Category Archives: Liturgy

Cleaning Cloudy Glass

I usually leave the tough stains to the volunteers who know what they’re doing. But our archdiocesan liturgy director passed on advice to parishes in the latest communication from the chancery. I thought I would share with you readers, in … Continue reading

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Where Will Cross-Fertilization Be Found?

The fiftieth anniversary of a pope’s first vernacular Mass in centuries has drawn a lot of comment around the blogosphere. I have seen cited a wish, cited by Pope Benedict XVI, I think, that the traditional Latin Mass and the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis On Fifty Years

There’s been much discussion at PrayTell on the Mass fifty years after Pope Paul broke the modern language barrier with Mass in Italian. Fr Anthony Ruff, sans ticket, was there for the courtyard experience, and reports here on what Pope Francis … Continue reading

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New Vestment

One of our parishioners did a marvelous job on our new Lent vestment. Draped in the sacristy is one thing–the look is better in the church with it hanging on a clerical body. My pastor put in a request a … Continue reading

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A Little Votive Prevention

In my parish, the shrine of the Blessed Mother icon is framed by many receptacles for small candles. The wick’d wax of choice is tea lights our volunteer team (a mother and daughter) acquires from Hobby Lobby for us. A … Continue reading

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Piero Marini Pulled From CDWDS Assignment

From PrayTell, a Rome source telling us that the post-conclave rumors were true: Pope Francis was thinking about appointing Archbishop Piero Marini to CDWDS. Why on earth would he do that? Years of loyal service to two popes Expert in … Continue reading

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Four Principles

In a thread on married priests and reform2 at dotCommonweal, commenter Jack Rakosky applied an outline from Evangelii Gaudium suggesting this is how to read Pope Francis. In Chapter IV (EG 217-237) four principles are presented in part III, The … Continue reading

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