Category Archives: Liturgy

Moving On From Lot’s Wife

I’ve always loved the cheek of bargaining with God in Genesis 18. Abraham is well aware of his creaturely status, but comes back again and again to make his case for a few innocents in Sodom. He’s thinking of Lot, no … Continue reading

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The Heart of Our Lives

Pope Francis has dropped another document on the Church. Vultum Dei Quaerere, an apostolic constitution on women’s contemplative life. You might wonder about a long-ish post about it here, but I noticed a single section on the Eucharist, number 22. … Continue reading

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What Is The Mass?

Cardinal Sarah’s speech to traditionalists yet lives in a thread here at CMAA’s forum. In the comments there, I was intrigued by a manifesto of questions ending with this one: How many have ever heard that the Mass is first and foremost, … Continue reading

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Clarification, and Reform2 Too

Some clarification from the Vatican on Cardinal Sarah. Translation from the Italian is here. From the press release: There are not, therefore, any new liturgical directives beginning next Advent as some have wrongly inferred from the words of Cardinal Sarah, … Continue reading

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Recommending East

Frequent commenter Melody asked about this a bit earlier. I’ve seen it on Facebook and at PrayTell. So a few things come to mind. First, the hosting organization is solidly in the traditional/pre-conciliar camp. So if Cardinal Sarah gets “prolonged … Continue reading

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Mary Magdalene, Apostle

One easy, logical, and appropriate step for liturgy. If it had come from Pope Benedict XVI it wouldn’t have surprised me. CDWDS secretary Arthur Roche: Therefore it is right that the liturgical celebration of this woman has the same grade … Continue reading

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Curia Averted

Robert Mickens describes and assesses reform-in-progress, an assessment of doing (or not doing) rather than just write about it in a document. (In that light, I wonder if I should reconsider the ten years of picking through Church docs here.) … Continue reading

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