Monthly Archives: July 2012

OCM Introduction 22-23: Psalms at Communion

Let’s wrap up our examination of the Ordo Cantus Missae with a look back at Communion psalms: 22. The numbers of psalms and of their verses are taken from the Nova Vulgata edition (Vatican Polyglot Press, 1969). The verses and … Continue reading

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Dicastery to Address Abuse?

Father Peter Day suggests a certain effort and energy is needed to make headway on the sex abuse and cover-up scandals. A worldwide initiative is suggested, courtesy of Australia’s Eureka Street publication: (A)mid the thousands of shattered lives, the institutional … Continue reading

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More on Culpability

I see RNS picking up and commenting on Fr Longenecker’s possession theme for the Aurora shootings, and I wanted to follow up a bit more on last week’s “Culpability” post. I repeat again: not having direct contact with the person … Continue reading

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OCM Introduction 19-21: How to Use the Order of Chant for Mass

As always, I note the kind contribution of Richard Chonak who translated the Latin original of the second edition (1988). Today, some guidance on how to use the repertoire in the Roman Gradual for the reformed liturgy: 19. Since a great variety … Continue reading

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Looking at Evangelization in the Year of Faith

I’d like to ask for reader input on this next bit. Which may not be so bitty. The Year of Faith commences on 11 October and continues through November 2013. It seems appropriate to take up significant blog space here … Continue reading

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OCM Introduction 13-18: Liturgy of the Eucharist, Concluding Rites

Let’s roll through the remainder of the Mass. OCM doesn’t give a lot of instruction on this part, but keep in mind that everything written about the music at entrance (OCM 1) applies to singing during the Communion Procession (OCM … Continue reading

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Albany Clergy Challenge

… both the CDF and the LCWR to offer an example to the world on how disagreement and misunderstanding are handled. From the letter: We pray for a successful outcome of the mutual dialogue that will occur between your leadership, … Continue reading

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Snapshots For The New Evangelization: Korea

We have a handful of Korean students at the student center. I’ve come to know a few of them, those involved in liturgical ministry. It’s always interesting to hear how faith has developed for different people in different cultures. My … Continue reading

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OCM Introduction 9-12: Liturgy of the Word, Two Readings

As always, I note the kind contribution of Richard Chonak who translated the Latin original of the second edition (1988). Today, we look at the situation when there are two readings, not three, in the Liturgy of the Word: 9. When there … Continue reading

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LCWR Response Coming Soon

Laurie Goodstein at the NYT has a feature up this weekend on the upcoming LCWR meeting and the response to come from a summer of discernment. I guess my own summer has been roaring by; I didn’t realize the moment … Continue reading

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OCM Introduction 7-8: Alleluia and Sequence

Today, a look at the liturgical moments before the Gospel: 7. The second reading is followed by the Alleluia or the Tract. The Alleluia chant is arranged in this way: Alleluia is sung completely, with its melismatic neume, by the … Continue reading

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Space Aquarium

I see the astronauts at the International Space Station are getting pets of sorts. More than pet fish, really. These little guys will help researchers determine the progress of bone and muscle loss in a microgravity (weightless) environment. That’s the … Continue reading

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More Bishops Said, LCWR Said

Bishop Leonard Blair got some radio and CNS time this week, chatting about the LCWR: If by dialogue they mean that the doctrines of the church are negotiable and the bishops represent one position and the LCWR presents another position, … Continue reading

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OCM Introduction 4-6: Readings and Psalms

After the Gloria, catch a quick breath; the Liturgy of the Word awaits. You did know that the readings may be sung, right? 4. When there are two readings before the Gospel, the first reading, which is usually taken from … Continue reading

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Composing the General Intercessions

I was pleased to land in a parish that had a long tradition of parishioners composing the Sunday prayers of the faithful. The pastor handed me a list and said I was now in charge of recruiting students, couples, and/or … Continue reading

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