Daily Archives: 19 March 2008

DMC 53-54: Before, During, and After Communion

DMC says no omissions, but they don’t mention the Rite of Peace: 53. When the eucharistic prayer has ended, the Lord’s Prayer, the breaking of bread, and the invitation to communion should always follow, [See DMC 23.] that is, the … Continue reading

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All-Girl Server Corps: Myth or Local Failure

If you read the conservative Catholic commentariat, you’ll be aware of the argument that allowing girls to serve at the altar has chased away all the boys. Or most of the boys. Or the good potential priests. You have only … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Mornings Without Masses

The Catholic Church is strict about the celebration of Mass on Holy Thursday (Chrism Mass unless your diocese chooses another time, otherwise only the Mass of the Lord’s Supper in the evening) and Good Friday (no Masses permitted at all) … Continue reading

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