Category Archives: Liturgy

No Good Morning

According to the Catholic Herald, Archbishop Tagle gives his Manila priests some liturgical advice: With all due respect, my brother-priests, I do not see the need for saying “good morning” and similar greetings when God’s real presence in the Holy Eucharist alone suffices. … Continue reading

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Looking Down, Wiping Feet

The church entrances at St John’s are pretty cool, I think. I asked on my parish’s Facebook page, and I ask it here: Is this kind of attention to detail, extending to the mats on which one wipes one’s feet, … Continue reading

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Doors And Confluences

One of the first things I noticed at Mass on Sunday as I walked up to church is that is appeared at first these great doors were open. And they were. But they were not the only doors on the … Continue reading

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Sunday Surprise

I was checking that image I posted of St John’s church on the Creighton campus. I was there for 10:30 Mass this morning, then for sung Sunday Vespers this evening at 5:30, and there has been further development. Way further … Continue reading

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One Sunday, One Mass

One Sunday, one Mass: what a thought! It will be great to settle in with a community for the next few weeks with a different set of responsibilities. (Writing papers and keeping up on reading assignments rather than wrangling liturgical … Continue reading

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Organ Donation

Jimmy Mac sent me a link to a Commonweal article on Dutch churches sending out liturgical items to places as far flung as Indonesia, the Dominican Republic, and in between. Even Italy. They sell, because otherwise the urge of capitalism would … Continue reading

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Bad Liturgy 1: Reserving the Blood

If I were to start blogging today, maybe I would title my site “Bad Liturgy.” Why? I reflect on a few recent practices in my parish and I think about how much worse it was in the past. I just … Continue reading

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