Daily Archives: 15 February 2014

Mediator Dei 193-194

The modern music Pope Pius XII speaks of in MD 193 includes material composed for purposes outside of liturgy: the concert stage, opera, musical theater, and such. It might also have included music composed for non-Catholic worship. 193. It cannot … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Entry Into a Year-Long Catechumenate

My parish’s RCIA director has two people new to the Church entering the catechumenate this weekend. We will celebrate the Rite of Acceptance, always one of my favorite rituals, at 10:30 Mass tomorrow. These folks will be in the catechumenate … Continue reading

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EG 83: Gray Pragmatism

Today’s post in Evangelii Gaudium finds Pope Francis citing his papal predecessor, a concern about museum Christians and small-mindedness: 83. And so the biggest threat of all gradually takes shape: “the gray pragmatism of the daily life of the Church, in … Continue reading

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