This is an index of all files in the EWTN "Liturgy" Document Library as of 10/18/2013 sorted by library and title



LIBRARY - FILENAME - TITLE
AUTHOR
DESCIPTION

1. LITURGY - SMTURNED.TXT - 'Turned-Around' Altars
Fr. Robert Skeris

Fr. Skeris discusses Fr. Klaus Gamber's book, 'The Reform of the Roman Liturgy.' SKERIS GAMBER ALTAR LITURGY SACRED MUSIC

2. Liturgy - zlitur390.htm - Brothers or Sisters
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In the Confiteor, "brothers" alone may be used in a male community, but "sisters" alone in a female community would be out of place, since at least one brother is present, the celebrating priest. MASS GENERAL CONFESSION ABSOLUTION

3. Liturgy - zlitur391.htm - Cup Instead of Chalice
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The word "cup" was retained in the memorial acclamation, rather than "chalice," probably to conform to the common translation of 1 Corinthians 11:23-28, echoed in the acclamation. EUCHARIST POTERION MYSTERY OF FAITH

4. Liturgy - zlitur460.htm - Mystery of Faith Responses
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There is no official preference, seasonal or otherwise, between responses to the "Mystery of Faith" acclamation after the consecration at Mass. EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

5. Liturgy - ZREDSAC.HTM - Redemptionis Sacramentum's Attempt to Clear the Air on Liturgy
Father Edward McNamara

In an interview with ZENIT, Father Edward McNamara, a professor at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, gives an overview of the recent liturgical instruction from the Congregation for Divine Worship. BISHOPS EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES ECUMENISM ECUMENICAL DIALOGUE CLERICALIZATION LAITY ALTAR BOYS SERVERS LATIN

6. Liturgy - zsaccaritbeauty.htm - Sacramentum Caritatis and Liturgical Beauty
Father Edward McNamara

The true beauty of the liturgy comes about when the priest and the congregation participate in it actively and piously, says Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university in Rome. ZENIT interviewed him about Benedict XVI's postsynodal apostolic exhortation, which gathers the conclusions of the October 2005 Synod of Bishops. Here, he expounds on some of the specific observations and invitations that the Pope made in "Sacramentum Caritatis." EUCARIST MASS MUSIC HOMILIES CHURCHES LATIN

7. Liturgy - zlitur268.htm - So Very Dry Liturgy
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Liturgy, celebrated according to rubrics, can seem dry only to those who haven't been instructed in the meaning of the Mass and what actually occurs there. EUCHARIST PROTESTANT SACRIFICE

8. Liturgy - zsumpontsem.htm - Summorum Pontificum in the Seminary
ZENIT

Since Benedict XVI has said that the Mass celebrated according to the 1962 Roman Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII should be available to those who prefer it, seminarians should be taught to say it, says Cardinal Justin Rigali. To learn what some bishops are doing to implement the document in seminaries, ZENIT spoke with Cardinal Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia, about his plans to introduce seminarians at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary to the extraordinary form of the Mass. TRIDENTINE NOVUS ORDO MASS

9. Liturgy - sumpont1yr.htm - Summorum Pontificum One Year Later
ZENIT

Although Benedict XVI’s letter “Summorum Pontificum” on the traditional form of the Mass has been in effect less than a year, it has already made an impact, says an expert on liturgical translations. Father John Zuhlsdorf, a former employee of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, is a noted authority on both liturgical translations and the 1962 missal. In this ZENIT interview, conducted by Annamarie Adkins, Fr Zuhlsdorf describes the impact the Motu Proprio has had on the life of the Church. EXTRAORDINARY FORM TRIDENTINE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS IDONEUS COETUS MISSALE ROMANUM TRADITIONALISTS NOVUS ORDO ADORIENTEM

10. Liturgy - zlitur125.htm - 2 Paschal Candles; Lights On at Vigil
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Only one paschal candle may be blessed at the Easter Vigil. Lights are turned on at the Vigil after the third Lumen Christi. EXSULTET HOLY SATURDAY

11. Liturgy - zlitur156.htm - 3 Masses on Christmas
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The first evidence of priests being privileged to celebrate three Masses on Christmas is found in the 12th century. Before that the privilege was reserved to the Pope. EGERIA JERUSALEM MIDNIGHT MASS

