Pope Francis: Installation Liturgy like None We’ve Seen! – MORE! UPDATED!

Details are emerging of what to expect at tomorrow's papal installation. I don't have a link, yet, but here is what I'm seeing on Twitter, via Commonweal's Grant Gallicho: 1) Rather than readings specific to a papal installation, the readings for the Solemnity of St. Joseph (which is tomorrow) will be used. That would be 2 Samuel 7:4-5a,12-14a,16, (the prophecy of Christ from the royal house of David) then Romans 4:13,16-18,22 ("Fatherhood of Abraham and righteousness of faith over law") … [Read more...]

When Mass Rubs the Nerves Raw

CathPT_PosebyPose_1

My First Things piece this week confesses that I sometimes seek out a music-less mass at an early hour, just to escape the rambunctious irreverence that sometimes makes Sunday mass an opportunity to practice the virtue of patience...and endurance: Perhaps it is different where you worship, but in my parish—and I would count mine as one of the “quieter” and “more reverent” in our area—that sort of preparation is nearly impossible. The choir and musicians are noisily setting up, … [Read more...]

Reactions Found in Translation – UPDATED

pamphlet

So, the new English translation of the mass was introduced yesterday for, as the saying goes, better or worse. How did it go for you? As I suspected would be the case the ordinary folks in the pews saw all of this as much less dramatic and onerous than some seemed to want it to be; despite the hand-wringing and drama queening from some quarters (why assume that people are incapable of adapting and re-learning? We do it all the time!) it all went pretty smoothly at my parish, and everyone … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X