Daily Archives: 1 January 2008

Going To Mass on January 1

I’m interested in the turnout for Mass today and last night in Catholics parishes in the US. In the US, this was the first time in four years the Solemnity of Mary was a non-Sunday obligation. Does four years raise … Continue reading

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RP 46-47: Absolution, Praise, and Dismissal

We conclude a look at the rubrics and text of form I with this post, starting with a preference for two hands over one: ABSOLUTION 46. Then the priest extends his hands over the penitent’s head (or at least extends … Continue reading

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The Gift of a Mother’s Love

As with Neil, I wish all our readers a most peaceable and blessed new year. The Roman Rite’s alternative opening prayer* for today’s feast expresses so well the nature of the season and observance today: Father, source of light in every age, … Continue reading

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