Daily Archives: 11 December 2006

Sacrosanctum Concilium 99

More on the Liturgy of the Hours. Diocesan clergy have a responsibility, and are advised to celebrate the Office communally: Since the divine office is the voice of the Church, that is of the whole mystical body publicly praising God, … Continue reading

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Parish Musician as Composer

This was one of the many dropped topics I found as I’ve been cataloguing the old posts from blogspot. I touched upon it when someone asked me my opinion of which of the contemporary liturgical composers were likely to have … Continue reading

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We’re not talking about V-I in music theory here. I’m thinking it’s time to ponder some new year’s resolutions for the blog. You might think that liturgists get their resolution ducks in a row by Christ the King Sunday. But … Continue reading

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The Last (’62) Missal: Where Will It Go?

The buzz has been that something’s afoot for the preconciliar 1570/1962 Missal. The internet conservatives say a motu proprio from Pope Benedict is coming soon. Of course, liturgical conservatives have been saying that for months, and they’re always disappointed when … Continue reading

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The Holiday Buffet IV

  More holiday cheer. Enjoy. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they’re made with skim milk or whole milk. If it’s skim, pass. Why bother? It’s like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 98

Abbreviations permitted: Members of any institute dedicated to acquiring perfection who, according to their constitutions, are to recite any parts of the divine office are thereby performing the public prayer of the Church. They too perform the public prayer of … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 97

Roman sensibility rears its head: Appropriate instances are to be defined by the rubrics in which a liturgical service may be substituted for the divine office. In particular cases, and for a just reason, ordinaries can dispense their subjects wholly … Continue reading

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