Daily Archives: 1 September 2021

Funeral Lectionary: Psalm 119 XIV

Over a decade ago, we blogged on section 347 of the Order of Christian Funerals (OCF) where a number of texts listed are not offered as Lectionary choices. According to the Church, these psalms may be “chosen for use in … Continue reading

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MR Prefaces: The Most Holy Eucharist I

Let’s discuss the first of two prefaces for the Eucharist. The reference in the Roman Missal is number 60 in the Order of Mass, about a third of the way through the US edition. The rubric instructs that this preface … Continue reading

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Blogging Ahead Fall 2021

Maybe it’s relief from summer heat but as you may have seen from increased production here the past few weeks, I feel like writing again. Maybe I’ll even include some audio and video things, as my patience for this platform … Continue reading

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Ideology And Fashion

Snippets here of a Pope Francis interview at Crux, including some comments about the TLM. First, an indirect account of praise for his predecessor: Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to publish Summorum Pontificum, giving the possibility of celebrating the Mass with … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 264: Authority In Law

264. In the New Testament, while individuals are asked not to take justice into their own hands (cf. Rom 12:17.19), there is also a recognition of the need for authorities to impose penalties on evildoers (cf. Rom 13:4; 1 Pet 2:14). Lawlessness … Continue reading

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