Daily Archives: 14 December 2009

Treating Homily Problems: Boring, Rambling, Too-Techy

Indian bishop Bosco Penha, auxiliary in Mumbai and president of the archdiocesan Commission for Word and Worship outlines homilies do’s and don’t’s for his Church: – Short homilies  “should be well prepared and to the point.” – no skits – … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Ordination Convention

You’ve just been promoted to director of liturgy for your diocese. You can accommodate all of the new bishop’s friends and sponsors–not to mention the faithful flock–but you have to book the local convention center to do it. You can, … Continue reading

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Does Rome Have An Eternal Covenant?

The city that self-identifies as “eternal,” think about it: is it a given that Rome will always be at the center of Western Catholicism? Roman Christians came to recognition in early Christianity not only because they lived in the foremost city … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Shades of Rose

All candle companies I’ve dealt with over the years have shipped us a pink item, not rose. Our parish’s Advent candle was pink, despite Fr Dennis’s insistence that it was rose. He conceded it wasn’t “manly” or “burly” enough for him … Continue reading

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RCIA 249-251: Last Details of Mystagogy

Let’s wrap up mystagogy: 249. To close the period of postbaptismal catechesis, some sort of celebration should be held at the end of the Easter season near Pentecost Sunday; festivities in keeping with local custom may accompany the occasion. 250. … Continue reading

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