Monthly Archives: July 2012

OCM Introduction 22-23: Psalms at Communion

Let’s wrap up our examination of the Ordo Cantus Missae with a look back at Communion psalms: 22. The numbers of psalms and of their verses are taken from the Nova Vulgata edition (Vatican Polyglot Press, 1969). The verses and … Continue reading

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Dicastery to Address Abuse?

Father Peter Day suggests a certain effort and energy is needed to make headway on the sex abuse and cover-up scandals. A worldwide initiative is suggested, courtesy of Australia’s Eureka Street publication: (A)mid the thousands of shattered lives, the institutional … Continue reading

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More on Culpability

I see RNS picking up and commenting on Fr Longenecker’s possession theme for the Aurora shootings, and I wanted to follow up a bit more on last week’s “Culpability” post. I repeat again: not having direct contact with the person … Continue reading

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OCM Introduction 19-21: How to Use the Order of Chant for Mass

As always, I note the kind contribution of Richard Chonak who translated the Latin original of the second edition (1988). Today, some guidance on how to use the repertoire in the Roman Gradual for the reformed liturgy: 19. Since a great variety … Continue reading

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Looking at Evangelization in the Year of Faith

I’d like to ask for reader input on this next bit. Which may not be so bitty. The Year of Faith commences on 11 October and continues through November 2013. It seems appropriate to take up significant blog space here … Continue reading

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OCM Introduction 13-18: Liturgy of the Eucharist, Concluding Rites

Let’s roll through the remainder of the Mass. OCM doesn’t give a lot of instruction on this part, but keep in mind that everything written about the music at entrance (OCM 1) applies to singing during the Communion Procession (OCM … Continue reading

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Albany Clergy Challenge

… both the CDF and the LCWR to offer an example to the world on how disagreement and misunderstanding are handled. From the letter: We pray for a successful outcome of the mutual dialogue that will occur between your leadership, … Continue reading

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