Monthly Archives: June 2010

World Cup Musings

The young miss and I mostly dozed through this morning matchup in the World Cup. It’s been cool to have an offspring who likes sports. When we were at the doc yesterday, we excused ourselves to the car to pick … Continue reading

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OCF 23-24: More on Readings

Picking up on yesterday’s post, the OCF underscores the importance of readings from Scripture, and also who proclaims these texts: 23. In the celebration of the liturgy of the word at the funeral liturgy, the biblical readings may not be … Continue reading

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Honor Blessed Teresa

I see that some Catholics are steaming over the final denial of the management of the Empire State Building to light up for the sainted nun of Calcutta. But I don’t find this dismaying. I wonder what Mother Teresa would … Continue reading

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OCF 22: Readings

OCF 22 through 27 give some basics on the proclamation of the Word: readings (22-24), psalms (25-26), and homily (27). For those attached to the rosary as a pre-funeral devotion, that’s fine, but keep in mind the place for the … Continue reading

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OCF 21: Liturgical Elements

Simple without being simplistic, culturally sensitive without sacrificing reverence, lots of treading the middle way. Participation should be encouraged: 21. Since liturgical celebration involves the whole person, it requires attentiveness to all that affects the senses. The readings and prayers, … Continue reading

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New OCF: Thumbs Down from German Bishops

Fr Anthony Ruff translated the German-speaking bishops rejection of their new translation of the OCF. Original announcement here. This is a bit more advanced than “Just Say Wait,” and the remark from Fr Ruff that this withdrawal is unprecedented. Lest … Continue reading

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Fake TLM Priest

Do you know your Latin Mass priest is authentic? A Filipino man was found to be a fraud. He reportedly attracted parishioners with his celebration of the Mass, which was described as ‚Äúreminiscent of all the reverence and strict compliance … Continue reading

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Another Italian Cardinal Under Fire

First Sodano and now this. Pope Benedict had an interesting (serendipitous? apt?) comment in his homily today at an ordination Mass at St Peter’s: (T)he priesthood can never be a way to achieve security in life or to gain a … Continue reading

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Adoro Te

Charles’ suggestion in this thread got me thinking. It was the farewell weekend for our associate pastor. I had also drawn accompanist duty at the 10:30 Mass, so I pondered something along these lines would be appropriate, given Fr Dennis’ … Continue reading

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Surfacing

When I was a kid, and the neighborhood or schoolyard argument wasn’t going one’s way, a surefire escalation was to usher in one’s favorite team, one’s mother, or someone’s sexual activity–ion a negative light. Fisticuffs sometimes ensued. The blogosphere seems … Continue reading

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OCF 20: Undertakers

Work with people who provide service in the care of the body and the arrangements for the funeral liturgies: 20. In countries or regions where an undertaker, and the family or community, carries out the preparation and transfer of the … Continue reading

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OCF 19: Respect for the Body of the Dead

The Scriptures teach that the human body is a temple, and as such is accorded a certain dignity and honor in liturgy. Within the bounds of culture, and an optimistic faith, the body is treated reverently. 19. Since in baptism … Continue reading

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Some New Hymns: Why These?

The CMAA page of English Hymns in the Commons has some interesting work. Please have a look and tell us all what you think of the texts. Jeffrey touted it on his latest post on his new blog asking why … Continue reading

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New Blog: Drink To It!

My friend Jeffrey Tucker has landed on his feet in a nice-looking new blog, The Chant Caf√©. The new digs are a decided improvement on the old, despite a rather limp thank-you thrown his direction last week. Group blog: that’s … Continue reading

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Pastoral Letter a Presbyteral Effort

CNS reports the diocese of Juneau has completed a fairly unique project: a pastoral letter written by a bishop and all of his diocesan clergy. The ten-author letter titled, “Strengthening the Church through a Strong and Holy Presbyterate,” was sent … Continue reading

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