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Thoughts on the Sign of Peace and the Sacrifice (and Supper) of the Mass

When I was in college, I often went to daily mass — it was easy, because the chapel faced the quad where many of my classes were. There were usually 5-10 of us there, including both chaplains. In those days, … Continue reading

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Chalices, Queer Theory, and More: So Much Internet

John Corvino argues that a little knowledge of queer theory is a dangerous thing, in Thinking Straight? Where Social Conservatives Go Wrong on Sexuality. His essay includes nice clear discussions of how sexuality can be socially constructed without, therefore, being … Continue reading

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Triduum Moments

A few high points from our Triduum services this year: – I got to hear Eucharistic Prayer 1 for the first time in the new translation! (Well, half of it: the other half was in Spanish.) I liked it; it … Continue reading

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Lamb of God

NCR reports that the previously-granted permission for a common adaptation of the text of the fraction rite has now been withdrawn. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us. It has been common … Continue reading

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Six Eight Months Later*

(*I meant to write this after six months, but life’s been busy!) Well, it’s been six eight months now since we bade farewell to the ICEL translation of the Roman Missal and started using the new, so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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A Very High Christology Nativity

I came across Katrina Fernandez’ column panning this piece of art, titled Haute Sphere, installed at the Cathedral in Los Angeles this month. She identifies it as a Nativity scene, and concludes it is profoundly inadequate. I clicked through to … Continue reading

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And Also with Oops.

That was pretty much my experience with the “Lord be with you” dialogues at Mass tonight. I got the first one right, because I was thinking about it. But the others — and by the way, I never noticed how … Continue reading

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Missa Est

Gracious God, we thank you for the gift of the 1970 ICEL missal, which we now put to rest at the direction of the bishop of Rome. In its words, for the first time in centuries, generations of English-speaking Catholics … Continue reading

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Incoming Missal

As all English-speaking Catholics no doubt know by now, the new translation of the missal is coming soon. Most if not all dioceses in the US will begin using the new translation in Advent, at the start of the new … Continue reading

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