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Archive for October, 2015

This Issue of: Worship

Here you can find abstracts from the most current issue of Worship as well as the list of books that are reviewed.

Formal Equivalence – hah!

When will we realize that Liturgiam Authenticam is a laughing-stock and needs to be replaced?

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Viewpoint: All Saints’ Day Includes Every Man and Woman of Good Will

“For the church is, and has always been, a net that has caught all sorts of fish. She is, and has always been, a strange combination of the drab and the magnificent, the squalid and the heroic, the shabby and the beautiful.”

Common Easter: Another Pope Heard From

According to reports, Pope Francis has agreed to a proposal from the Coptic Pope Tawadros II for a common (and apparently fixed) day for Easter.

Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 101

Vatican website translation: 101. 1. In accordance with the centuries-old tradition of the Latin rite, the Latin language is to be retained by clerics in the divine office. But in individual cases the ordinary has the power of granting the use of a vernacular translation to those clerics for whom the use of Latin constitutes […]

Liturgy and Internet

The “internet church St. Boniface,” an online church, is maintained by pastoral staff from the German dioceses of Hildesheim and Osnabrück as well as by several religious orders.

Next Head of USCCB Liturgy Committee: Gregory or Barres?

Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s motto is: We Are The Lord’s – be sure to include the apostrophe!

Orthodox group calls for “rejuvenating” the ministry of ordained deaconess

One of the two prayers for the Byzantine rite for the Ordination for the Deaconess solemnly states that the Lord does “not reject women offering themselves and desiring to minister in your holy houses, in accordance with what is fitting . . . .”

The Playful Gravity of Time

University discourse tends to refer to some distant future in which all knowledge will be discovered, in which progress will be made, in which endowments will grow. Yet, here at St. John’s, a radical alternative time interrupts again and again. The time not of capital campaigns, of curricular reviews, but the playful gravity of time embodied in the Christo-centric Liturgy of the Hours.


Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 100

Let pastors of souls take care that the primary Hours, especially Vespers, be celebrated communally in church, on Sundays and more solemn feasts. It is also to be commended that the laity themselves recite the Divine Office, whether with priests, or gathered among themselves, or even each one alone.