12. Liturgy - liturgparis40.htm - 40th Anniversary: Institut Superieur de Liturgie, Paris
Cardinal Francis Arinze

Here is the Opening Address on 26 October 2006 by Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the Colloquium to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the "Institut Supérieur de Liturgie" of the "Institut Catholique de Paris". The Cardinal applauds the work of higher liturgical institutes in promoting the ars celebrandi the Mass. Liturgical abuses are generally the result of ignorance rather than bad will. HOMILY HORIZONTALISM PRIEST BISHOP LAITY

13. LITURGY - COMUNION.TXT - A Case for Communion on the Tongue
David L. Vise

This is an excellent defense of the traditional way of reaching Holy Communion. David Vise gives us the history of how the practice of Communion in the hand became the normative way of receiving Communion despite the fact that the 'Supreme Pontiff judged that the long received manner of ministering Holy Communion to the faithful should not be changed.'

14. LITURGY - COMUNION.ZIP - A Case for Communion on the Tongue
David L. Vise

This is an excellent defense of the traditional way of reaching Holy Communion. David Vise gives us the history of how the practice of Communion in the hand became the normative way of receiving Communion despite the fact that the 'Supreme Pontiff judged that the long received manner of ministering Holy Communion to the faithful should not be changed.'

15. Liturgy - zlitur340.htm - A Christmas Play After the Homily
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although there is some flexibility allowed for children's Masses, it does not extend to allowing extra-liturgical dramatizations during Mass. PARTICIPATION GESTURES MINISTRIES

16. Liturgy - zlitur227.htm - A Commentator's Role
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The role of the commentator at Mass is primarily to help the people understand unfamiliar rites. COMMENTARY GIRM POSTURES GESTURES

17. LITURGY - CREDO.TXT - A Comparison of Texts of the 'Ordo Missae Cum Populo'
CREDO CREDO

This document is a side-by-side presentation of three versions of the Order of the Mass, the Novos Ordo in Latin, the ICEL translation and the CREDO translation. This file required special processing , please read the note at the top of the document for an explanation of how to view the file in a word processor. MASS CREDO ICEL NOVOS ORDO TRANSLATION

18. LITURGY - CREDO.ZIP - A Comparison of Texts of the 'Ordo Missae Cum Populo'
CREDO CREDO

This document is a side-by-side presentation of three versions of the Order of the Mass, the Novos Ordo in Latin, the ICEL translation and the CREDO translation. This file required special processing , please read the note at the top of the document for an explanation of how to view the file in a word processor. MASS CREDO ICEL NOVOS ORDO TRANSLATION

19. LITURGY - AROSEBY.TXT - A Rose By Any Other Name
David L. Alexander

This article taken from the Arlington Catholic Herald, February 1, 1996, concerns the ordination of women to the diaconate.

20. Liturgy - zlitur184.htm - A Sacristan's Duties
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father outlines the responsibilities of a sacristan, in preparing for liturgical celebrations and providing for the upkeep of church furnishings. LINENS FLOWERS WASHINGS SACRARIUM SANCTUARY LAMP HOSTS WINE VESSELS FURNISHINGS HOLY WATER

21. Liturgy - zlitur344.htm - A Service as a Substitute for Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion may be substituted for Mass only on those conditions outlined in the Directory of Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest, issued by the Holy See in 1988. DEACON BISHOP EMERGENCY CONVENIENCE

22. Liturgy - zsilence.htm - A Silence That Contemplates and Adores
Father Mauro Gagliardi

In this article, Father Mauro Gagliardi, a consultor of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, explains the importance and meaning of the "apologetic prayers," said by the priest "in secret," during the celebration of the holy Mass. See Index Page. CONVERSION EUCHARIST REVERENCE PARTICIPATION ACTIO DEI

23. Liturgy - zlitur202.htm - Accommodating the Deaf
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father observes that insufficient provision for people with disabilities is usually due to lack of resources rather than lack of concern. RELIGIOUS PRIESTHOOD

24. Liturgy - ZLITUR41.HTM - Ad-libbing the Prayers of the Faithful
Father Edward McNamara

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of common interest on liturgical norms. "Generally, and especially on a Sunday, the intentions should be prepared beforehand and approved by the pastor or celebrant." MASS EUCHARIST PRIESTHOOD

25. Liturgy - zlitur298.htm - Adapting the Mysteries of the Rosary
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Church gives wide leeway in the choice of mysteries to be celebrated in praying the Rosary, though one's choice should not conflict with a major liturgical celebration. SCRIPTURE HAIL MARY SUNDAY GLORIOUS MYSTERIES

