Tag: liturgy

Pencils Down

This one one irks me. An archbishop in Brisbane, Australian has spoken out against what he calls “spying in church”. He wants people to stop taking notes of liturgical abuses. To a certain extent, I understand where he’s coming from. Sacrifice and worship should be the focus of the mass, not keeping track of every …

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Discovering a Season

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I get so excited that I start listening to my Christmas music at the beginning of November, much to the surprise and chagrin of some of my loved ones. This year, I’ve been asking myself what I’ve been getting excited about. Is it the celebration of Christ’s birth? …

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Anglican-Rite Catholics

Dappled Things has a great blurb and some links regarding the promotion of an option for the use of an Anglican (slightly modified, I think) Rite for Roman Catholic Churches. This had come up in a previous post of Ales Rarus, and I’m all for increasing the breadth and depth of the liturgical life of …

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Signs, Symbols, and Reality

Yesterday's RCIA class was about baptism. An interesting question was raised by one of the students. He wondered when and why the Western Church switched from full immersion baptism to sprinkling. Going under water is supposed to symbolize death. We are baptized into Christ's death and rise with Him into life. How does sprinkling symbolize …

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God Save Us From Liturgists

Take a wild guess how much I appreciated what this guy had to say about the liturgy. Polarisation and liturgy …My second suggestion would be to strengthen the force of the abrogations of Paul VI, and make the old rite available only to elderly priests who celebrate it in private…