Daily Archives: 17 November 2006

Sacrosanctum Concilium 52

This is what Vatican II said about the homily: By means of the homily the mysteries of the faith and the guiding principles of the Christian life are expounded from the sacred text, during the course of the liturgical year; … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 51

Catholics universally concede that today’s Roman Rite Lectionary, despite its flaws, is far superior to what preceded it. The treasures of the bible are to be opened up more lavishly, so that richer fare may be provided for the faithful … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 50

Liturgical reform wasn’t so much about bringing a modern tone to the Mass so much as better facilitating the understanding and aprticipation of the laity: The rite of the Mass is to be revised in such a way that the … Continue reading

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Franciscan Guitars and Other Fine Musical Crafts

Catholic News Hub continues to be a source for some interesting stories. This bit on Franciscan instruments was picked off the Syracuse Catholic Sun. Don’t look now, reform2 homies, but this upstate NY outfit might just restock another generation of … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton and Buddhism

This is Neil again. I’ve already posted on Thomas Merton and Buddhism, focusing on his artwork. I’ve also posted twice on Thomas Merton and Islam (here and here). The second of the posts on Merton and Islam drew on a … Continue reading

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Going Solo

Here’s a clarification from Zenit‘s weekly liturgy Q&A column. While we’re waiting for Father Edward McNamara of the Regina Apostolorum University to chime in on the weighty issues of a choral Sanctus or the particular definition of participatio, here’s what … Continue reading

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Lectionary Revision

From CNS: The Lectionary readings for Advent, OK’d by a vote of 205-13 with two abstentions, marked the beginning of a long process of reviewing all the Scripture readings used in Latin-rite Masses in the United States. Bishop Donald W. … Continue reading

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Consider Yourself Invited

Cardinal Justin Rigali passes on this wish from Rome regarding 2008’s Eucharistic Congress in Qu├ębec City. Pope Benedict XVI has expressed a strong desire to “have a true international assembly” for the eucharistic congress, involving “people from all over the … Continue reading

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