Daily Archives: 11 July 2013

Exchanged, Received, Acclaimed

There are two small changes in the exchange of consent in ICEL’s 2013 draft of the Rite of Marriage: I showed this to my wife, who wasn’t as miffed as she was when I first told her that the Church … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 7

Let’s conclude the introduction to Lumen Fidei. This document is part of a set of work begun by Pope Benedict XVI on the other theological virtues, hope and love. 7. These considerations on faith — in continuity with all that the Church’s … Continue reading

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A Search For Hope, A Wish

Commenter Devin noted my statement yesterday: I just want what popes for the past twenty-odd years have not given us: a reason to hope. Devin asked me to explain, citing … That is a pretty broad and, especially consider the … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Hanging on a Priest’s Ear

Our parish’s new sound system includes those wireless microphones that fit over the speaker’s ear. Our departing associate pastor gave them a thumbs-down. But he also moves his head side-to-side quite a bit while speaking, and doesn’t always give a … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 39

A caution against the urge to interpret Catholic liturgy as solely a Congregationalist enterprise: 39. Furthermore, given the very nature of ecclesial communion and its relation to the sacrament of the Eucharist, it must be recalled that “the Eucharistic Sacrifice, … Continue reading

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