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  • Liturgical federation proposes temporary ban on Communion on the tongue

    05/08/2020 9:22:24 PM PDT · by one guy in new jersey · 7 replies
    National Catholic Reporter (NCR) Online ^ | May 5, 2020 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Days after the U.S. bishops' conference forwarded a set of suggestions for how Catholic prelates might restart the public celebration of the Mass during the coronavirus pandemic, the national organization of diocesan liturgical officials has published its own separate set of recommendations. The guidelines from the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions differ from those offered by the bishops on one major point: whether Catholics should be allowed to receive Communion on the tongue. Where the bishops' guidelines, prepared by the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, say it is possible to offer Communion on the tongue...
  • US bishops' guidelines for reopening Mass: groups of 10, sanitizer during Communion

    05/08/2020 8:46:47 PM PDT · by one guy in new jersey · 10 replies ^ | May 4, 2020 | Joshua J. McElwee
    The U.S. bishops' conference has forwarded a set of recommendations to Catholic prelates across the country, proposing various paths forward for how they might restart the public celebration of the Mass in their dioceses despite the continued fear of the spread of the coronavirus. In an April 30 memorandum obtained by NCR, Archbishop Leonard Blair, head of the bishops' Committee on Divine Worship, suggests the prelates consider a series of guidelines prepared by the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington. Taking their cue from the Trump administration's "Opening Up America Again" plan, which says the country...
  • The History of Communion in the Hand

    12/08/2016 3:48:32 AM PST · by JosephJames · 32 replies
    SpiritualFood Blogspot ^ | September 7, 2016 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    (Note: When I paste this document into FreeRepublic, it seems that most of the special formatting is lost, such as bold, italics, underlined words and embedded links. To read the document with the formatting and embedded links go to the link of the document. It is interesting that when I past in the comments, the embedded links remain.) - - - The first two (printed) pages of the following was a letter to my parishioners of Antria, and a copy to Don Idilio: - - - Antria (Magione – PG), Date: December 2016 Dear brothers and sisters, After spending more...
  • Men and the Liturgy – Thoughts on a Recent Survey

    08/19/2015 6:33:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-18-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Men and the Liturgy – Thoughts on a Recent Survey Msgr. Charles Pope • August 18, 2015 • A recent study of more than 1400 Catholic men from over 1000 parishes indicates a substantial disconnect from the Church and a dissatisfaction with what the Church offers and how she ministers to men. The survey was conducted in the fall of 2014 and an analysis of the results was published by Matthew James Christoff, Director of The New Emangelization Project (Helping Priests Become More Effective in Evangelizing Men).It is clear that “men” are not monolithic; they have a range of views...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] The Mass in Slow Motion – The Altar is Reverenced

    08/20/2010 5:57:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/23/2009 | Msgr Charles Pope
                            As the Entrance procession draws to its close something rather unusual happens! Upon entering the sanctuary, (the part of the Church where the Altar and Tabernacle are located) the priest and deacon enter the sanctuary and kiss the altar as a sign of reverence and veneration. Many of us who go to Mass all the time may hardly notice this gesture. But to someone observing Mass for the first time this gesture may seem quite unusual and raise questions. Why kiss an altar? Where did this gesture come from and what does it mean? The significance of this kiss...
  • Have we lost reverence in Church these Days? How can we recover it?

    07/18/2013 3:18:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 7/17/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the first reading this morning at Mass there was the familiar story of Moses’ encounter with God at the burning bush on Mount Horeb. Approaching the Theophany, and thus the presence of God Moses received the following instruction: Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground. I am the God of your father,” he continued, “the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob. (Ex 3:4-5)  And here we see an ancient form of reverence. It is interesting that, to my knowledge, Jews no longer use this sign of...
  • Fear God

    03/04/2011 6:06:56 AM PST · by Christian-59 · 3 replies
    The written Word of God ^ | February 27, 2011 | Bobby Stafford
    Read Matthew 10:28. What does fearing God really mean? It is defined this way in Psalms 119:120, “My flesh trembles for fear of you. I am afraid of your judgments.” Moses warned the Israelites about what would happen if they stopped fearing God. Deuteronomy 6:10-15 So fear includes both a deep reverence and respect as well as being afraid and frightened at times.
  • [CATHOLIC / ORTHODOX CAUCUS] Restoring Greater Reverence to Sick Calls

