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Archive for category Liturgical Spirituality

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.


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.

No Precious Blood for the laity in Manchester, NH

From the 1st Sunday of Advent until Holy Thursday the bishop has effectively banned Communion from the chalice in his diocese.

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For the Life of the World

The program is viewed as not only being inspired by Eucharist, but as an extension of it to encompass the whole community.

Lincoln: Ad Orientem Masses Encouraged during Advent

Today, at a time when it is easy to forget that Christ is coming—and easy to be complacent in our spiritual lives and in the work of evangelization…

Should the City of Bloomington Recognize Good Friday?

The first reflex of many Christians at renaming Good Friday” to “Spring Holiday” is to howl in protest. That impulse should be resisted.

Living the Eucharist, for Advent and Christmas – UPDATED

Paulist Evangelization Ministries has come out with a new app for Living the Eucharist, a popular parish-based program that has expanded to include offerings for Advent/Christmas.