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Help! My pastor wants to make the church pretty, and I want to feed the poor!

Sound like any parishes you know? ——————————————- Aletetia: Why be either/or when we can be both/and? Katrina, At my parish the priest has started a fundraising campaign for church renovations. He’s trying to raise a hundred thousand dollars to purchase statues, install a mural, fix up the confessionals, and add an altar rail. He also […]

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Christmas and the Liturgical Conception of Time.

In order to understand the full meaning of the liturgy we have to grasp the liturgical conception of time. The Christian “present” of the liturgy has some­ thing of the character of eternity, in which all reality is present at once. The past and the future are there­ fore made present in the mysteries of […]

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Discover your deep self, in Christ

. . .it is precisely because it is public in the classical or “political” sense of the word, that the liturgy enables us to discover and to express the deepest meaning of Christian personalism. We must first emerge from the private realm, the “household” which is the realm of necessity and the proper domain of […]

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A Benedictine priest reflects on changes in the Liturgy

By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Half a century after the start of the Second Vatican Council, the reform of the liturgy initiated there has not lost its power to stoke controversy. On June 13, after years of on-again-off-again talks with the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, which effectively […]

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Sacred Music and Religious Music, a Distinction

I hope you’ll read Paul Jernberg’s In Depth Analysis on The Logos of Sacred Music. By way of introduction, let me note that Jernberg’s presentation is made all the more relevant by a recent essay by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, Singing the Mass, which has been published in several places, most notably by our favorite […]

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50th Anniversary of Pontifical Institute of Liturgy (PIL)

Addressing participants at a conference marking the 50th anniversary of Rome’s Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Pope Benedict said Blessed Pope John XXIII asked the Benedictines to establish the institute to help the church respond to the “urgency of a reform,” which many bishops from around the world were requesting before the Second Vatican Council (CNS). The […]

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The Revised Grail Psalms: A Liturgical Psalter

Foreword by Francis Cardinal George, OMI Introduction by Abbot Gregory J. Polan, OSB “This new translation of the Psalter by the Benedictine Monks of Conception Abbey will provide the text for our sung prayer for years to come. It is a labor of love on their part and a gift to be cherished by us.” […]

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Living the Liturgy: Clear Creek Monastery

By Michelle Laque Johnson U.S. Catholics no longer have to travel to Europe to discover what life is like behind the turreted walls of the medieval French abbey, Notre Dame de Fontgombault, and other Benedictine monasteries. In 1999, an almost unbelievable chain of events brought a group of Benedictines from France to Oklahoma! There, they […]

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New Mass translation provides chance for teaching about Liturgy

Washington D.C., Aug 19, 2010 / 09:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to CNA in an interview, Msgr. Anthony Sherman, executive director for the USCCB Secretariat for Divine Worship, gave an update on the status of the implementation of the new translation of the Roman Missal. Msgr. Sherman stated that the changes will need to introduced with […]

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U.S. bishops launch website on new Mass translation

Washington D.C., Aug 21, 2009 / 11:14 am (CNA).- After years in the making, the English translation of the new Roman Missal is nearing its completion and is now awaiting the final approval of the bishops and the Vatican. In an effort to begin educating the faithful and clergy on the new translation, the U.S. […]

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