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Archive for September, 2013

What Would You Want the “Council of Cardinals” To Do with Liturgy?

If you could advise the Council of Cardinals about liturgical reform, with a view especially toward issues of governance and process, what would your advice be?

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Non Solum: The Composition and Appearance of Eucharistic Bread

Many congregations today struggle with the decision to use the store bought wafers or to bake their own bread.

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The Richness of Our Eucharistic Prayers

What is most important is that we utilize the diversity inherent in the Roman Rite as it stands today. Calls for greater diversity and inculturation of the Roman Rite make little sense when the current richness of the Roman Rite is not being fully utilized.

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The Order of Mass for the Ordinariates

“The Order of Mass For Use by the Ordinariates Established under the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus,” approved by the Holy See, will make its debut on October 10. Here’s a sneak preview of the liturgical text.

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Poll: US Hispanics Becoming Less Catholic

53 percent of U.S. Hispanics identify as Catholic compared with 69 percent who say they were raised Catholic as children.

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On proclaiming the Good News

These quotes from Cardinal Avery Dulles are good food for thought about how the liturgy prepares us to recognize the work of God in the world, both in the world of the scriptures and in the world outside our windows.

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Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 58

In the light of the expansion of situations foreseen in art. 57 by which priests might concelebrate the Mass, art. 58 decrees that a new ritual for sacerdotal concelebration appear in the reformed editions of the liturgical books guiding celebrations with episcopal presidency and presbyters celebrating Mass.

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The Aims of the Pioneers of the Liturgical Movement

Over at NLM, Peter Kwasniewski has a thoughtful and thought-provoking post on the early liturgical movement and what its aims were. Though I am not entirely in agreement with what he says in his piece, it seems to me that he raises some points that are worthy of comment and discussion.

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Non Solum: Name Tags and Crosses for Eucharistic Ministers

“Non solum” is a new feature at Pray Tell for our readership community to discuss practical liturgical issues.

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New Consultants for Liturgies with Pope

It appears to be a sea change.

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