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Archive for March, 2010

A Confession of Sin

On Wednesday, March 31, a liturgy of lamentation and penance was held in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna in the context of the many cases of physical and sexual abuse which have come to light in Austria and elsewhere in recent weeks. Over 3,000 people took part. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn and Catholic theologian Veronica Prüller-Jagenteuful read the following confession.

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“When the Victims Speak, God Speaks to Us”

At the liturgy of lamentation and penance in Vienna mentioned above, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn made the following remarks.

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A General Intercession for Good Friday

According to the Sacramentary, “In case of serious public need, the local Ordinary may permit or decree the addition of a special intention.” Let us pray, dear friends, for the victims of sexual abuse…

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Balthasar and Social Justice: Some Holy Week Thoughts

As the liturgical marathon of Holy Week sets in (an Orthodox friend of mine once referred to the Triduum as “The World Series of Church”), let’s take a cue from the theologian of the Paschal Mystery, Hans Urs von Balthasar, on the relationship between liturgy and action on behalf of the world.

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Open Invitation: Holy Week at Your Place

We’d love to know about your celebration of the sacred mysteries this week.

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20,000

This morning The Petition -you know which one – hit the 20,000 mark.

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Implementation Timeline for the New Missal

So many steps in this process, so many possibilities for delay at every turn.

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Stations of the Way of the Cross

Link to a version of the Stations of the Cross, arranged for public use, with optional meditations on the suffering of God’s people today.

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Maundy Thursday Adoration takes a Virtual Twist

Trinity Church, Wall Street, has long been a leader in pioneering new uses of the internet for evangelization and catechesis. Now they bring the Maundy Thursday adoration to the world with a “Virtual Vigil.”

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LTP Website: Revised Roman Missal

Liturgy Training Publications has launched an impressive website for the implementation of the revised Roman Missal – news, resources, workshops, blogs, FAQs, and more. Check it out!

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