Posts Tagged ‘Liturgy’

Pope Francis’ new liturgy document Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

“Magnum Principium” is one of the major documents of Francis’ pontificate. For this reason it deserves an analysis that is not only one of historical-theological context—and not just from the point of view of its possible consequences for the liturgical texts in English—but also an analysis of the institutional context in which it was decided and published. Read more

Five reasons Pope Francis embraces the Vatican II liturgy Comments 0

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

It is not news that the liturgy has been a contested field in Catholic life over the past few decades. Opposition to liturgical reform began even before the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council, and increased from 1964 onward, when reforms like the use of English and the practice of the priest facing the people Read more

I’m pretty convinced my 2 year old godson has a vocation. Comments 0

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Fr Harrison Ayre is a priest in the diocese of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. On his Twitter account he describes himself as “Priest for the theologian. canucks fan. vintage jazz enthusiast. beer snob. reader of books. He is pretty impressed with his godson’s two-year-old liturgical knowledge. Have a look and see why Related Posts:Priest to Read more

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