Daily Archives: 23 December 2013

Tale of Two Archbishops

Grant Gallicho is not letting our Midwestern archbishops off the hook. He dismantles Archbishop Nienstedt’s “apologia tour.” There’s also a fb piece with a link to the Sun-Times musing by Cardinal George: When I was ordained, I never thought any priest could … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 87-88

Mediator Dei reminds us of the texts of the prayers of the Ordinary and what is now Eucharistic Prayer I: it’s not the royal “we.” 87. Moreover, the rites and prayers of the eucharistic sacrifice signify and show no less clearly … Continue reading

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This Must Sting

I might be wrong in my reading of the situation in February 2013, but I think there was hope in some quarters of Catholicism that Pope Benedict was setting us up for a more heavy-handed expression of the Roman way … Continue reading

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Maybe The Gloria Is Inadequate

One of the current discussions in Catholic liturgical music is setting the Gloria. My parish invested time to introduce a through-sung setting, and mostly, it has paid off. The responsorial format, over the years, has often (but not always) resulted … Continue reading

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EG 30: Particular Churches

Pope Francis, in this section of Evangelii Gaudium, offers encouragement, affirmation, and challenges to “particular Churches.” What are these? Mainly dioceses united under the bishop. 30. Each particular Church, as a portion of the Catholic Church under the leadership of its … Continue reading

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