Daily Archives: 30 October 2009

Awkward Communion

My friend Jerry related a visit to a cathedral parish in which a curious repertoire choice unfolded at Communion time: the Gregorian antiphon, Laetabimur in salutari tuo was sung solo during the priest’s Communion, followed by “I Received the Living … Continue reading

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Rome Takes Note of Blogs

Lots of talk in Rome about bloggers, at a recent international conference on pastoral guidelines for church communications. Selected quotes: Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, didn’t think a Catholic bloggers’ “code of conduct” … Continue reading

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Africans on Liturgy

Zenit has the propositions from the recent Synod of African Bishops. There are some liturgical elements in these. I direct your attention to five propositions treating Reconciliation (5-9), a brief note within proposition 33 on inculturation in liturgy, and #45, … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Season

Apparently, the Pseudowar on Christmas isn’t enough for Catholic reactionaries. They’re proposing a new scrooge initiative for November: boycotting the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. In its defense, the coalition does urge people to donate directly to organizations. That could … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Mass

The Jester and Deacon and their commentariats have jumped all over Fr Edward Richard’s Bluegrass Mass. It’s not a new development at all, using this particular American genre for worship. While they didn’t write as much of it as chant, … Continue reading

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RCIA 208: Initiation Outside the Usual Time

It is not an absolute requirement that adult initiation take place at the Easter Vigil. We’ve read earlier that the whole process is to be accommodated to the liturgy, even to the point of inviting the faith community to observe … Continue reading

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