Category Archives: Liturgy


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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We Are

A most unconvincing meme is the one suggesting Catholic liturgy has too much of people and not enough of God. I’ve seen variations on the theme from cardinals and bishops to skeptics on liturgical reform. How do such people reconcile with … Continue reading

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On Tributes and Eulogies

My wife says the best EWTN programming is broadcast in the wee hours. She leans to saints and spirituality. She finds a lot of rich material there. Our cable provider doesn’t include EWTN in its package, at least on the … Continue reading

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Surfing around while I was waiting for the timing to be right on running an errand for the young miss, I found this discussion thread aptly named. Back at the student center, I was exposed to young people who had … Continue reading

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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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