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Archive for May, 2015

Ars Praedicandi: Preaching the Trinity

The doctrine of the Trinity is clearly a–perhaps the–central doctrine of the Christian faith. So why does it so terrify preachers?

Re-Envisioning Catechesis

Pope Francis this morning called for a new way of educating and catechizing people in the faith.

Non Solum: Installing a New Pastor

“I was recently appointed pastor at a parish and am looking to create a worship aid for the Installation Mass.”

History of infant communion, part 2: Medieval and modern periods (500-2015 AD)

In the early middle ages, infants received the blood of Christ from the chalice, while older children and adults received communion under both species. In the later middle ages, lay Christians received very infrequently and never from the chalice, which meant that infants could no longer be communed at their baptism. When lay communion was encouraged in the late 19th and early 20th century, first communion was moved from age 12 to age 7 by Pope Pius X. His arguments about the importance of communion for young children are still moving, and can be applied to children even younger than seven.

The Holy Spirit Calls Us to Serve

“The gift of the Holy Spirit has been bestowed upon the Church and upon each one of us, so that we may live lives of genuine faith and active charity, that we may sow the seeds of reconciliation and peace.”

A Pastoral Council has the Same Weight as a Dogmatic One

“Vatican II is not Council Lite but the very opposite.”

Blessed Oscar Romero

Today in San Salvador, Oscar Romero became Blessed Oscar Romero.

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This Issue of: Worship

Below you can find abstracts from this issue of Worship as well as the list of books that were reviewed.

John Romeri Resigns from Office for Liturgical Music

John Romeri has resigned from his position as the Director of the Office for Liturgical Music in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia citing irreconcilable differences with Archbishop Chaput.

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Non Solum: Transitioning from the Eucharistic Prayer to The Lord’s Prayer

The transition from the Eucharistic Prayer to The Lord’s Prayer is a weak transition point in the Mass. While there is a natural connection between the Eucharistic Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer, without purposeful presiding this transition can become very abrupt.

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