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Archive for November, 2014

Why Catholics Can’t Sing (revised edition) by Thomas Day — Review

What was formerly a rant at full gallop is now more of a meandering moan, although some sections still retain the acidulous punch of the first edition.

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What We’re Reading: The St. John’s MA in Liturgical Studies

As a part of comprehensive exams, the Liturgical Studies student is responsible for a rather extensive reading list.

Brazilian Bishops Establish Commission on Married Priesthood

It is under the leadership of Bishop Kräutler and Cardinal Hummes.


Acolyte Reflects on Chicago Installation

“Women serving on the altar is not something you see every day – and certainly not at the installation of an Archbishop!”


Pope Francis on the End of Time

All of us?

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Celebration facing the people: a centuries-old practice

After the Council, detailed directions for the celebration of the revised form of Mass were drawn up, including an instruction that the priest should celebrate Mass facing the people, in accordance with the rites of the Church.

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Liturgy in Collegeville: From the Archives – Part XXIX

Father Suitbert stressed the need for liberty and autonomy in matters such as this, and was forceful in emphasizing the need for the U.S. to show Rome that hers is a mature church, not a mission land.


What to Make of Cardinal Sarah as CDW Prefect?

Pray Tell offers three views – from Rita Ferrone, Anthony Ruff OSB, and Paul Inwood.

Cardinal Sarah is new CDW prefect

Today’s Bollettino has the announcement.

Turning Eastward in Lincoln NE

During the Sundays of Advent, the priests in the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln, Nebraska will celebrate the Mass ad orientem, facing the altar and crucifix. The bishop will celebrate midnight Mass on Christmas ad orientem as well. This may take place in other parishes across the Diocese of Lincoln as well.