Category Archives: Liturgy

If it’s Holy Thursday, it Must Be Time to Discuss Foot Washing

If it’s Holy Thursday, and it’s St Blog’s Parish, then it’s time to bring up the foot washing foofaraw. I know Pope Francis modified the rubrics in 2016, and that the USCCB has officially updated them and followed suit, and that … Continue reading

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Whenever I See Communion Line Blessings…

…this goes through my mind. Communion line blessings are a liturgical innovation that needs to stop. There’s no ancient tradition supporting it, and no need for it other than to make people feel included. I get it – most people don’t like … Continue reading

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When Someone Tries to Hold My Hand During the Our Father…

(Well, not really, but it can sure be tempting.) Return to The Catholic Conspiracy

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NCReporter: Ad Orientem Makes Mass Into a Show

Once again, Maureen Fiedler at the National Catholic Reporter flies off the edge, this time over the recommendation made by Cardinal Sarah last week, that priests and bishops consider celebrating Mass ad orientem throughout this upcoming Advent. We Are a Community, Not an Audience: I … Continue reading

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