Daily Archives: 13 April 2008

View the White Book

The complete presider’s text of the pope’s visit to the US is online now. Of the three Masses listed there, one uses EP III, and the other two the Roman Canon. No other comments, really, but the typeface and layout … Continue reading

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Let’s Play Two

If Ernie Banks had been a liturgist, he would have appreciated our parish’s schedule this afternoon. We celebrated First Communion at 2PM. Then Bishop Finn arrived for Confirmation at 5PM. I was on for music at both of these, accompanying … Continue reading

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A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life

In a fruitful coincidence, Andrew Krivak’s spiritual memoir arrived for reading as my personal discernment on the future continues. The author is a poet, but he has obvious abilities that transcend that genre. I’d enjoy reading his fiction, were he … Continue reading

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Lines of Sight

Father Mike Fones has a delightful reflection on the LA Cathedral at Intentional Disciples. Especially striking for him were the tapestries of the Communion of Saints. It made me wonder if, once people have finished bashing other parishes for self-worship, … Continue reading

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HCWEOM 9-11: The Place Of Eucharistic Reservation

The place of Eucharistic reservation is one of the hottest post-conciliar flashpoints for Catholics, lay and clergy alike. Previously, most North American parishes reserved the Eucharist on the main altar. The recommendation for a separate place has not been well-received … Continue reading

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