Tag Archives: liturgical abuse

Card. Burke and Card. Cañizares: liturgical abuse weakens the faith

Here is a story you won’t find over at the National Catholic Fishwrap… which is getting absolutely creamed in the Reader’s Choice Awards voting for Best Catholic Newspaper.  NCFishwrap is polling dead last, and I mean dead fish at 4%. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Of blasphemy and sacrilege during Mass

From a reader: The pastor at a local parish has used a “super-soaker” water gun during the sprinkling rite at Mass on several occasions. In a conversation with a parishioner from the parish, I incorrectly described the act as “blasphemous.” … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: positive promotion of good practices rather than correction of abuses

From a reader: You have posted numerous times regarding how to address issues of abuse within a parish in respect to how to compile evidence regarding said abuse, and by what channels to contact the local bishop or the prefect … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Pastor changes the offertory. What do I do?

From a reader: How should I approach my pastor about liturgical abuses he has been committing? The recurring abuse has been his changing the Offertorium to “Lord, accept this bread and wine. It comes from the earth, and it comes … Continue reading

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Connection of liturgical abuse and abuse of minors?

I read an interesting take today with a new view of a possible nexus of abuse of children by women religious and priests and, on the other hand liturgical abuse of congregations by women religious and priests. On the blog … Continue reading

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