Monthly Archives: October 2011

Enter CUBK

At the Bench, Deacon Greg links to one of our favorite internet comedians. Let’s take reverence down a notch or two and reduce a sacramental experience to an acronym. You know, if the clergy were forbidden from confecting the Eucharist, … Continue reading

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Spamawholelot

Just a caution in case anybody’s been trying to comment and hasn’t found their post … For some reason, this site has been attracting an annoying quantity of spam comments for the past week. The usual trickle has been five … Continue reading

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GDC 47: “The process of evangelization”

An explicit admission of our Catholic snail’s pace: 47. The Church, while ever containing in herself the fullness of the means of salvation, always operates “by slow stages”. (Ad Gentes 6b) The conciliar decree Ad Gentes clarifies well the dynamic … Continue reading

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GIRM 15: Things Old and New

At the US Bishops’ site, you can access the full text of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. Today, we finish up the introduction to the 2000 GIRM. This section, you’ll recall, was an addition to the previous edition of … Continue reading

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GDC 46: Evangelization

This is a key section of the General Directory for Catechesis. Casual readers, and perhaps too many bishops and clergy, who expect the transmission of faith to be focused on classroom learning and catechetical preaching, err gravely by overlooking the … Continue reading

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Pray the Mass: Forget Saying and Assisting

Jimmy Mac sent me a link to this review of a review of MR3. With all the fuss about “proper” and “accurate” and “authentic” language, maybe it’s time to retire a few odious terms that are still stinking up the … Continue reading

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GIRM 13b-14: Communion for the Laity

In light of imprudent policies put into place by bishops in Phoenix and perhaps Madison, this portion of the GIRM is very illuminating: Above all, the Second Vatican Council, which recommended “that more perfect form of participation in the Mass … Continue reading

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