Category Archives: Liturgy

Who Brings Communion to a Priest?

A priest friend of mine, retired, underwent knee replacement surgery today. Our associate pastor went to visit. I’m not sure if he brought the Eucharist. But it struck me that a priest might be alone in a town, perhaps isolated … Continue reading

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Cupich on Liturgy

New Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich was supposedly tapped to serve in Milwaukee a few years ago, but the move was blocked overseas, according to Rocco Palmo. That’s a fascinating little tidbit, as is the fact this is the first incoming … Continue reading

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Mass Mob

The Mass Mob movement seems to be spreading. Buffalo was where I noticed it first reported in the news. Philadelphia has a web site too. NCRep picked up the story in Detroit. If the movement is developing beyond expectations, I … Continue reading

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Is “Suicide” A Bad Church Word?

I received a request from one of our students this morning: could we pray for a hometown friend who committed suicide? We are very careful about naming people (I was sent the name) in the prayers of the faithful. Lacking the person’s … Continue reading

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CDWDS Head Heads Back To Spain

Whispered here, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, head of the curial dicastery in charge of liturgy, will soon head back to his native Spain to take the helm at the Archdiocese of Valencia. Fretting will commence anew among liturgical conservatives, I’m … Continue reading

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Creed at Liturgy

One memory of forty-four years ago, my baptismal day, was some concern about reciting the Creed. I had been going to Mass for a number of months, so the Nicene Creed was okay in my head. But there was enough … Continue reading

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Difficult Prayers

My parish has a long tradition of parishioners composing the intercessions for weekend Masses. I’m responsible for the final edit. I use that if we have a death of a parishioner and get word of it on Saturday. Otherwise I’m … Continue reading

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