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Saying thanks to those who share their talents in the Mass

*subhead*For Maralyn.*subhead* The piano player at my parish died last week. Her name was Maralyn. We barely knew each other. I didn’t even know her last name. But I will miss Maralyn every Sunday, probably until the day I die…. Continue Reading →

CMR Agrees With Nat’l Catholic Reporter!!!

A National Catholic Reporter editorial bemoaned the new translation of the liturgy, saying it makes them feel sad. And CMR is all like boo-freakin’ hoo. But there was one paragraph where we couldn’t help but agree with the editorial. Wholeheartedly…. Continue Reading →

I Know What You Did Last Sunday

The threat was out there. Actually it wasn’t a threat, it was a warning. Archbishop Allen Vigneron warned Father Wurm not to preside at the liturgy organized by the progressive American Catholic Council this past weekend. Father Robert Wurm seemed,… Continue Reading →

Pope Says Watch Out for Secularism in the Liturgy

Zenit has a short piece today on the Pope’s latest deep insight into the liturgy, and I think its particularly useful for our day. About a year ago I visited a local parish and had the overwhelming sense that many… Continue Reading →

The Big Green Monster

It’s big, it’s green, and it’s bad. No, not the Hulk but jealousy. Envy. St. Thomas Aquinas said of Envy: “Envy according to the aspect of its object is contrary to charity, whence the soul derives its spiritual life… Charity… Continue Reading →

Shameless Plug: The Liturgical Institute in Mundelein

As one of the less visible contributors to Creative Minority Report, I have tended to stay out of the spotlight. But it seems to me time to do a little shameless plug on behalf of the Liturgical Institute at the… Continue Reading →

Martial Law!

Ladies and gentlemen, I submit to you the blogger that goes by the name Red Cardigan is a genius. A genius I tell you! Red has formulated a plan that is clearly inspired by the Holy Ghost in that no… Continue Reading →

The Last Place On Earth

I can guarantee that the last place on earth that you will find me August 5-8 at this … this… horror show. I can say with all sincerity that I would rather pull my toe nails out while listening to… Continue Reading →

Marketing The “New” New Mass!

When I heard the report at the end of last week that Pope Benedict has asked the Congregation for Divine Worship to study some potential changes to the liturgy, I got very excited. Think about all the possibilities! Think about… Continue Reading →

10 Year Olds Knew it in 1948

A good friend recently pointed out a web site which has scans of Catholic comic books from the 1940s through the 1960s. On the one hand, they are fun and a great snapshot into mid twentieth- century Catholicism. On the… Continue Reading →

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