Monthly Archives: August 2009

Using Stadium Culture

Regarding my commentary on U2, Jim McK wonders: Do you feel the same way about liturgy taking over popular performance formats, as when a million people turn out as a stadium because a popular priest, ie the Pope, is celebrant? … Continue reading

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De Mortuis and Assorted Commentary

De mortuis nil nisi bonum. It’s a saying worth having not only in one’s vocabulary, but also in one’s orthopraxis. Those more concerned with orthodoxy, or their own brand of it, seem to be spending a lot of ink or … Continue reading

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Worship With U2

I’ll confess right out that I have little patience for the direct application of popular music items to liturgy.  In the time it would take me to locate a rare exception, I could write a new song myself. One basic … Continue reading

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RCIA 139-140: “Intense Spiritual Preparation”

The introductory sections for the Period of Purification and Enlightenment conclude: 139. This is a period of more intense spiritual preparation, consisting more in interior reflection than in catechetical instruction, and is intended to purify the minds and hearts of … Continue reading

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Low Mass, Any Form, RIP

In “Support Dropping” combox, Gavin wondered (D)oes Todd also support the banning of the Ordinary Form Low Mass as well? My short answer is yes. Though I see the query as a trick question of sorts. A clarification: The Roman … Continue reading

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RCIA 138: Purification and Enlightenment

Another post, another chapter. After exhausting the rituals of election and sending to election, we’ll return to 12 sections that detail the season of Lent, known to RCIA folks as the “Period of Purification and Enlightenment.” Three sections on these … Continue reading

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Support Dropping

It’s only two points in time, but over the past twenty-four years, support for the traditional Latin Mass has dropped 38%. The actual report from CARA is here. I know there are hopes that a revived traditionalism will invigorate Catholic … Continue reading

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