The 2013 Aquinas Lecture at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, given by Augustine Thompson, O.P., is a fascinating presentation of the baptismal theology and practice in Northern Italy in the 13th century.
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How have performatism and “frames” influenced a postconciliar understanding of the role of the eucharistic prayer?
All readers of this blog are grateful to Father Joncas for his series on re-reading of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy [SC]. But do these same readers (especially the ‘lurkers’) think that his questions about §24 were answered? They are found in his initial entry, in his seventh comment, in his twenty-fourth comment, and in [...]
Should a confirmand’s non-theological or non-liturgical convictions bar him or her from receiving the sacrament of confirmation?
A video of a Holy Thursday celebration led by an intermittently famous Catholic priest from Chicago is, um, interesting.
This Sunday, I will go to my closet to get ready, and I will look at the clothes hanging there, and very likely the ones stacked on the dresser that haven’t yet been put away, and perhaps I will ask myself, “What is fitting, what is appropriate, what is worthy attire to go up unto the house of the Lord?”
Very likely, if I am feeling honest with myself, I will answer, “None of it is!” By aesthetics, by ethics, by finitude, by distraction, because of my self-satisfaction – none of it is worthy.
So what will I wear to church?
Among the suggestions for “mutual enrichment” of the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms is the suggestion that the Offertory prayers of the 1962 Missal either replace or be allowed as an alternative to the prayers at the Preparation of the Gifts in the Ordinary Form. What do you think?
“I see it [the new Missal translation] subtly communicating a view of Church, the Counter-Reformation institutional model, that threatens the ecclesiology of communion that is central to both the letter and the spirit of Vatican Council II.”
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.
In a move that has taken many by surprise Pope Benedict XVI and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams today signed an agreement on sacraments in cyberspace. The document, In recognitionem sacramenta in virtualis mundi (IRSIVM), has been years in the preparation.