Daily Archives: 7 August 2021

The Armchair Liturgist: Major Feast On A Sunday

A handful of major feasts (pardon, solemnities) can bump a green Sunday from the liturgical calendar. Some are non-obligatory when they fall on (most) weekdays. In the US, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin occurs on a Sunday. Next weekend’s … Continue reading

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MR Prefaces: Ordinary Sunday I

This preface, subtitled “The Paschal Mystery and the People of God” is a popular one. I’d like to think this is because it’s good. But maybe because it’s the first page of eight Ordinary Sunday prefaces, so there’s that. The … Continue reading

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Populorum Progressio 80: A Final Appeal

Pope Paul VI addresses “A Final Appeal” to various groups in the remainder of this encyclical letter, which, by the way, is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana, and can be found in its entirety at this link. The main … Continue reading

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TC Letter 6: Abuses

At the same time, I am saddened by abuses in the celebration of the liturgy on all sides. In common with Benedict XVI, I deplore the fact that “in many places the prescriptions of the new Missal are not observed … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 239: The Example of Early Christians

Pope Francis suggests we look at the witness of the earliest Christian communities. As we all know, they lived as minorities, often persecuted and at odds with the cruelties of a patriarchal and violent culture. Allegedly, Christians are more embedded … Continue reading

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