Closely tying the sacramental rite to the words of Scripture for the day, these theologically appropriate, pastorally fitting, and linguistically satisfying prayers change the Great Thanksgiving prayer from a lull in the liturgy to a focused, fresh, and engaged moment for the congregation.
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How a liturgist celebrated his wedding within the Liturgy of the Hours, and why this might be a quite good idea.
JRR Tolkien might have said that we have a fool’s hope: but we confess our faith in the one whose cross is foolishness to the wise and mighty of this world, the one who humbled himself and was exalted by God.
Foley, Edward, gen. ed., with Catherine Vincie and Richard Fragomeni, ass. eds. A Handbook for Catholic Preaching. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2016. Cosponsored by The Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics and The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, A Handbook for Catholic Preaching is an extraordinary resource. It provides in concise yet comprehensive format […]
Services of the Word or the Liturgy of the Hours should never be considered as “second rate” alternatives, which we resort to only when a priest is unavailable…
In my book, I suggested that we will know liturgical reform has been effective when our Orthodox people are Paschal in every aspect of their lives.
Just as the rich man longed for Lazarus to dip his finger in cool water, the little boy’s tears began trickling into my consciousness; sitting on my organ bench, I began to wonder not “how could someone ignore the suffering in their midst,” but how “could I ignore the suffering in my midst?”
I wonder how our instinctual distrust of the words spoken by so many people public figures colors the way most people hear the words spoken in and by the Church.