Monthly Archives: July 2011

Liturgiam Authenticam 14

Numbers count, as does linguistic unity: 14. Since the introduction of languages into liturgical use by the Church may actually affect the development of the language itself and may even be determinative in its regard, care is to be taken … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Weddings

Admittedly, I debate posting about things close to home, but there may be a lesson or two in this parable. Very recently, I was confronted by two very different approaches to weddings at the parish. In wedding number one, I … Continue reading

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Liturgiam Authenticam 13

Lacking an official translation, a language may still be used for singing, intercessions, and in the homily. As may Latin: 13. Moreover, the fact that a language is not introduced into full liturgical use does not mean that it is … Continue reading

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These puppies have saved my diet. I don’t know why my diet plan forbids fruit, yet allows me tomato–which is technically a fruit. I’m not arguing, especially because I get to eat my favorite vegetable that’s really a fruit. I … Continue reading

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Our Vox Clara Bishops Hard At Work

CNS has a nice bit out on the Vox Clara gathering in Rome earlier this week. (Now you know where your copyright cash is going, JT.) Seems like consultation could be more economically achieved by videoconferencing, but maybe the Roman … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist Announces Moveable Feasts

Anybody seen and planning on using the Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts? If you were the liturgist, would you implement it? Or is it too high-churchy for your faith community? How frequently do you suppose monasteries and other … Continue reading

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Instruments Nurture the Praise of God

A sacred music composer of some fame once wrote: [Holy prophets such as David and Solomon] not only composed psalms and canticles to be sung … but invented musical instruments of diverse kinds within this view, by which the songs … Continue reading

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