Daily Archives: 9 November 2010

Royal Snub or Power to the People?

The queen of Spain receives Communion from the pope standing. The question I have: why do so many clergy watch the pope giving the Eucharist? I can understand his MC and his acolyte. But what’s the deal with the gawking? … Continue reading

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OCF 180-182: Readings, Music, Vesture

Let’s get to the last three paragraphs of instruction on funeral liturgy outside Mass: 180. The readings are those of the Lectionary for Mass, “Masses for the Dead.” The intercessions should be adapted to the circumstances. Models are given in … Continue reading

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WYD 2011: No Sign of Propers

The World Youth Day folks aren’t getting the word on proper church music. Zenit gives some background on the theme song, including the fact that a bishop wrote the lyrics. You can hear the song here. There are three versions … Continue reading

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