Should a confirmand’s non-theological or non-liturgical convictions bar him or her from receiving the sacrament of confirmation?
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An article about having one’s marriage celebrated at Sunday mass appeared in U. S. Catholic.
When the hour arrived, I went out into the courtyard, where the sandstone of the church building was yellowing in the late afternoon sunlight. I walked in the church doors — beautiful carved wooden doors that have appeared in my dreams and have always symbolized my hope of salvation — and looked in the sudden darkness for the one person I had been waiting all day to see. And time ceased.
You may need to sit to this post with a cup of your favorite hot beverage. After a brief review of the theology of the Chrism Mass, I’d love to hear from you about your Chrism Mass this week.
Rita’s featured post, along with Philip Sandstrom’s comment, sent me scurrying to see what the parts of the marriage rite contained in the new Missal translation looked like.
I found my wedding ring today about noon.
That’s a pretty steep decline. I’m sure this means something important. What is it, do you think?
The marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton was a fairytale event in a troubled world. They are a highly popular young couple and everyone wishes them well. All the more disappointing therefore was the fact that the wedding rite seemed so far adrift from people of their age group, and from the life of the Church as regular worshippers know it.
What effect might this very public liturgy have on what couples will be asking for their weddings, Anglican or not?
Tomorrow’s the big day for the happy couple. See what they’re planning and what the celebrant has to say.
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