Category Archives: Scripture

The Armchair Liturgist: Greater Works On Mother’s Day

If your parish has a lot of funerals, today’s and Sunday’s Gospel may be the most proclaimed reading you offer at Mass. Funeral celebrants don’t get to this piece in verse 12, which has made me wonder since my college … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist Provides the Order of Mass

PrayTell discusses college student assessments of Sunday worship. One comment from one you know well: It’s why the Order of the Mass should always be available and easy to find. Failing to do that is a signal failure of hospitality. … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Psalm 118: (24), 1 & 4, 24-25, 26-27, 28-29

When I served at the student center, a Spring wedding wasn’t uncommon. That often meant an Easter season liturgy. It came up once or twice: the suggestion to use the 118th Psalm, a frequent song of the early Sundays of … Continue reading

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And It Was Night

On this Spy Wednesday, today’s readings are capped by Matthew’s account of the betrayal of Judas. But consider the boiled down alternative in John 13:27, 30: Jesus said to Judas, “Do quickly what you are going to do.” … Judas … Continue reading

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On Psalm 71

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this psalm in my years of blogging. It appears in today’s Roman Lectionary. It might be something of a prelude to Good Friday, as it borrows the first three verses of Psalm 31 for its … Continue reading

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Alt-Facts at the Passion Trial

Last night at Mass, I noticed this in the reading: The chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, but they found none, though many false witnesses came … Continue reading

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A Film About Friendship

My wife and I surfed around the great and mighty Amazon the other night and found an enjoyable film that we thought was surprisingly good. At least compared to the dregs that appear on the listings I see there. The wiki-listing is here. … Continue reading

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