Category Archives: Liturgy

Opening Doors

Pretty soon, some areas of the Church will be entering the winter indoor sickness season. Pastors and the occasional bishop will place restrictions here and there on receiving Communion or touching people at the exchange of peace. More rare will … Continue reading

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Weakness

It is not often I take exception to my friend Liam’s words and attitude, but it illustrates the situation in which the Church finds itself with regard to liturgy. And recently, the matter of the words of liturgy. I believe … Continue reading

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Singing During The Communion Procession

I noticed a growing thread on PrayTell: The Spirituality of Singing During Communion. My new parish sings well during Communion, and I sense there’s a mature Eucharistic spirituality in place. One of the few laudable developments to emerge in the … Continue reading

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Cinquant’anni Dopo 21-22: Rivalries and Critiques

We conclude our examination of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. In the previous paragraphs, he spoke of the need for unity. Here, he picks up on the mainstream/traditionalist divide: In this regard, it is necessary that … Continue reading

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Cinquant’anni Dopo 19-20: Obedience and Unity

Cardinal Robert Sarah hopes for obedience and unity in his June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. But will people have the courage to follow the Council this far? Such an interpretation, illuminated by the faith, is fundamental however for evangelization. … Continue reading

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Cinquant’anni Dopo 17-18: A Mystical Liturgy

We continue our examination of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. The liturgy is a fundamentally mystical, contemplative reality, and consequently beyond the reach of our human action; even our “participatio” is a grace from God. Therefore … Continue reading

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Cinquant’anni Dopo 16: Proper Attire

Cardinal Robert Sarah criticizes certain behaviors of lay ministers in June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. In this regard it is deplorable that the sanctuary in our churches is not a place strictly reserved for divine worship, that people enter … Continue reading

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