Posts Tagged ‘Liturgy’

Benediction without Frankincense? Comments 0

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Frankincense may not be around much longer. The population of trees that produce it are on the brink of collapse. “The first time I said something about frankincense being under threat, there was panic,” said Frans Bongers, an ecologist at Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands who led the study. “I got a lot Read more

Liturgy is not ‘styles, recipes, trends,’ says pope Comments 0

Monday, February 18th, 2019

The Pope says the liturgy is not about a ‘past that no longer exists’ or a ‘presumed future’ Nor can it be reduced to a matter of taste, becoming the subject of ideological polarisation, because it is a primary way Catholics encounter the Lord. Read more Related Posts:Cardinal Sarah: Receiving Communion in the hand part…Exorcism Read more

Is God male? Changes afoot in Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer Comments 0

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
god male

The terms for God, in the poetic language of the prayers written for centuries, have almost always been male: Father. King. Lord. And in the Episcopal Church, the language of prayer matters. The Book of Common Prayer, the text used in every Episcopal congregation, is cherished as a core element of Episcopal identity. This week, Read more

Musician Fr Chris Skinner tours Dunedin diocese Comments 0

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
chris skinner

At the beginning of July, well-known musician Fr Chris Skinner completed a tour of the Dunedin diocese using his music to teach people about the liturgy. The tour began on Monday 2 July in Queenstown. Children from St Joseph’s School Queenstown sang, listened and learned the actions for Chris’ music. His sense of fun and real Read more

Drone flies host into church on Easter Sunday Comments 0

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

A monstrance, containing the Host was flown in by a drone at the Easter Mass the in the São Geraldo Magela parish in the Archdiocese of Sorocaba in Brazil. After well-known  Blogger, Fr Z posted the video on his website the parish’s Facebook page has been visited almost 800,000 times and has been inundated with comments denouncing its use Read more

Cardinal Sarah: A pink slip for a red hat Comments 0

Monday, March 19th, 2018
Cardinal Sarah

Especially during the tourist season, the church at which I exercise my liturgical ministry receives a large number of visitors. A surprising number of them, usually women, make it a point to tell me with an air of disapproval for what we have on offer that in their home country they only go to Latin Read more

Advent forms us in the art of desiring God Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Timothy O’Malley, director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Liturgy and author of the recently released book Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life, believes good liturgy is the key to new evangelization. In an interview with Crux, O’Malley offers his take on how Catholics should seize the many opportunities for the renewal Read more

Do you know the history of the Advent Wreath? Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

We can trace the origins of the Advent wreath back to pagan tradition. Pre-Christian Germanic people lit candles and placed them in wreaths during the darkest days of winter as a sign of hope for the light that would come with Springtime. Read more Related Posts:Avoid Christmas decorations, carols in AdventAn Advent devotional worth checking Read more

Depends on meaning Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

When we were young, no one in our house was allowed to swear. Except Dad, of course. But his oaths were limited to “Damn” and “Hell.” We thought these words very daring and wondered if they were okay with God. On the other hand, Dad could yell at us, “I’ll thrash ye tae an inch Read more

Bishop Drennan, ‘thumbs up’. Two ‘thumbs up’ to Bishop Campbell Comments 3

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
power of love

Jogging our memories, I’m sure we can recall the liturgical branding for the new translation of the Mass. “New words, deeper meaning, same Mass.” Initially prepared to go with the flow, after a little while I found the cognitive dissonance became too apparent. What we got were old words with foreign meanings and a Mass Read more