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Archive for April, 2010

Recognitio Granted

The Bishops of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy [ICEL] join me in welcoming the announcement of the approval by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments of the definitive English text of the Third Edition of The Roman Missal. This news ushers in the final phase of preparation for the publication and implementation of the Missal in our eleven member Bishops’ Conferences and the many other territories where the sacred liturgy is habitually celebrated in English.

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Organic Development

What’s all this “organic development” stuff that people are talking about in the comments to Fr. Anthony’s post “What Can the Middle Ages Do For Me?”


What Can the Middle Ages Do For Me?

The bewildering variety of the medieval liturgy need not scare us. It’s not necessarily a model for how things should be now.


Catholic Gambling

I asked Bruce Harbert how long he thought the new translation, the first effort to implement Liturgiam authenticam, might last.

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Thought for the Day

After the opening collect the celebrant shouted to my friend, the other concelebrant, “Do you guys wanna go have coffee uptown after this?”


Fr. Hilgartner to head BCDW

Fr. Richard Hilgartner will succeed Msgr. Anthony Sherman at the head of the BCDW.

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Soon and Very Soon – UPDATE 4/29

Approval of the new missal is now very close. The Holy Father said this to Vox Clara.


Gentle Advice for Liturgy Broadcasters

The pontifical Mass in pre-Vatican II form from the National Shrine, EWTN broadcast, is just nearing its end.

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“If it ain’t baroque. . .”

“Unless the Baroque disappears, or at least takes a backseat to dignified but contemporary arts, the future of the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite liturgy is one of derision — as the liturgy of “Roman museum religion.”

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Missal Musings

A friend in a diocesan office muses about how the implementation will go.