Tag Archives: Liturgy

Another Cheap Shot

John Bruce keeps churning them out. They all add up to the same thing: Continuing Anglicanism and the Ordinariates are trash and you have to be a “proper Catholic” (whatever that means nowadays). I usually don’t bother, even though my … Continue reading

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Missal Stands

I have just made an improved missal stand for my travelling chapel, because before it was resting on two triangular feet which got in the way of things like the corporal on a very restricted space. I adopted the column … Continue reading

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Liturgical Minimalism

John Beeler (who regularly writes on Facebook but rarely in his blog) wrote an interesting entry on Facebook about “no-frills Catholicism” showing an Ordinariate Mass in a rather kitschy modern church. This is apparently somewhere in the USA. One comment … Continue reading

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Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate

It is the famous quote of Dante, most frequently translated as Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. It is a quotation I often remember when walking up some streets in London with the dark glass and steel office buildings … Continue reading

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New Academic Work on Sarum

My attention has been drawn to a Master’s thesis by James R. Joseph, M.A. of the University of Dayton: Sarum Use And Disuse: A Study In Social And Liturgical History. This thesis seems to be particularly of interest to those … Continue reading

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Flattering…

This just came in from my editor, Dom Alcuin Reid. I will give a couple of comments after this review by the Jesuit priest Fr Baldovin. * * * T&T Clark Companion to Liturgy. Edited by Alcuin Reid. New York, … Continue reading

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Superfluity of naughtiness

– “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls” (James 1. xxi – Epistle for the fourth Sunday after Easter). It always brings a smile … Continue reading

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