Category Archives: Liturgy


A rather impressive sight, would you say? I’d love to visit sometime. This cathedral church for the Diocese of Rome is part of the focus for Sunday’s liturgy. For the last of several times this year, a solemnity replaces an … Continue reading

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Votive Masses

I have a vague recollection of the associate pastor meeting with us in middle school forty-plus years ago to plan school Masses. One-word themes seemed to be common: love, peace, hope, and such. Maybe we and he got into a … Continue reading

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Fr Anthony posted at PrayTell today that it’s been two months since the CDWDS head was shipped off to Valencia. I wondered over there if all of the Holy Father’s candidates have turned him down. What if you posted a job … Continue reading

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Who Brings Communion to a Priest?

A priest friend of mine, retired, underwent knee replacement surgery today. Our associate pastor went to visit. I’m not sure if he brought the Eucharist. But it struck me that a priest might be alone in a town, perhaps isolated … Continue reading

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Cupich on Liturgy

New Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich was supposedly tapped to serve in Milwaukee a few years ago, but the move was blocked overseas, according to Rocco Palmo. That’s a fascinating little tidbit, as is the fact this is the first incoming … Continue reading

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Mass Mob

The Mass Mob movement seems to be spreading. Buffalo was where I noticed it first reported in the news. Philadelphia has a web site too. NCRep picked up the story in Detroit. If the movement is developing beyond expectations, I … Continue reading

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Is “Suicide” A Bad Church Word?

I received a request from one of our students this morning: could we pray for a hometown friend who committed suicide? We are very careful about naming people (I was sent the name) in the prayers of the faithful. Lacking the person’s … Continue reading

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