Tag Archives: liturgy

WDTPRS POLL: Your Mass preparation and follow up during the week

I am curious about your preparation for Holy Mass or Divine Liturgy on Sundays and Holy Days or Feasts.  This applies to both forms of the Roman Rite and other Rites as well.
Please choose the best answer and, if you … Continue reading

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Gregorian chant v. folk music. A parish in Toronto. Fr. Z rants.

Pope Benedict has proposed what I have called his “Marshall Plan” to renew Catholic identity.  This must involve a reading of the Second Vatican Council in continuity with all the other Councils, not as a point of … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict on keeping vigil this Triduum

Excerpts from the Holy Father’s Wednesday Audience via the site of Vatican Radio:
Today there is “a certain callousness of the soul towards the power of evil, an insensitivity to all the evil in the world: we do not want to … Continue reading

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WaPo, by indirection, finds direction out.

From WaPo‘s On Faith…  with my emphases and comments.
Pope’s master of liturgy helps Benedict restore traditions
By Jason Horowitz
Washington Post Staff Writer
IN ROME On a rainy Christmas Eve, Pope Benedict XVI followed a procession of Swiss guards, bishops and priests down … Continue reading

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A glimpse into planning for liturgy!

A friend of mine who works in the ad biz (that’s advertisement business for people who live to close to the Vortex) to give me a glimpse into his world.
"But wait, friend!", quoth I.  "This reminds me of something.  What … Continue reading

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“Consubstantial” – Who do people REALLY say that He is?

The new translation contains an alarming new threat.
"Consubstantial"
By clinging to the inaccurate rendering of "consubstantialem Patri" in the Creed as "one in being with the Father", liberals obfuscate the dogma of the Church that Jesus is God, that He is … Continue reading

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WSJ: liturgical diversity

From the WSJ with my emphases and comments:

 
The Pope Lets a Thousand Liturgies Bloom [This is an echo of a famous phrase that helped to spark the so-called "Hundred Flowers Campaign" in Communist China.  "Let a hundred flowers blossom, let … Continue reading

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NB: New book in Italian on liturgy

On the Italian site of ZENIT there is a note about a new book, in Italian, concerned with liturgy by Fr. Mauro Gagliardi dal titolo “Liturgia fonte di vita. Prospettive teologiche” (Fede & Cultura) – "Liturgy – source of life: … Continue reading

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Bp. Nickless (D. Sioux City): OUTSTANDING Pastoral Letter

It is a big day for the priests and people in the Diocese of Sioux City.
His Excellency Most Reverend R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City, four years as bishop, during this year for Priests, has issued a pastoral … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 91: A hymn dissected “Te lucis ante terminum”; Don Camillo (part VI)

Today we will drill into a hymn sung by Holy Church in the Liturgia horarum for Compline every evening.  It is called Te lucis ante terminum.

Since the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, the hymn was rewritten a bit, the … Continue reading

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A Swiss bishop sounds off about Vatican II

A reader sent me the following from the website of the Diocese of Basel, Switzerland.   His Excellency Most Rev. Kurt Koch has weighed in with comments in a rather highly amped German-language speaking environment.  As you know there is a … Continue reading

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A “Crunchy Con” liturgical essay… rereading that baptist minister’s remarks on worship

Some hours back I posted an interesting piece by a baptist minister which has been getting some play in the blogosphere.
On a site called Crunchy Con there is a reaction to the experience this baptist minister had.
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Wedges

It seems suddenly okay that a nominee to the Supreme Court be … *GASP*  …. Catholic!
On the website of The Boston Globe comes this on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to SCOTUS.
My emphases and comments.
Sotomayor would be sixth Catholic … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What do you mean by “liturgy” in need of “reform”?

From a reader:
On your take on notredame you kept refering to the "liturgy". In the present catholic church there are 2 different liturgies: the novus ordo and the tridentine. What liturgy are you refering to that needs reforming. The old … Continue reading

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His Hermeneuticalness reviews a review

His Hermeneuticalness reviews a review.  Let’s have a look at the great Fr. Tim Fingan’s latest interesting entry.
A recent book by John Baldovin SJ, "Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics", published by the Liturgical Press of Collegeville, Minnesota, … Continue reading

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