Posts Tagged ‘Liturgy’

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

Cardinal Dew appointed to Congregation for Divine Worship Comments 0

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
Congregation for Divine Worship

New Zealand will now have a voice when the liturgy is discussed in Rome. Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, has been appointed to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. The congregation deals with liturgical questions and the celebration of the sacraments. Dew is one of 27 new appointees named by the Read more

Huge gap separates Pope Francis from liturgical tradionalists Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

From the moment Pope Francis was elected on March 13, 2013 it was clear that a huge gap separated him from the so-called Catholic traditionalists – on liturgy, ecclesiology, ecumenism, moral theology and the Church’s social doctrine. Despite their constant attacks against him, the pope showed a remarkable restraint towards the traditionalists – and not Read more

Pope tells liturgy chief what is and isn’t the norm at Mass Comments 4

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Pope Francis has expressly told the Vatican’s liturgy chief that the extraordinary form of the Mass should not be the norm. Francis met with Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, on July 10. This followed comments by the cardinal at a liturgy conference in London last week. Cardinal Sarah invited Read more

Next stop for NZ Youth Choir: Notre-Dame Cathedral Comments 0

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The New Zealand Youth Choir which sang at Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral last Sunday will soon be singing at a high mass in Paris’s famous Notre-Dame Cathedral. The Mass they will sing is one specially composed for them by New Zealander Andrew Baldwin. Notre-Dame de Paris is an historic Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of Read more

Catholic-Orthodox couple set out liturgy concerns Comments 1

Friday, February 26th, 2016

A married couple from Australia have set out points of concern about the liturgies in their respective Catholic and Greek Orthodox traditions. Writing in Italy’s L’Espresso, Aniello Iannuzzi (Catholic) and Paraskevi Tsironis (Orthodox) say it is impossible for them to receive communion together. “With many families like our own, we cannot wait for unification,” the Read more

Worship prefect slams extravagant offertories Comments 0

Friday, February 5th, 2016

The Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship has criticised “long and loud” offertory processions in some countries. Writing in L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Robert Sarah took aim at offertory processions in some African countries that include “endless dances”. “One has the impression of being present at a folklore exhibition,” the cardinal wrote. Cardinal Sarah comes Read more