Category Archives: Liturgy

VNO 7: For The Priest Himself

Those following this series and with long memories of the last post recall the sixth VNO Mass is offered for priests, plural. The seventh gives three complete options for “the priest himself.” I’m thinking a priest’s anniversary (as option C presupposes), or … Continue reading

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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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