Category Archives: Liturgy

Unworthiness

Our parish’s deacon preached this weekend. He pointed out the three instances of unworthiness as expressed in the readings, but he didn’t make it the centerpiece of his homily. Did you catch them in your celebration of the Word? Isaiah: … Continue reading

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Alleluia Stories

A week from this coming Wednesday, we’ll “bury” the singing of “Alleluia” for forty-five days. (Don’t get me started on the counting of Lent!) Over the years,  I’ve encountered some interesting misconceptions and ideas about the Latinized Hebrew Gospel Acclamation … Continue reading

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On Feet

As Liam reminded us this morning, one small step, and one big distraction removed. Nothing yet on the big “faithful” Catholic sites. It won’t change practice in a lot of parishes. Hopefully we can disconnect from the practice of the … Continue reading

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Another Catholic Disinvite

Kimberly Hope Belcher blogged here on a lamentable experience of Catholic disinvite. Comments are closed there, but that doesn’t stop me from offering a response here. I watched one of my fellow parishioners lean over to my friend Tim O’Malley, … Continue reading

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Obligation and Opportunity

I first heard my previous pastor distinguish between holy days several years ago, citing that observances of Thanksgiving, Ash Wednesday, and Holy Thursday were “holy days of opportunity” that many believers would take advantage to celebrate some aspect of their … Continue reading

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On Long-Winded Prayers

This ongoing discussion at PrayTell illustrates the value of public intercessions at liturgy being non-specific. The bishops of England and Wales have a problem with the 2008 TLM rewrite of Good Friday, as translated: Let us also pray for the … Continue reading

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For All

Pope Francis followers might not escape the claims of neo-ultramontanism. But I did note dotCommonweal’s mention of this tidbit from his address last week in Florence, something I missed on the first read: (Y)ou know well that the Lord shed … Continue reading

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