Monthly Archives: November 2010

“Thank You, South Africa”

The New Zealand bishops had a bit of overseas help when they printed out their spanking-new worship aid for Implementation Weekend. Jeffrey Tucker links the sheet at the Chant Cafe. Now we get to see what all the I-hate-you-hierarchy fuss … Continue reading

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OCF 219: Committal

The words of committal follow, one of two options given in OCF 219, or one of four options (a bit more specialized) given in OCF 406. Option A was included in the first edition of OCF. I’ll give the second, … Continue reading

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Singing A Divided Advent

For you music planners out there using “unproper” texts, what is your approach to the twofold nature of Advent? Were you into the apocalyptic this weekend, and saving the tender thoughts of anticipation and joy for the final days of … Continue reading

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OCF 218: Prayer over the Place of Committal

The rite gives three options for the Prayer over the Place of Committal: one if the place is to be blessed, one if it has already been blessed, and one when the final disposition is to take place at a … Continue reading

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MR3 Parade: Kiwis Follow South Africa

Adam Bartlett is about two years behind the implementation of the ’08 Ordo Missae in South Africa, but he and his confreres at The Chant Cafe seem to have enough to cheer about with New Zealand’s partial implementation. The commentariat at InsideCatholic has … Continue reading

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OCF 216-217: A Closer Look at “Or Similar Words”

As we read in OCF 207, the outline of Committal precedes the rubrics and texts of OCF 216, and is set out as follows: Invitation Scripture Verse Prayer over the Place of Committal Committal Intercessions Lord’s Prayer Concluding Prayer Prayer … Continue reading

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The Winters of our Discontent

It can be either funny or shocking when otherwise liberal commentators drink the corporate Kool-Aid and cherry pick their “hysterical” opposition on important issues of the day. MSW’s commentary is often entertaining and usually provocative. But as long as he’s … Continue reading

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