Category Archives: Liturgy

Magnum Principium

Pope Francis enters the liturgical translation fray altering canon 838 and hands off to the conferences of bishops. Since he’s on a visit to Colombia, this was supposedly a surprise. Rita Ferrone at PrayTell: If the bishops say “no” in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis On Liturgy

I saw this link introduced at PrayTell, on an address on liturgy by the Holy Father at a conference on liturgy. Pope Francis said, “there is still work to do in this direction, in particular rediscovering the reasons for the … Continue reading

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Tribalism

Fr Dwight Longenecker offers a commentary, “Transcending Catholic Tribalism” at Crux. I first saw it referenced and summarized at PrayTell. Except for a plea to improve preaching, the nine points impressed me little. I’ve had time to digest the original op-ed, … Continue reading

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VNO 6: For Priests

The sixth listed Mass For Various Needs And Occasions is “For Priests.” Number seven is for an individual priest, so this liturgy is intended as a general intention. Jesus’ quote of Isaiah 61:1 forms the long-ish entrance antiphon: The Spirit of the … Continue reading

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VNO 5: For a Council or a Synod

The fifth listed Mass For Various Needs And Occasions is “For a Council or a Synod.” Every now and the Church convenes a synod. It may be a collaboration of bishops, as described and legislated here. It may occur within a diocese, … Continue reading

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VNO 4: For the Election of a Pope or Bishop

This morsel from 1 Samuel 2:35 gives this Mass its entrance antiphon: I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who shall do according to my heart and mind; I will establish a lasting house for him and he shall walk before … Continue reading

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VNO 3: For The Bishop

Another “top four” VNO Mass is “For The Bishop.” The rubric at the top of the page reads as follows, very similar to VNO #2: This Mass is said on the anniversary of the Ordination of the Bishop wherever special celebrations … Continue reading

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