Daily Archives: 13 December 2006

About That Liturgical Tussle

At the Pertinacious Papist blog, the liturgy discussion is about par for the blogosphere. Conservative thesis: the 1970 Missal is an unconscionable break with tradition. I treat thatĀ motto not as a centrist thought, but as a position of extreme traditionalism. … Continue reading

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Titanic Mountains

Not really; not by Earth standards. But this chain is a mile-high and a hundred miles long: bigger than anything yet found on the orange moon of Saturn. In other Saturn news, the “sulci” of Enceladus are to be named … Continue reading

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What Is Required

While getting into a liturgical tussle here earlier today, I noticed a post describing a candidate for full communion: I have a good friend, formerly a Methodist minister, who was received into the Church several years ago. His eldest child, … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 103

In celebrating this annual cycle of Christ’s mysteries, holy Church honors with especial love the Blessed Mary, Mother of God, who is joined by an inseparable bond to the saving work of her Son. In her the Church holds up … Continue reading

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Liturgical Awareness

A few posts in the ’62 Missal thread brought up the question of liturgical awareness as regards the laity. Let me toss another potential incendiary into the discussion. I suspect that most Catholics both before and after the Council had … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 102

We begin Chapter V with this post. The next ten sections deal with the liturgical year. HolyMotherChurch is conscious that she must celebrate the saving work of her divine Spouse by devoutly recalling it on certain days throughout the course … Continue reading

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The Holiday Buffet VI

Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year’s. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you’ll need after circling the buffet table while … Continue reading

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