Posts Tagged ‘Liturgy’

All wine is ‘not’ suitable for Eucharist Comments 0

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Sacramental altar wine used to need ecclesiastical approval. It sort of still does. In 1995 the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference decided that, “Given the more frequent practice of Holy Communion under both kinds, it seems opportune to assure priests that it is no longer necessary always to use ‘ecclesiastically approved’ wine”. A widespread practice Read more

Spiritually speaking, ‘Ordinary Time’ is anything but Comments 0

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Today in the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church, we go back to Ordinary Time. At first, the designation might seem a bit peculiar, since the word “ordinary” is oftentimes associated with things that are unimportant, insignificant, or just downright boring. The Church couldn’t possibly mean these types of things when speaking of the liturgy Read more

Match your Myers-Briggs personality type to a patron saint Comments 0

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

In the weeks before Easter  the Church of the Resurrection, an Anglican Church in Wheaton, Illinois, had a graphic to illustrate how the different personalities of patron saints correspond with Myers-Briggs personality types. They said the beauty of Holy Week is that with so many different services, there are opportunities for all of these expressions Read more

Modern liturgy is disastrous and causes schism Comments 1

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Modern liturgy causes “disaster, devastation and schism”, says Cardinal Robert Sarah. Sarah told the 18th Cologne International Liturgical Conference that rather than bring the liturgy up to date, Vatican II destroyed the Church’s “mystical essence”. In his opinion the church has “abandoned her Christian roots” since the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), where reforms brought the church Read more

Pa Henare Tate R.I.P Comments 0

Monday, April 3rd, 2017
Pa Henare

Groups have begun to gather at Motuti marae to mourn Pā Henare Arekatea Tate, who passed away on Saturday at Rawene Hospital at he age of 79. He had retired to his home of Motuti early in 2008 and had been suffering from cancer for some time. Pa Henare was born in Rawene and affiliates to Te Read more

A hope for liturgical texts that are both accurate and speak to the heart Comments 2

Monday, March 27th, 2017
liturgical texts

The New Zealand bishops agree that translations of liturgical texts should be 100 per cent accurate. But they are concerned that the existing rules for translating the texts, contained in Liturgiam Authenticam,  produced texts that impose latin syntax on contemporary english. “We believe that some modification to the principles of liturgical translation as imposed by Liturgiam Authenticam could produce liturgical translations that could speak more easily Read more

Find Mass boring? Good! Comments 0

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Praying through the tedium at Mass can be a more authentic way of sharing the divine life. As citizens of late modern life, we seek to avoid boredom. We alleviate the stillness of a quiet moment by turning to our smartphones. We delight in the arrival of new emails, fresh stories and notifications from social Read more

Mass translation rules to be reviewed but expectations of change modest Comments 1

Friday, February 10th, 2017

There are reports that Pope Francis has set up a commission to review of Liturgiam Authenticam. This decree provided the principles that guided the recent translations of liturgical texts. The report in America Magazine states the commission will also examine what level of decentralisation is desirable in the church on matters such as this. But Read more

Mass in the colour of your choice Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Many people may not be familiar with the Catholic tradition of celebrating the accomplishments of specific professions with a Mass and naming that celebration after an associated colour. The Church has the Blue Mass for law enforcement professionals, the Red Mass for those involved in the legal profession — and now the Gold Mass, for Read more

Music ministry conference a success Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The first weekend in October saw Catholics converge on Christchurch for a music ministry conference. Earlier this year, Christchurch diocese was offered some formation from its own Catholic Youth Team (CYT). Catholics involved in school and parish music were invited to register for Exalt, a weekend of music workshops, time for Mass, adoration, along with free-form worship. Feedback was positive from six of the conference participants. Read more