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Concerning lying by omission, the perils of words, and the advantages of silence

At First Things there is a piece by Ramona V. Tausz, who rightly admires the discretion of Queen Elizabeth II regarding the media and too much public exposure.  She writes:
[T]here is something refreshing about Elizabeth herself. Nowadays, we expect our … Continue reading

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We Are Our Rites! Wherein Fr. Z rants after reading Peter Kwasniewski

At NLM, PK has a good offering.  (“Ho hum!”, you are saying, because I have to write that so often.)
Starting with Nietzsche and his famous “God is dead”, he spins up a good argument about “modern” liturgy, liturgists, etc., who … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Today in the traditional Roman calendar is the Feast of the Holy Family.
I think in most places today where the Novus Ordo is celebrated, you are probably observing Epiphany.   It shouldn’t be Epiphany, which ought to be 6 January, but … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2017 30: He lets us experience trials for a while – CORRECTED

UPDATE: I link to the correct audio file now.  SORRY!
Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 30, for the Octave of Christmas, New Year’s Day.
This is the final podcast for Advent/Christmas.  Thanks for listening.
Today, Joseph Ratzinger helps us start the new year.  He get’s … Continue reading

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If our “interior cell phone” is always busy because we are “having a conversation” with other creatures, how can God “call us”?

I find that more and more of my day, when I am at home, is spent in silence.  I have stopped checking the news.  I don’t often listen to music.  Sometimes I listen to audiobooks through Audible or my older … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 20th Sunday after Pentecost: Quiet is a hallmark of the holy

Yesterday I posted about the Collect for this Sunday’s Novus Ordo Mass for the 29th Ordinary Sunday.  Now, let’s see the Collect for what I jocularly like to called the “adult Mass”, in the Extraordinary Form for the 20th Sunday … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah’s new book available in ENGLISH

I warmly recommend that you – especially clergy – read everything you can get your hands on by His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah.
I’m delighted to announce that Card. Sarah’s new book, Le Force du Silence, hitherto only in French, is … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: Reform the liturgy! “The future of the Church is at stake”

At Sandro Magister’s place there are some English translations of selected paragraphs – fantastic paragraphs – from Robert Card. Sarah’s new book, with Nicholas Diat, out only in French for the moment, La force du silence. Contre la dictature du bruit (Fayard, Paris, … Continue reading

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Chatter v. Silence

What is it like in your parish church before and after Mass?  Is it still, recollected, decorous?  It is agitated, busy, undignified?  Is it silent?  Is it noisy?
Can we separate our identity as Catholics from our decorum in our churches?
Yesterday I … Continue reading

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NEW! Card. Sarah on silence, liturgy, and “turning toward the Lord” again. Amazing.

His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah was interviewed by a French newspaper at the time of the release of his latest book on the power of silence.  The book is, as I write, available in French.   The National Catholic Register has made … Continue reading

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Of liturgical silence and gigantic centipedes

Here is a great point for our reflection on our obligation to revitalize our liturgical worship of God.
Unless we revitalize our liturgical worship, no other aspect of a New Evangelization will have any lasting effect.
Dan Burke wrote at the National … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priests and a silent Roman Canon

In another post I wrote about an option for a silent Canon/Eucharistic Prayer in the Ordinary Form.
This comes from a priest:
I have had an interesting experience with the new translation of the Roman Missal. Since it arrived, I decided that … Continue reading

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A golden subject: Reclaiming silence in our churches. A Scotish bishop’s good insights.

The Bishop of Aberdeen, Scotland, has issued in interesting pastoral letter about the need to reclaim, indeed, “create” silence and, through silence, prayer.  The bishop, Most Rev. Hugh Gilbert, OSB, was once a monk and abbot of Pluscarden Abbey. … Continue reading

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Silence… silence… please, God, more silence! Fr. Z rants.

I just sent in a column for The Wanderer.  Here is the first part of what I offered this week.
In his General Audience of 10 August, Pope Benedict spoke about monastic silence, beauty and prayer.  He said,
Silence is the environmental … Continue reading

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Prayer, silence and noise during Mass

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, P.P of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has posted something about silence in the Mass.
Here it is with my emphases and comments.
I had a discussion with a group of priests recently on silence in … Continue reading

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