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On science and the sacred

What does dust have to do with the sacramental world of the liturgy? Maybe science can tell us.
If scientific language feels irreverent and laughable in our prayer, it might be because it isn’t our native language as it is the scientists of the Vatican Observatory. But then we have a problem….

Social media, anti-social behavior, and the Body

We believe in an incarnate God, held and touched and seen face-to-face by Joseph, Mary, and Simeon. Our prayer tradition, founded on that enfleshed God, may suffer when its members are physically severed from one another.

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Welcome!

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor

Liturgy: Small is Beautiful

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.

New Year’s Resolutions

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.

Liturgy Lines: Liturgical New Year Resolutions

…Perhaps this might be a good time for us to make some liturgical new year resolutions too.

Do You Hate Christmas Presents?

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.

Viewpoint: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel: A Christmas Reflection

Emmanuel, God with us, means that the Word of God, the love of God, has taken flesh in you and me.

“I worked so hard to be there”

A chance encounter puts a new frame around what liturgists and musicians do at Christmas.

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Liturgy Lines: Do We Really Know What We Are Doing?

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.