Daily Archives: 3 July 2015

Blue Cathedral

Some American music for the holiday: Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral by the San Francisco Symphony.

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The Armchair Liturgist: Clergy Out Front?

At PrayTell, check out a discussion on holding doors for people on the outside of the church building. But here’s a question for you armchair liturgists: do you recommend your clergy–priests and deacons–greet people *before Mass* like Chuck Middendorf’s pastor? … Continue reading

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Suscipe

The title of the prayer is taken from Latin for “receive.” Saint Ignatius placed it in an appendix of sorts to his Spiritual Exercises. Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my entire will. All … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 8a: Love More Powerful Than Death, More Powerful Than Sin

Continuing our reflection on the Paschal Mystery, we begin section 8,¬†“Love More Powerful Than Death, More Powerful Than Sin.” The cross of Christ on Calvary is also a witness to the strength of evil against the very Son of God, … Continue reading

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PS 104: Easter Communion, Especially for the Sick

Remember, you can check the full document Paschal Solemnitatis¬†on this site, among many on the internet. 104. During Easter time, pastors should instruct the faithful who have been already initiated into the Eucharist on the meaning of the Church’s precept … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 16: Eight Themes

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. In this section, Pope Francis offers eight themes which he will address throughout this document. 16. Although each chapter will have its own subject and specific approach, it … Continue reading

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