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Archive for category Liturgical Spirituality
This is an attempt to look again at the too-regularly forgotten value of small, local Christian communities where the pastor IS pastor to the faith community, leads, teaches, and preaches to their actual context.
As we come to the end of the calendar year and a new year begins, it is natural to take stock and ask, “How can I make my life better during the coming year?” It’s not all a matter of chance, after all. We have the potential to make decisions which can shape our lives.
…Perhaps this might be a good time for us to make some liturgical new year resolutions too.
All I want is the joy of the sparrows. I’d like to choose peace—I’d like to choose kindness—I’d like to choose hope. It is my choice to bring those gifts to my Christmas tree.
Emmanuel, God with us, means that the Word of God, the love of God, has taken flesh in you and me.
A chance encounter puts a new frame around what liturgists and musicians do at Christmas.
The connection between sacrifice and communion is broken and confusion between altar and tabernacle reinforced when the faithful are fed week after week from the tabernacle and not from what was consecrated on the altar at the Mass being celebrated.
From the 1st Sunday of Advent until Holy Thursday the bishop has effectively banned Communion from the chalice in his diocese.