Tag Archives: Sacred Liturgy

The Heavenly Elements of the Liturgy

By: Msgr. Charles Pope In November, Catholics are encouraged to meditate on the “Last Things.” As you know, I write quite often on Hell. But I have written on Heaven, too. In this post I propose simply to set forth how much … Continue reading

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A perspective on Franciscan humility in the liturgy

English Catholic recently posted this brilliant short piece on his blog: I am so fortunate to live in Hong Kong to be able to worship at a church where they have an unusually humble and inclusive form of liturgy at Mass.  There has … Continue reading

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What happened?

Video transcript: Since this is the 50th year anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council, we thought it might be helpful to review some misconceptions that have arisen as a result of people ascribing to Vatican II things … Continue reading

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Five errors at Mass

It’s just as well that Jeffrey Tucker from Chant Café introduces his five worst post V2 ‘wreckovations’ of the Mass with an upbeat message. May it bring hope to those who patiently endure the abuses he describes and worse: We … Continue reading

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Pope’s ‘reform of the reform’ in liturgy to continue

Cardinal Koch (CNS/Paul Haring) By John Thavis Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI’s easing of restrictions on use of the 1962 Roman Missal, known as the Tridentine rite, is just the first step in a “reform … Continue reading

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“Verbum Domini” – selected quotes

Benedict XVI’s Letter on 2008 Word of God Synod Here is a selection of quotes from Benedict XVI’s postsynodal apostolic exhortation “Verbum Domini,”(Zenit.org) which was presented on November 11 in the Vatican. The document, which is dated Sept. 30, draws … Continue reading

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