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ADVENTCAzT 06: Silence

Here is ADVENTCAzT 06, for Friday in the 1st Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 04: Suffering and Second Chances

Here is ADVENTCAzT 04, for Wednesday in the 1st Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude … 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? … 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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ADVENTCAzT 13: Silence

In gratitude to my donors and benefactors, during Advent I’m posting 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 13, for Friday … 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 … 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 … 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. He … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 107: Most Precious Blood and your sins; Interview with Fr. Finigan

At the beginning of July, a month dedicated in a special way to devotion to the Most Precious Blood of the Lord, I give you in the PODCAzT a short reflection on the Blood of the Lord, what happens at … Continue reading

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Liturgical silence

You should take a moment to read the latest post by His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan, about liturgical silence. Here is a bit. One of the attractions for many people, of the celebration of Mass according to the usus antiquior is … Continue reading

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SHHHHHSSSSers

Under another entry commenter "Allan" posted the following, which is worthy of consideration on its own.  My emphases and comments. I’ve been wondering where to post this, but under the theme of “brick by brick” I think there’s a lesson … Continue reading

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