Daily Archives: 16 August 2010

The Armchair Liturgist Assists in Pronunciation

This coming weekend’s first reading offers a challenge not only for Israelites unused to the prospect of universal salvation, but also those who must pronounce these names of places far away and long ago. Check out Isaiah 66.19: I will … Continue reading

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Cleveland Breakaway

It seems that church leaders traditionally bungle schisms, breakaways, splits, and other fractures of Church unity. I notice that a  Cleveland parish has emerged outside of a bishop’s authority. Not for reasons of theology (women’s ordination, same-sex Catholics, or even the … Continue reading

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OCF 67: Multiple Vigils

A situation I’ve yet to encounter: 67. As needs require, and especially if the funeral liturgy or rite of committal is not to take place for a few days, the vigil may be celebrated more than once and should be … Continue reading

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