“I have been asked to express my opinion about the possibility that the church, if it judges it appropriate, would be able to confer on women the sacrament of order in the diaconal grade.”
Archive for June, 2014
Reports forwarded to me from Christians in Iraq suggest that the latest round of conflict in the country may spell the end of one of Christianity’s oldest and most important Christian communities.
In his first pastoral letter, Ars celebrandi et adorandi, Bishop Paprocki of Springfield Illinois discusses the “art of celebrating the Eucharistic Liturgy Properly and Adoring the Lord in the Eucharist Devoutly.”
“A discussion of possible adaptions of daily liturgical program was begun.”
Scheduling ministers is one of the most challenging and significant parts of any liturgist’s job.
Rev. David Noel Power, OMI, 81, died in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2014. He was born on December 14, 1932, in Dublin, Ireland, and was a son of the late David and Kathleen (Davis) Power.
Learn about the upcoming 6th Annual Summer Learning Schola from St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant.
More than one commentator has suggested recently that Pope Francis is all symbolism and little substance. I disagree. (For one thing, I think symbolism is substance.)
“I think it is important to remember that liturgical participation in the Church’s rituals cannot capture the kingdom/reign of God, but can point to it and in some ways embody it. I think it is important that just as Brecht wanted his spectators not to achieve a cathartic release by submerging their critical and reflective thinking in identifying with the characters, so I believe those who participate fully, consciously and actively in the liturgy do so not to escape from reality but to encounter reality as envisioned in the kingdom/reign of God and leave the liturgy empowered by the Spirit to assist in the transformation of the world.”
The announcement below came across my desk a few days ago