Daily Archives: 29 January 2023

The Armchair Liturgist: Candlemas

Over the years occasional comments on the last outpost of the Christmas season. It’s only every five, six, or eleven years it lands on a Sunday to replace green with white. This year, it’s a mid-week observance. Sit in the … Continue reading

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Sacramentum Caritatis 16: Sacramentality

With this section, we begin an extended look at The Eucharist and the Sacraments. Pope Benedict devoted fourteen numbered sections to the Eucharist and the other six sacraments: how they relate and connect and support the life of faith in concert. … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Isaiah 40:1-11

As I continue to experience new readings at funeral Masses, be they for popes or parishioners, I’m struck by the quality of some of the passages presented for consideration by people. Most recently, the family of one of our founding … Continue reading

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