Category Archives: Liturgy

Liturgy for New Cardinals

The worship aid Rocco whispered had some interesting choices. Tu Es Petrus rendered by the choir–not the assembly. Are the singers reminding the red hats that Francis is pope, and they are not? Just one reading, but not a Gospel … Continue reading

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What Happens When New Documents Are Poor?

One of the members of the team responsible for Fulfilled in Your Hearing (FIYH, see sidebar) weighs in at PrayTell with a brief review of the new CDWDS document on the homily. It has largely convinced me not to waste my … Continue reading

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Propers Past and Future for Ordinary 5B

A year ago in cycle A, the Gospel narrative follows up last Sunday’s Beatitudes with Matthew 5:13-16–the Lord’s sayings on salt and light. It’s a rather people-focused reading, urging the disciples to live virtuously (presumably according to the values outlined in … Continue reading

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Propers Past and Future for Ordinary 4B

This past weekend, an extract from a long psalm served as the entrance antiphon. The 106th is an interesting choice (as the conclusion of a community lament) to yoke to the 122nd, a psalm for the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Entrance Antiphon … Continue reading

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Accompaniment and Dialogue: Good Liturgical Principles

The never-ending liturgy wars heat up a bit on PrayTell this week with the post announcing Pope Francis helping in the observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the use of the vernacular in Rome by Pope Paul. Of course, 1965 … Continue reading

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Cost of Bread

We haven’t had a poll in a long time. It’s budget time in my parish, and while the cost of altar bread isn’t a big concern, it is a line item on the spreadsheet. What do you think we spend … Continue reading

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Foot Fever

The Vatican hasn’t announced where Pope Francis will be washing feet this year. I noticed hand-wringing on this link headlined at Pewsitter today. The exhibition on the evening of Holy Thursday is constitutive of meaning for the Catholic Church and … Continue reading

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