    08/04/2010 2:52:01 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/3/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    In my Parish I work with the men of the Holy Name Society and also the women of the Sodality to ensure that the numerous sick in our parish are visited regularly. I try to visit the sick at least quarterly on a rolling basis to ensure they have had confession and anointing of the Sick. But, since I am without an assistant priest, as a general rule, I depend on them to bring communion regularly.We met as a group this past week and had an interesting discussion about a concern that a number of them expressed, that of reverence....
  • Obama's Grandmother Has Died

    11/03/2008 1:40:25 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 208 replies · 13,897+ views
    Just reported.
  • Bishop says Catholics should kneel, receive communion on tongue

    01/08/2008 1:33:05 PM PST · by NYer · 88 replies · 435+ views
    CNS ^ | January 8, 2008 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The reverence and awe of Catholics who truly believe they are receiving Jesus in the Eucharist should lead them to kneel and receive Communion on their tongues, said a bishop writing in the Vatican newspaper. "If some nonbeliever arrived and observed such an act of adoration perhaps he, too, would 'fall down and worship God, declaring, God is really in your midst,'" wrote Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Karaganda, Kazakhstan, quoting from the First Letter to the Corinthians. In a Jan. 8 article labeled a "historical-liturgical note," Bishop Schneider reviewed the writings of early church theologians...
  • Loss of reverence at the Novus Ordo

    08/29/2007 8:35:13 AM PDT · by Cavalcabo · 33 replies · 501+ views
    Vultus Christi ^ | August 28, 2007 | Fr. Mark
    I offered the Sunday Vigil Mass in a suburban parish last Saturday in order to help out a friend and brother priest. Father is very dedicated and I have immense esteem for him. The observations that follow are no reflection on him. He inherited a difficult situation and hasn't yet completed his first year in the parish. But, like the prophet Jeremias, I am "weary with holding in." Chatter The first thing that disconcerted me was the idle chatter in church before Mass. It was like being in a theatre waiting for the lights to dim and the curtain to...
  • Memorial Day 2006 -- Taps Vigil

    05/23/2006 8:44:40 AM PDT · by gwjack · 13 replies · 512+ views
    Author | May 23, 2006 | Dale L. Jackson
    MEMORIAL DAY 2006 -- Taps Vigil Son Jarrin is a third year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He tells a lot of stories about the traditions there, but one stands out. It concerns the Taps Vigil. The Corps of cadets at West Point numbers about 4,000. They live in a military-structured environment. They wear the same uniforms. They have the same haircuts. They eat in the same mess hall at the same time, and they assemble in formation at the end of each day rain, sleet, or snow, to hear Taps. Taps is...
  • Mortuary Soldiers perform mission with respect, reverence

    04/25/2006 4:33:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 259+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Apr 24, 2006 | Master Sgt. Will Ackerman
    SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq (Army News Service, April 24, 2006) – Tucked away in an obscure building at Sather Air Base, a group of Soldiers hopes today is a slow one. Although most people like to have lots of work, these Puerto Rico Army Reserve Soldiers are content not to have business. When they are busy, it means someone has died. “When there is nothing, it’s a good thing,” said Sergeant Jose Vega, 311th Quartermaster Company Mortuary Affairs technician. “It’s better to stay that way than working.” However, when they do process human remains for the flight back to the...
  • The Way of the Cross, with Prayerful Meditations authored by Saint Francis of Assisi

    03/19/2006 5:47:22 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 4 replies · 1,621+ views
    Robert Drobot | 19 March A.D.2006 | The Most Trinity
    <p>In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.</p> <p>O most merciful Jesus, with a contrite heart and penitent spirit, I bow down in profound humility before Thy divine majesty. I adore Thee as my supreme Lord and Master; I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee above all things. I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, my Supreme and Only Good. I resolve to amend my life, and although I am unworthy to obtain mercy, yet the sight of Thy holy cross, on which Thou didst die, inspires me with hope and consolation. I will, therefore, meditate on Thy sufferings, and visit the stations of Thy Passion in company with Thy sorrowful Mother and my guardian angel, with the intention of promoting Thy honor and saving my soul.</p>
  • A lost opportunity...

