Preparing liturgy is one of the most important tasks of everyone involved, presider, ministers, and assembly. Whatever mechanism for preparing liturgy a parish chooses (committee, advisory board, or the like), it needs to pay great attention to the rules of good communication and good liturgy.
Archive for August 9th, 2010
The head of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, suggests preparing children for Communion even before age 7.
Each year on the first Monday of September we celebrate the civil holiday Labor Day. More than an excuse for a day off from work, it is fitting that at least once a year we pause as a nation to pray for the safety of all laborers, pray that all receive just wages and benefits, pray in gratitude for the work of others who make our own lives more wholesome and comfortable.
Fr. O’Malley’s analysis of the genre, form, and content of the documents of Vatican II poses a formidable challenge to the ‘hermeneutic of continuity’ view. The ‘hermeneutic of continuity’ folks will have to demonstrate that they are reading the entirety of the Council, not just a few favored passages taken out of context.