Category Archives: Liturgy

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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The Dog Days of Easter

There are advantages to having an early Easter. Say, about the end of March. When May comes, it’s a big ramp up with sacraments, commencement, Mother’s Day, and Pentecost–all before June hits. Having served in large parishes, I’ve often been … Continue reading

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Presumptions

Yesterday morning I fielded a phone call as I was pulling into the parking lot of my wife’s ear surgeon. This pre-planned and “simple,” small funeral that had baffled many of us on staff and on the bereavement team threw … Continue reading

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