Daily Archives: 18 June 2011

A Liturgical Stinginess

Father Paul Gunter has an unimpressive liturgical essay up on Zenit. A few key paragraphs: Not infrequently, essential lack of Eucharistic awareness is revealed when, for want of formation, commissioned extraordinary ministers make reference to “giving out the wine.” This … Continue reading

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Why The Bishops Are Very Wrong On Adoption

In replying to FrMichael below, I realized my response was heading to essay-length. In addition, I want to make clear some basic parameters from which I work. I don’t believe that adoption should be invoked to drum up opposition to … Continue reading

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How Many Liturgical Schedules A Year?

One of my parishioners asked about the wisdom in running liturgical schedules only three times a year. Would we do better, she asked, if each schedule ran for a shorter term, say two months, giving people the opportunity to more … Continue reading

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Varietates Legitimae 54: The Eucharist

After a sound caution about unity (not uniformity!) we encounter elements for which bishops’ conferences may offer norms. 54. For the celebration of the eucharist, the Roman Missal, “while allowing … for legitimate differences and adaptations according to the prescriptions … Continue reading

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