26. Liturgy - zlitur258.htm - Adding Names in Eucharistic Prayers
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Names may not be inserted in Eucharistic Prayers I, II, or IV, but only in III, or in one of the Eucharistic Prayers for various needs. ROMAN CANON

27. Liturgy - zlitur141.htm - Adding St. Joseph to the Eucharistic Prayer
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Holy See may one day direct that St. Joseph be named in all Eucharistic Prayers, but until that day, unauthorized insertion of his name is not the way to honor the Patron of the Universal Church. RELIGIOUS ECCLESIOLOGY CANON

28. Liturgy - ADDAIMAR.HTM - Admission to the Eucharist in Situations of Pastoral Necessity
LOR

An article in agreement with the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith and the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, explaining and elaborating a document entitled "Guidelines for Admission to the Eucharist between the Assyrian Church of the East and the Chaldean Church" issued 29 July 2001 by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. ECUMEN LITURG ANAPHORA NESTOR INSTITUTION ADDAI MARI FLORENCE PENANCE ANOINTING

29. Liturgy - zlitur393.htm - Adoration and Mass
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While it is true that "the highest act of adoration is the Mass itself," so that the Blessed Sacrament may not be exposed during Mass, there is no reason why the Sacrament may not be exposed for adoration after Mass. EXPOSITION BENEDICTION MONSTRANCE

30. Liturgy - zlitur300.htm - Adoration Without Exposition
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, both in the tabernacle and in exposition, is encouraged by the Magisterium. EUCHARIST BENEDICTION CIBORIUM MONSTRANCE EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION

31. Liturgy - zlitur109.htm - Advent Prayer and the Incarnation
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Advent prayers referring to Christmas as a celebration of the Incarnation should not be taken as strict biological or chronological statements, prejudicial to Christ's Incarnation beginning at the Annunciation. ABORTION MOZARABIC AMBROSIAN RITES

32. Liturgy - zlitur433.htm - Advent Wreaths and Penitential Rites
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father discourages lighting the Advent wreath during the penitential rite, but makes other suggestions of how it may be lighted. MASS CANDLES

33. Liturgy - zlitur302.htm - After a Church Is Attacked
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. After a church has been desecrated, worship may not be conducted there until a rite of reparation has been celebrated. DESECRATION MURDER RECONSECRATION SCANDAL CEREMONIAL OF BISHOPS

34. Liturgy - zlitur171.htm - Agnus Dei, Beyond the Norms
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Agnus Dei is intended to be sung or said during the rite of fraction, but the same melody may be used with added invocations during Communion. MASS EUCHARIST

35. Liturgy - ZLITUR64.HTM - Albs, Stoles and Chasubles
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the norm is for a priest to wear the stole hanging down, he may wear it crossed if covered by a planeta (chasuble). A priest may not celebrate Mass without being vested in alb, stole, and chasuble. EUCHARIST VESTMENTS

36. Liturgy - zlitur324.htm - All About Indults
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In response to a question about indults, Father informs us that they are (often temporary) exceptions to Church laws, granted in view of special circumstances. CANON LAW PRIVILEGES

37. LITURGY - 01346A.TXT - Altar (in Liturgy)
Catholic Encyclopedia

In the New Law the altar is the table on which the Eucharistic Sacrifice is offered. Mass may sometimes be celebrated outside a sacred place, but never without an altar, or at least an altar-stone.

38. LITURGY - 01349D.TXT - Altar Breads
Catholic Encyclopedia

Bread is one of the two elements absolutely necessary for the sacrifice of the Eucharist. Explains what is necessary for valid consecration.

39. Liturgy - zlitur188.htm - Altar Cloths
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite specifies three altar cloths, the ordinary form requires only one. Symbolical interpretations of the number of cloths are not uniform. MENSA LITURGICAL COLORS ANTEPENDIUM

40. LITURGY - ALTBYHOM.TXT - Altar Girls?
Rev. Peter R. Pilsner

Fr. Pilsner's sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 24, 1994. Fr. speaks on the permission by the Vatican allowing girls to serve at the altar. ALTAR GIRLS BOYS PILSNER MASS

41. LITURGY - 01355B.TXT - Altar of Our Lady
Catholic Encyclopedia

Altar dedicated to the Mother of God usually placed in the most prominent position in the church, i.e. at the right (gospel) side of the main altar. In general it signifies any altar of which the Blessed Virgin is the titular.

