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Archive for January, 2013

Misdirections: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Mix Up the Teachings of Vatican II

“Of course, astute readers will see that this is just a sneaky way of making positive points.” – John O’Malley, SJ

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The Treachery of Translators

You don’t have to be mad to translate, but it probably helps.

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Catholic and Protestant Ecumenical Recognition of Baptism

Representatives of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Christian Reformed Church in North America, Reformed Church in America and United Church of Christ will sign the document.

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What’s the message on the runway for Baroque fashions?

Time passes, and today ecclesiastical clothes are less intelligible and point less clearly to something beyond their colors and gilt.

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NPM Winter Colloquium – Your Experience of Hymns and Antiphons?

What is your liturgical experience of hymns and antiphons?

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Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 29

Readers may wish to reflect on how these non-ordained liturgical ministries have developed and been exercised over the past fifty years. They may also wish to discuss what kinds of formation are available for these non-ordained ministries and how effective they have been in inculcating liturgical piety and imparting practical knowledge of the rites.


Mass-ive improvement in eight easy steps?

Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith offer eight tips for celebrants that he believes will improve Mass.

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10 iPhone Apps That Remind You to Pray

The frenetic pace of today’s hectic world can make it difficult to keep up with even the most important things. Thankfully, the same mobile device that can help you streamline work meetings, arrange outings with friends and coordinate playdates for your kids can also help you to make sure that your spiritual needs aren’t neglected.

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Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 28

For the Eucharistic liturgy to manifest its hierarchic and communal character, its optimal form would involve a bishop presiding, surrounded by a college of presbyters and a college of deacons, and an assembly of the faithful.


Fr. Tony Flannery, Emblematic of Our Era

“Finally, it could be asked why I am going public now having remained silent for a year. I need to take back my voice.”

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