So there you have it.
Archive for November, 2015
Despite our many gifts, I am stuck this Advent season on one small point for our parish. We are a purple-clashing disaster.
Another first for Pope Francis.
The Pact of the Catacombs can today inspire clergy to adopt its spirit in ways that are feasible.
Look what happens in the dance between the opening Collect and the First Reading.
The new wording was written by Pope Benedict in 2008 for use in the Extraordinary Form on Good Friday.
The Roman document Liturgiam authenticam can be interpreted in a variety of ways, and bishops’ conferences are differing widely in their implementation of it.
I firmly believe that what happens in those opening minutes is “make or break”, and that a decline in attendance may be largely attributable to getting it wrong at this early point in the rite.
One must think twice when a young man “is too confident, rigid, and fundamentalist.”
I cannot write in this column about everything that comes across my desk. Even if I could, not everything would fill a complete column, but some things deserve a mention.