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Benedict XVI on liturgical worship and our identity

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This is GREAT.
The Holy Father’s Wednesday Audience with my emphases and comments:
VATICAN, OCTOBER 3, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today in St. Peter’s Square. The Holy Father continued … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s General Audience on liturgical worship

Our Holy Father on what Mass means during his General Audience.  I have read the Italian, but the English isn’t available and I am not going to translate it right now.  Video HERE.
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Vatican Radio translation … 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: Elements of the Extraordinary Form in the Ordinary Form

From a reader:
Can the Last Gospel and the prayers at the foot of the altar be a part of the Ordinary Form? Also, can the priest say, “May the body of Our Lord Jesus Christ preserve your soul unto life … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald: The Church should make life harder for Catholics

Here is something for us all to think about as we approach the Year of Faith.
From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, comes this good reflection.  It is on their regular site, but can be found in the … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Options for Divine Office sung in Gregorian chant – ONLINE

There are times when as I work or drive or walk I listen to the Office sung by Benedictine monks.
For those of you who would like to get to know more about Gregorian chant, or start a schola, I recommend … Continue reading

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Revision of English “Liturgy of the Hours” to begin

I noticed this in the newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee for Divine Worship:
Liturgy of the Hours
Among the many liturgical books affected by the implementation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, none has generated more questions or interest than the Liturgy … Continue reading

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A bishop nixes iPads, apps, for liturgy

I have written about this here and here.
From CathNews New Zealand:
NZ Bishops: No liturgical use of Roman Missal iPad Apps
The Roman Missal apps for iPad may not be used in the liturgy.
The New Zealand Bishops have told their priests that … Continue reading

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To speak or not to speak: that is the question! Active Participation and the Extraordinary Form

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At Crisis I found an interesting piece about the older, traditional form of Holy Mass in the Roman Rite and “active participation”.
In the article “The Traditional Mass is Not a Spectator Sport by Steve Skojec … Continue reading

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Four minutes on what happened with the Council and what young people want now

Fr. Kramer, Pastor of the Extraordinary Form parish in Rome, explains the situation:
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