Daily Archives: 1 July 2009

In Honduras

My friend John is a lay volunteer in Honduras. In e-mails to us (he was on staff here at St Thomas for more than twenty years) he asks for our prayers. You can read his blog here, and offer support … Continue reading

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Progressive Solemnity I

As promised, I’ll begin a series of posts on some liturgical principles outlined in the US Bishop’s document, Sing to the Lord (SttL). Most of these principles aren’t original to the current crop of bishops and this particular liturgy legislation. Indeed, … Continue reading

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RCIA 83-84: Sundays and Meetings

The rite’s emphasis on celebrations of the word seems to presume a gradual introduction to the Sunday Eucharist. In the US, most inquirers have some experience of the Mass before setting foot inside the door for their first precatechumenate meeting. … Continue reading

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John Baldovin, SJ, on Liturgical Reform and its Critics

(This is Neil) I’ve been wanting to post about the Jesuit liturgist John Baldovin’s recently published Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics. This relatively brief book is neither a polemic nor an exhaustive historical defense of the postconciliar … Continue reading

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