Daily Archives: 11 June 2010

OCF 15: Other Liturgical Ministers

15. In the celebration of the funeral rites laymen and laywomen may serve as readers, musicians, ushers, pallbearers, and, according to existing norms, as special ministers of the eucharist. Pastors and other priests should instill in these ministers an appreciation … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict Closes Year of the Priest–Whew, It’s Over!

Could there have been a worse year for Roman Catholic clergy, especially its upper echelons? Fuss about whom the pope didn’t single out in his “begged forgiveness” message to conclude the Year of the Priest: Victim groups said they were … Continue reading

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The Keystone the Builders Rejected

More from The Tablet, this teaser of an item on what’s really going to be the English-language text for the Mass. Or maybe not, after all. The controversial new English translation of the Roman Missal, which the Vatican officially approved … Continue reading

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Cuthbert Johnson on Translations

Jimmy Mac forwarded me Abbot Cuthbert Johnson‘s piece in The Tablet on translation, “A place for mystery and formality.” Abbot Johnson turns to a number of Benedictine and/or British liturgists and their post-conciliar observations on the liturgy. Though informative, I … Continue reading

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