42. Liturgy - ZLITUR73.HTM - Altar of Repose
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The place of repose, after Mass of the Lord's Supper, "should be as beautiful as possible and should be sufficiently prominent so as to allow for adoration..." HOLY THURSDAY MAUNDY TRIDUUM TABERNACLE BLESSED SACRAMENT

43. LITURGY - 01357E.TXT - Altar Vessels
Catholic Encyclopedia

The different vessels used during the Mass: the chalice, the paten, the ciborium, the Ostensorium, the lunula, etc.

44. LITURGY - 01358A.TXT - Altar Wine
Catholic Encyclopedia

Wine is one of the two elements absolutely necessary for the sacrifice of the Eucharist. For valid and licit consecration the pure juice of the grape naturally and properly fermented, is to be used.

45. LITURGY - 01359A.TXT - Altarage
Catholic Encyclopedia

Honorarium or stipend.

46. LITURGY - 01359B.TXT - Altars (in the Greek Churches)
Catholic Encyclopedia

The word altar (sometimes spelled oltar) is used in the Old Slavonic and Russian languages to denote the entire space surrounding what we know as the altar, which is included behind the iconostasis, and is the equivalent of the Greek word bema.

47. Liturgy - zlitur257.htm - Alternative English Texts for Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Different forms of the same Mass prayers are accounted for by the fact that there are currently more than one English translation of the Roman Missal in use throughout the world. ICEL BISHOPS LATIN

48. Liturgy - zlitur114.htm - An Alb Alone; Delayed Penance
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Apart from a special dispensation, a single celebrant or principle celebrant at Mass must wear a chasuble. Acceptance of a penance is necessary for validity of the sacrament; delay in performing it does not, though may be sinful if due to neglect. PENANCE RECONCILIATION VESTMENTS

49. Liturgy - ZLITUR37.HTM - And Also With You
Fr Edward McNamara

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers common questions on liturgical norms. At the words, "And also with you," it is not appropriate for members of the congregation to extend their arms, in imitation of the priest. EUCHARIST MASS

50. Liturgy - zlitur330.htm - And With Your Spirit
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The new translation of Et cum spiritu tuo, as "And with your spirit," refers to the presence of the Holy Spirit with the celebrant at Mass, to enable him to preside at the Sacrifice. DOMINUS VOBISCUM CHRYSOSTOM JUNGMANN

51. Liturgy - zlitur153.htm - Angelus Right After Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Angelus may follow Mass as may other private or community devotions. EUCHARIST

52. Liturgy - zlitur334.htm - Anointing for Mental Disorders
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. According to Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum, 53, "Those who are judged to have a serious mental illness and who would be strengthened by the sacrament may be anointed." ANOINTING OF THE SICK EXTREME UNCTION ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ANXIETY

53. Liturgy - zlitur136.htm - Anointing of the Sick
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick should not be administered indiscriminately, but is "ordered toward the gravely ill from a physical condition." EXTREME UNCTION

54. Liturgy - ZLITUR28.HTM - Anonymity in the Confessional
Fr Edward McNamara

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers common questions on liturgical norms. "If a penitent desires anonymity, the priest should respect this desire and in the vast majority of situations he should never have any need or right to inquire as to the identity of the penitent." CONFESSIONAL EXCOMMUNICATION CANONICAL PENALTY

55. LITURGY - CUFANS.TXT - Answers Various Questions About the Liturgy
Catholics United For the Faith

Short answers to questions asked of Catholics United for the Faith on CRNET. CHALICE CROSS CRUCIFIX COMMUNION BENZIGER FAMILY LIFE LITURGY

56. Liturgy - zlitur370.htm - Antiphons and the Graduale Romanum
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The reason that texts sometimes differ between the Roman Missal and the Roman Gradual is that the latter offers a wider choice of musical possibilities. INTROITS MASS GIRM

57. Liturgy - zlitur254.htm - Applause at Homilies
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There may be occasions, in certain cultures, when applause is not out of place during the liturgy, but in Western parishes its regular practice is not encouraged. SERMON MASS

58. Liturgy - zlitur235.htm - Appropriate Penances
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Two considerations determine a suitable penance, the nature of the sin (how grave) and the nature of the penitent (how well instructed). CONFESSION RESTITUTION SATISFACTION

59. LITURGY - BUGNIN.TXT - Archbishop Annibale Bugnini
Sacred Music

Critique of the attitudes underlying the liturgical reforms of Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, a key figure in liturgical change since Vatican II. From Sacred Music, vol 117, no. 3, Fall 1990.

