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  • Francis orders change to Foot Washing Rite on Holy Thursday to include females

    01/21/2016 11:06:50 AM PST · by paladinan · 19 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | January 21, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Today brought the news that the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (CDW) was ordered by Pope Francis to issue a document that allows for the washing of the feet of females on Holy Thursday in the optional foot washing rite during the Mass of the Last Supper in the Ordinary Form. [...] In Card. Sarah’s Decree we read that “it seemed good to the Supreme Pontiff Francis to change the norm”. Thus, now: Missalis Romani (p. 300 n. 11) legitur: «Viri selecti deducuntur a ministris…», quae idcirco sequenti modo mutari debet: «Qui selecti sunt ex populo...
  • On the Holy Thursday foot washing: It didnt exclude women until 1955

    04/17/2014 4:14:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Deacon's Bench ^ | April 17, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Some interesting history on this controversial rite, from David Gibson at Religion News Service, via NCR: Accounts of Christian foot-washing rituals go back as far as the sixth century. As Peter Jeffrey writes in his 1985 book, A New Commandment: Toward a Renewed Rite for the Washing of Feet, there were generally two forms: the “Mandatum Pauperam,” or washing of the feet of poor people, and the “Mandatum Fratrum,” the washing of the feet of “the brothers.”Neither were part of the Holy Thursday liturgy, and popes and clerics routinely washed the feet of poor people as a sign of service...
  • Pelosi Helps Wash Immigrants' Feet: Says Passing Amnesty Will Reduce Deficit By $1Trillion

    04/19/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT · by lbryce · 53 replies
    SFGAte.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title:Pelosi Assists in Holy Week Foot-Washing Ritual To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader's ceremony coincides with Pope Francis' similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy...
  • Nancy Pelosi Uses Holy Thursday Foot Washing Service to Raise Immigration Issue

    04/18/2014 12:22:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 04/18/2014 | BY JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    Pope Francis inspired Catholics across the world last year when he visited a juvenile detention center in Rometo celebrate Holy Thursday, and tenderly washed the feel of a young Muslim woman. This year, he washed the feetdisabled people in a ceremony that recallsJesus' humble service and challenging message to the apostles--the "Servant of the servants" takes thepath of radical sel-sacrifice that leads to the Cross. Last night, a Rome'sDon Gnocchi facility, whichprovides servicesfor the elderly and disabled, Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of the Lord's Supper, and his homilyrecalled Jesus' striking actions: He did it this way out of love....
  • Pelosi assists in Holy Week ....foot-washing......ritual

    04/18/2014 7:50:11 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 104 replies
    S.F. Gate ^ | April 18 2014 | Not Attributed
    To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship."
  • Pope breaks rules as he washes feet of disabled people in pre-Easter ritual

    04/18/2014 6:15:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 18, 2014 | CBSNews.com
    ROME - Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday - women and non-Catholics among them - in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave."
  • Pope Francis to visit Brazil in July for youth festival

    03/24/2013 2:23:51 PM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 March 2013 Last updated at 06:47 ET
    Pope Francis, the Catholic Church's first Latin American leader, has announced in his Palm Sunday homily he will visit Brazil in July. He will attend a Catholic youth gathering in Rio de Janeiro, saying Mass on Copacabana beach and praying at the Christ the Redeemer statue. The Pope spoke in St Peter's Square as Holy Week, the most important period in the Christian calendar, began. Thousands of people waved olive branches and palm fronds in the crowd. snip 'See you in Rio' The Catholic youth festival is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims from around the world....
  • Holy Thursday: 'Love is a Verb'

    03/20/2008 2:31:11 PM PDT · by tcg · 4 replies · 148+ views
    Catholic online ^ | 3/20/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    The washing of feet is a symbolic action which expresses living a Eucharistic Life, a life of self emptying love in imitation of the Lord who emptied Himself for us. It is an invitation to become a man or woman poured out for others.
  • School's Response: Idea behind foot-washing facility is to promote safety

    04/18/2007 12:38:38 PM PDT · by mikethevike · 35 replies · 1,378+ views
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune (a.k.a. the Red Star) ^ | April 18, 2007 | Phillip L. Davis, President MCTC
    The April 12 column by Katherine Kersten inaccurately characterized our plans to accommodate student foot-washing needs at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC). I am writing to set the record straight.
  • The Footwashing Ritual and the Sacrament of Holy Orders: A New Look at John 13

    03/24/2007 6:11:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 416+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 24, 2007 | Jacob Michael
    The thirteenth chapter of St. John's Gospel relates the story of the Last Supper in the Upper Room. However, where the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) take this opportunity to record the details of the Supper itself, along with the Words of Institution and the offering of Jesus Christ under the species of bread and wine, the Fourth Gospel does not record these events. Instead, St. John records the story of Jesus washing the feet of His disciples. What did St. John see in this event that was so important that he felt it necessary to record these actions...
  • Paths to Rome: Washing of Feet on Holy Thursday

    03/28/2006 9:16:55 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 599+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 1997 | Father Jerry Pokorsky
    Paths to Rome: Washing of Feet on Holy Thursday"For I have given you an example, that you also should do"On Holy Thursday, in parishes throughout the United States, twelve men and women will assemble in the sanctuaries during the Mass of the Lord's Supper to have their feet ritually washed by a priest. Although many Catholics -- both men and women -- are disburbed by the practice of washing women's feet, probably most barely take notice. Almost no one will be aware that, despite documents approving the practice from the Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy (BCL), there is no clear...
  • (NC) Bishop: Foot-washing for men only

    03/31/2006 5:48:41 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies · 808+ views
    Charlotte ^ | March 31, 2006 | KEN GARFIELD
    The head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte is reminding priests that only men's feet are to be washed at Holy Thursday services, a move creating a buzz among many N.C. Catholics this Lenten season."I have vowed respect and obedience to my bishop. With sadness, I will obey Bishop (Peter) Jugis, with apologies to the women of St. Ann's parish," the Rev. Conrad Hoover of St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte said Thursday."I think it's ridiculous," said Jenifer Register, a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Charlotte, who describes herself as "fired up" over the issue. "I feel...
  • Boston Archbishop excludes women from Catholic foot-washing ritual

    04/10/2004 8:49:39 AM PDT · by narses · 21 replies · 138+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | Sat, Apr. 10, 2004
    BOSTON - Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley declined to wash the feet of women during a Holy Week ritual that symbolizes Jesus' washing the feet of his disciples. O'Malley, heeding instructions from the Vatican on the subject, washed the feet of 12 men - representing Jesus' 12 male disciples - as he celebrated Holy Thursday Mass. The practice of including women in the foot-washing ritual is controversial among some clergy. Traditionalists oppose inclusion of women in the ritual, but others see it as an outdated rule that can alienate women from the church. In Atlanta, about 100 men and women gathered...
  • WDTPRS - translation point regarding the optional rite of washing feet & Laetare Sunday

    03/07/2005 9:57:31 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 735+ views
    wdtprs ^ | March 7, 2005 | Fr. John T. Zuhlsdorf
    I want to get to something before Holy Week arrives. Many have asked WDTPRS and the ASK FATHER Question Box (askfather.net) about a translation point regarding the optional rite of washing feet (the Mandatum or Command whence the word Maundy) on Holy Thursday. In many places women are invited to have their feet washed. This is against the Churchs laws based on Scripture (cf. Matthew 20:28). Two main excuses are offered in defense of the abuse. The first excuse concerns a false sense of service and charity: hospitality suggests women must be included. In the USA some might obtusely...