Category Archives: Liturgy

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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Book of the Gospels

My previous parish received its new Book of the Gospels a few weeks ago. One of my friends shared an image of it with me, and I thought I’d share it with you readers: The artist is Jana Pullman. The … Continue reading

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Requirement

I was tipped off to this thread at CMAA asking, “Are we required to sing?” I know I’ve written about this before, but my take is this: wrong verb. My sense is this: would that everybody sang. Should they sing? … Continue reading

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