Category Archives: Liturgy

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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Servers, Service, and Sex

One subset of priests I’ve known over the years have been musicians/never-pastors. In one parish I served, a semi-retired navy veteran who was a fine organist had regular liturgical duties. He preached once a month. He accompanied the choir every … Continue reading

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Propers Past and Future for Ordinary 3B

I think the point of good liturgy preparation is not that every element is totally aligned–as long as we have a New Testament letter read in ordinary time, this will never be the case. Nor do I think we need … Continue reading

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More on Women-Men Mythology

Are men mything? Charles inspired me to check the Chant Café, and I noticed a dissent from Cardinal Burke. Kathy Pluth takes exception to the good cardinal leveling the legal-eyed stare at liturgical problems and putting a label on it, writing … Continue reading

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On Peace

PrayTell posts video of the Holy Father moving off the altar platform and giving peace to sisters in wheelchairs. Lots of hand-wringing in the commentariat there, and I’d expect a more vigorous and catty dissent on other websites. Some observations: … Continue reading

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On The Shore

Frequent commenter and friend Jimmy Mac forwarded me a letter to the editor of The Tablet. From Peter Stanford, it read, in part: We were so relieved when our local parish priest agreed that my dad could have a Catholic … Continue reading

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