Posts Tagged ‘Liturgy’

Sharing chalice at Mass a minimal risk Comments 0

Monday, March 9th, 2020

The Catholic Church in New Zealand has not as yet prohibited sharing the chalice and sharing a handshake at the sign of peace at Mass. “Should there be a need for restrictions on receiving Communion or the exchange of the Sign of Peace, these will be immediately notified to parishes throughout the country,” said the Read more

Head of English language liturgy calls Amazon Synod ceremonies “pagan worship” Comments 0

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Msg Andrew Wadsworth (pictured), the executive director of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) is defending his social media posts calling liturgical events at the Amazon Synod as “scenes of pagan worship”. “I, Andrew Raymond Wadsworth, do not wish to belong to the new idolatrous Pachamama Church currently being brought into being,” Read more

Pet service blesses all creatures great and small Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The Nelson Cathedral pews made way for paws as a pet service welcomed all things bright and beautiful. Dogs dominated the furry friends at the Sunday morning service where all animals were invited, but other four-legged friends included guinea pigs and cats. The one hour of worship had a theme of animals with many hymns, Read more

What worship really is Comments 0

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

For years the church talked a lot about the holiness of God and the righteousness of God, and for years the church told us we should have the fear of God. When you walked into a church sanctuary, there was a reverent tone. But then there was a swing in the other direction. Of course, Read more

Catholic pastoral musicians gather for national conference Comments 0

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The largest gathering of Catholic Pastoral Musicians in Australia was celebrated at the Catholic Leadership Centre in Melbourne from October 1-3. Expert presenters offered keynotes, workshops, showcases, and over 45 dynamic breakout sessions to over 330 participants from all over Australia and New Zealand, covering a wide range of topics and musical genres. Read more Read more

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
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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
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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