Category Archives: Liturgy

Disconnect and Connect

Pewsitter noticed Robert Mickens’ NCR piece and I’m not totally sure if they got it. If the man is reporting what’s happening in the world and in the Church, why shoot the messenger? The pope emeritus is cited: “The obligatory nature … Continue reading

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Veneration Outside of Liturgy

Remember our discussion last year on a place to venerate the cross after the Good Friday liturgy? Who remembered to keep the candles lit till the church closed? Is Saturday still a day to ponder the cross, or is it more … Continue reading

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Telling The Story

At my new parish, the Liturgy Commission is reading and discussing Sherry Weddell’s book Forming Intentional Disciples. Discussion with intelligent and committed people is interesting. It often leads to suggestions for what other people, other committees “should” be doing. But … Continue reading

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Judas Days

It’s not just Spy Wednesday, but a whole half-week of Judas dogging the Lord at daily Mass. Yesterday’s complaint on Mary of Bethany netted this commentary from John: He said this not because he cared about the poor but because … Continue reading

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A Palm Bird

I believe in the practice, as much as is possible, of looking for that nudge from the divine. Even at liturgy, that word, phrase, or image–much as we might do with Lectio Divina–might beckon us to go deeper in some way. … Continue reading

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Lay Preaching

Time for lay preaching? They suggest it in L’Osservatore Romano, recounted here. Some Catholics don’t even make it to the main discussion. A few are stuck on: should we even talk about it? Image credit.

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Rites and Prayers at the Last

I noticed this bit from the AP: A Catholic priest administered last rites over the body of Justice Antonin Scalia after he died on a West Texas ranch. Elizabeth O’Hara is a spokeswoman for the El Paso Catholic Diocese. She … Continue reading

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