Category Archives: Liturgy

Listening On Ash Wednesday: That Campaign of Service

In today’s collect, a curious wording that struck me: Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Lent

How do you prepare for Lent? Or does it involve little more than a glance at the calendar to notice a “holiday” has popped up at mid-week? Over the past several days, I’ve been pondering doing things differently on this … Continue reading

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Make-Work At Liturgy

At PrayTell, Fritz Bauerschmidt teased out a comment by Tony Phillips: Lay readers, ‘extraordinary’ ministers, altar servers (as the job is now constituted)–these are all other examples of ‘make-work’ jobs whose sole purpose is to make people feel like they’re … Continue reading

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More on Excellence

Excellent, so to speak, discussion on preaching. As a non-preacher with a vested interest in what gets said between the Gospel and the Creed, my hope is less imitation of either Rick Warren or Fulton Sheen, and more faithfulness and … Continue reading

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Ceding Excellence

What’s the metaphorical equivalent of biting my tongue where my typing fingers are concerned? Except for English football, I’ve held off from commenting on other blogs in 2015. That seems important to continue. Some striking commentary about the homiletics directory … Continue reading

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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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