum Pontificum

I don’t have even the slightest doubt that the Brazilian priest is a good fellow, diligent in his pastoral duties, and well-meaning.
But priests shouldn’t do this in church.  Really shouldn’t do this during Mass.
This was, apparently, during a Mass in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Fr. Z rants about authentic inculturation

The Latin Collects we are given each week have a magnificent content. When the alter Christus, the priest, lifts these prayers on high in the context of the sacred mysteries of Holy Mass, the words have power to shape … Continue reading

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Crystal cathedral to Catholic cathedral?

I harbor doubts about a trend I have seen in some church architecture.  Am I wrong, or has there been an uptick in the use of Eastern or Byzantine elements in the design or the redecoration of Latin Church churches?   … Continue reading

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“beige Catholicism”… inculturation…

On this blog and in print I have often made a distinction about inculturation.
Inculturation is inevitable and necessary and a nature dynamic of who we are as Catholic Christians.  But inculturation must be properly understood and applied.
There is a two-way … Continue reading

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