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Archive for November, 2011

Colbert Report: Yahweh or No Way – Altered Catholic Mass

Consubstantial? What the hell does that mean? We’re trying to get into heaven here, not take the SATs.

The King James Bible

Literature or sacred Scriptures?

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USA National Propers in RM2011: Thanksgiving Day

Since I earlier posted on the National Proper texts for Ireland, I decided to spend some time examining National Proper texts for the United States. I begin with the changes in the proper texts appearing for the fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving Day) in RM1974 and RM2011.

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Bishops of England and Wales Issue Jubilee Prayer for the Queen

V. O Lord, save Elizabeth, our Queen.
R. And hear us on the day we call upon you.

Pope Orders ‘Missal Launch’ on Salt Lake City, Igniting a Holy War

Intelligence sources for the Mormons misinterpreted the Pope’s words. They believed that the Catholics were about to launch a nuclear strike on their headquarters city.

Solemn Blessings for Advent

By faithfully following Liturgiam authenticam’s request for an English translation more formally corresponding to the underlying Latin, the translators of the Solemn Blessing for the Advent season present a text that does not call forth the congregation’s response of “Amen.”

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Monitio for the First Sunday of Advent

A friend who shall remain nameless sent me the following liturgical greeting for the First Sunday of Advent, 2011.

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Thoughts on This Sunday: Advent II

As a semi-regular feature, Pray Tell will be running “Thoughts on This Sunday,” which will be some rather informal remarks on the readings for the upcoming Sunday. These are not complete homilies or even comprehensive notes on the readings, but simply some ideas or texts to get the homiletic juices flowing.

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Eduardo Peñalver on the Missal’s rollout …

From Commonweal.

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From the Bishop of Covington, Kentucky

We hereby direct that the text of the Roman Missal be used exactly as it is written… None of us has the authority to change the text for any reason. This includes altering or changing any of the language contained in the liturgical books of the Church, not only the Roman Missal, but the Lectionary and other ritual books – the responses and prayers of the priest, and also those of the people.

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