    02/06/2006 5:48:03 AM PST · by pickrell · 15 replies · 711+ views
    05-February-2006 | Ron Pickrell
    It is with odd misgivings, and no small amount of fear, that some of us must step back from the wagons circled around the Danish cartoonists, and be saddened at such an opportunity wasted. To even offer an opinion now in such a high-octane environment seems risky beyond words- especially if the thoughts go against the prevailing winds. Fury extends outwards as each side of the muslim curtain sharpens their swords. And yet, something has missed consideration. The American religious base has suffered an onslaught of similar sacreligious assaults in recent years, as the curators of museums, and overseers of...
  • Reverence...

    12/03/2005 4:32:30 PM PST · by pickrell · 14 replies · 1,004+ views
    03-December-2005 | Ron Pickrell
    Visit a calibration laboratory. We measure for a living. I must tell you frankly that no device exists which can measure a soul. This much I must concede to the opposition. And yet, unlike CNN, we don't end the story, without, as Paul Harvey would quip, "..the rest of the story..." You see, we also can find no meter which indicates decency, no instrument which responds to integrity, and no apparatus to measure honor. The mainstream media would conclude, and quite obviously has concluded that, ergo sum, these things don't exist. But oddly, one of the strongest proofs of their...
  • When Lay Ministers Take Holy Communion to the Sick

    12/02/2005 9:15:56 AM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies · 1,888+ views
    Catholic ^ | 12-02-05 | P)ete Vere
    by Pete Vere, JCL Other Articles by Pete Vere, JCL When Lay Ministers Take Holy Communion to the Sick 12/02/2005 The Second Vatican Council, in its Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, speaks of the Holy Eucharist as the source and the summit of our spiritual life. This means the Holy Eucharist is the source from which all other blessings flow, as well as the summit to which all of our spiritual works are directed. In This Article...Canon Law and the Lay Minister of Holy CommunionPastoral Principles for Lay MinistersOrdinary Visits to the Sick, the Elderly, and the Infirm Canon Law and...
  • Turn Down the Static at Mass

    12/01/2005 10:07:56 AM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies · 594+ views ^ | 12-01-05 | Bishop Paul S. Loverde
    by Bishop Paul S. Loverde Other Articles by Bishop Paul S. Loverde Turn Down the Static at Mass 12/1/05 As of this past Sunday, we have embarked together on a new liturgical year. So we might ask ourselves: What goals are we setting for ourselves spiritually? What will we do differently during this liturgical year which might draw us closer in friendship to our Lord? What practices might we deepen? We need not necessarily set "new" spiritual goals for this coming year. Our goals need not be far-flung. Rather than speak of "new" goals, we might then view it as a...
  • Sign of Reverence

    06/16/2005 5:49:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 746+ views
    Catholic ^ | 06-16-05 | Grace McKinnon
    by Grace MacKinnon Other Articles by Grace MacKinnonContact this Author Sign of Reverence 06/16/05 Dear Grace, Every Sunday at Mass, I see people going up to receive Communion and I notice that many of them simply step up to the minister and put out their hand or open their mouth so casually. Aren’t we required to show some kind of reverence when we receive Communion? Yes, indeed, we are to show reverence. After all, it is not a piece of bread we are receiving! Are we not aware that it is the Body of the Lord? I can well understand your...
  • Contact your bishops immediately! Liberal Bishop to Lead USCCB Liturgy Committee

    11/16/2004 11:29:34 AM PST · by GregY · 123 replies · 1,637+ views
    The bishops have apparently now voted Bishop Trautman as head of the Bishops Committee on the Liturgy. This is horrible, horrible news for those of us who are more traditional on matters liturgical. In this America article, Bishop Trautman expresses his views about the wretched oppression Rome is visiting upon the Church with its attempts to reform the liturgy.