Daily Archives: 16 March 2010

The Armchair Liturgist: Cycle A Gospels

Most liturgists know the scrutiny gospels of cycle A can be used on the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of Lent in non-A years. They can also be utilized for a weekday Mass. Did you know that? Sit in the … Continue reading

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Engaging Church Teaching

Last summer, I was asked to reply in our parish bulletin to the question of how Catholics can and should engage official church teaching, especially when it might seemingly be difficult, non-sensical, unartistic, or just plain vacuous. I present the … Continue reading

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RCIA 362-369: Exceptional Circumstances: Confirmation and Eucharist

Confirmation’s five sections have easy parallels to the standard Easter Vigil. For comparison, I invite you to look back at these posts, if you wish. RCIA 362 prescribes the “assembly may sing an appropriate song” between baptism and confirmation, as in … Continue reading

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Wisdom 5:14-16: Consequences for the Just

I’d like to finish up the reflection on Wisdom 5:6-16. Thistledown, foam, and smoke: that’s what the best hope of sinners is: Yes, the hope of the wicked is like thistledown borne on the wind, and like fine, tempest-driven foam; … Continue reading

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MR1: Low or Common?

An interesting thread at PrayTell describing running the new translation Eucharistic Prayers through grade-level analyzing software From the start I’ve been less impressed, if not least-impressed, with the argument that the new translation is beyond ordinary comprehension by a listener … Continue reading

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