Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Armchair Liturgist Ponders the Gloria at Wedding Masses

By now, many clergy and wedding musicians are familiar with the expanded prescriptions of the Gloria, including its provision in ritual Masses, including weddings, and even on a Lent or Advent weekday. I had a wedding Mass this past weekend … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 77-78: The Chapel of Reservation

The bishops give two brief sections to direct the planning of a separate Eucharistic Chapel: § 77 § The diocesan bishop may direct the parish to reserve the Blessed Sacrament in a chapel separate from the nave and sanctuary but … Continue reading

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Where Do We Look?

I was recently introduced to the writings of artist and evangelist Lilias Trotter. You’ve probably never heard of her. You have to search deep in the engines to find ample material on her life. All of her books seem to … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 32: Christian Liberation Message Rooted in Christ

With the recent discussion on liberation, Pope Paul was careful to note that simply advocating for liberation is not enough, even if the impulse is generous and positive in intent: 32. We must not ignore the fact that many, even … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 74-76: The Location of the Tabernacle

It’s interesting that the bishops do not reference the post-conciliar document Eucharisticum Mysterium and its suggestion for a separate chapel where a prayerful place is needed in a busy community. Despite having grown up in parishes with tabernacles on the old high … Continue reading

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Psalm 126: The Lord Has Done Great Things

The 126th comes up in the 30th Ordinary Sunday Lectionary, cycle B, the end of next month. I appreciate the assistance of my friend Lynette who rendered my setting nicely: The Lord Has Done Great Things Note: Gratis permission is … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 31: Charity and Justice

Because human beings exist in both the anthropological and the theological realms–it is how we were created after all, liberation and evangelization are linked. Pope Paul cites the connection as “profound.” Do you find that stated too strongly? It is … Continue reading

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