Category Archives: Liturgy

Natural Law, Language, and the Family

I won’t be dissecting the Instrumentum Laboris for the October synod with the same thoroughness we’ve treated other documents here. But I do plan to drop in a post every few days on aspects that strike me, especially on liturgy … Continue reading

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A June of Feasts

I wondered how often we’ve celebrated five named Church feasts on Sundays in June, finishing up today with observing Peter and Paul. Easter has to fall on April 20th for it to work. The only time since Vatican II that’s … Continue reading

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Peter and Paul: Are These The Best Readings?

This is one of those few weekends where there is a different set of readings for Saturday and Sunday. Let the liturgically astute among us be forewarned. With two possible Gospel readings, one of my colleagues at school was surprised … Continue reading

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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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