Daily Archives: 1 May 2008

Wedding Lectionary: Psalm 145: (9a) 8-9, 10 & 15, 17-18

Psalms 145 is one of three ordinary time common psalms that appear in the wedding Lectionary. Like Psalm 34, it’s an acrostic composition, the first letter of each verse giving the Hebrew alphabet in order. Unlike Psalm 34, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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HCWEOM 86-89: Exposition, Lengthy and Brief

These sections lift from Eucharisticum Mysterium 63ff. The CS post on EM 62-66 is here. EM 63’s wording, “may” is strengthened into a “recommendation.” 86. In churches where the eucharist is regularly reserved, it is recommended that solemn exposition of … Continue reading

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The “Superparish” as Liturgical Problem

(This is Neil.) The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate’s 2000 National Parish Inventory tells us [PDF] that “parishes report an average of 2,260 registered parishioners” and 855 households. (“65% of self-identified Catholics report being registered in a parish,” … Continue reading

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Who Needs Dirt?

Anita is packing the kitchen today and I’m hauling boxes from the basement den to the garage. While my wife was toiling away upstairs, she opened the oven door to see this. Wait till Brittany gets home from school. I’ll … Continue reading

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Nice View From the Deckchair

The inimitiable Father Z crows over a South Carolina priest going east. (That’s east as in ad orientam, not east into the Atlantic Ocean.) I think Fr Z and other clergy do the Church great discredit in this emphasis. It … Continue reading

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One Lord, One Faith, One Liturgical Calendar

Again, via Zenit, the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales received word from Rome that the 1962 and 1970 Missals are to follow the same liturgical calendar with regard to holy days of obligation, including instances where the observance is … Continue reading

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Romanesque and Modern; Hold the Baroque, Please

Zenit has an interview with Galveston-Houston’s retired archbishop, Joseph Fiorenza on the new co-cathedral recently dedicated. He was asked about the principles for the design: We instructed the architect that we wanted something that was simple but beautiful: elegant and … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Psalm 34: (2a or 9a), 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

Psalm 34 is probably the most frequent option I see for weddings. Not surprising, for this text has more musical settings and more good settings among the official choices. Two possible refrains are given, touching again upon the theme of … Continue reading

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HCWEOM 84-85: Regulations For Exposition

My pastor has tried to introduce (or reintroduce?) double knee genuflection. But I see that’s not in the regulations: 84. Genuflection in the presence of the blessed sacrament, whether reserved in the tabernacle or exposed for public adoration, is on … Continue reading

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