60. LITURGY - ZLITURG5.HTM - Are Extraordinary Ministers the Norm?
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. The services of extraordinary ministers are supplemental, where necessary, to the services of ordinary ministers, a bishop, priest or deacon. MASS EUCHARIST ACOLYTE COMMUNION

61. Liturgy - zlitur399.htm - Ashes for Children and non-Catholics
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There is no restriction placed by liturgical books on who may receive ashes on Ash Wednesday. CHILDREN PROTESTANTS REPENTANCE PENANCE CONVERSION

62. Liturgy - zlitur158.htm - Attending Sunday Mass at Other Parishes
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The faithful should attend Mass at their own parishes, except where defects of doctrine and practice endanger the Christian's faith. SUNDAY OBLIGATION

63. Liturgy - zlitur318.htm - Babies in the Offertory Procession
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "While newborn babies are certainly a gift to be extolled, the offertory is not the appropriate moment since our attention should be drawn toward the greatest gift of all, the Eucharistic sacrifice." OFFERINGS MONEY CHARITY ADORATION

64. Liturgy - zlitur199.htm - Baby Jesus in the Crèche
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. On a public thoroughfare, it is better to place the Infant in the crèche from the beginning, but in a liturgical setting, at the Midnight Mass. CHRISTMAS

65. Liturgy - zlitur207.htm - Baptism and Presentation of Our Lord
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Baptism of the Lord precedes the feast of the Presentation, because the latter feast, following the Jewish precedent, occurs 40 days after His birth, while the Baptism is treated as a part of His manifestation, and so associated with Epiphany. CANDLES CHRISTMASTIDE

66. Liturgy - zlitur297.htm - Baptism of the Lord and Ordinary Time
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. As to whether the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord belongs to the Christmas season or Ordinary Time, it brings Christmastide to a close. LITURGICAL YEAR

67. Liturgy - zlitur311.htm - Baptismal Font Near the Altar
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. It is best that the baptismal font be placed in relation to the Eucharist, but in a distinct space, to express the "journey through waters to the altar." BAPTISM BAPTISTRY IMMERSION INFUSION

68. Liturgy - zbeautylitur.htm - Beauty and the Liturgical Rite
Father Mauro Gagliardi

Father Gagliardi, a consultor of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, explains the connection of beauty with worship, and how a utilitarian disregard for beauty hampers one's ability to pray. BALTHASAR GLORY

69. Liturgy - zbelieving.htm - Believing, and Believing In
Father Mauro Gagliardi

Father Gagliardi, a professor at Regina Apostolorum university and at the European University of Rome, distinguishes between the subjective faith by which we believe and the objective faith, which is the doctrinal content of our belief, two inseparable aspects of the same virtue of faith. FIDES QUA FIDES QUAE CATECHISM

70. Liturgy - zlitur94.htm - Bells at the Consecration
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The GIRM makes bell ringing at the consecration optional, but though it is not required, there are reasons for retaining it. EUCHARIST MASS AUDIO-VISUAL

71. Liturgy - znovtradb16.htm - Benedict XVI's Novel Traditions
ZENIT

Attentive viewers have seen a series of subtle changes in papal liturgies during the five years of Benedict XVI's pontificate. Father Mauro Gagliardi, consultor to the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, says these changes are inspired by a mix of factors — oftentimes practicality, sometimes a renewal of ancient traditions. ZENIT spoke with Father Gagliardi about some of the "new" elements introduced by the current Bishop of Rome. VESTMENTS CAMAURO PALLIUM STAFF SILENCE AD ORIENTEM VERSUS POPULUM COMMUNION

72. Liturgy - zlitur175.htm - Benediction by a Bishop
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the old rite did call for a triple sign of the cross when a Bishop gave Benediction, the present rite is unclear. MONSTRANCE BLESSED SACRAMENT

73. Liturgy - zinnovtrad.htm - Between Innovation and Tradition
ZENIT

Father Nicola Bux, an expert in Eastern liturgy and a consultor for the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, has looked at the Holy Father's efforts at reform. In this ZENIT interview, he says the Holy Father's patient reform effort is designed to renew Christian life, restoring in the liturgy a wise balance between innovation and tradition. LATIN INSTAURATIO APPLAUSE AD ORIENTEM LITURGICAL ABUSES

74. Liturgy - zlitur444.htm - Birettas and Academic Hats at Mass
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The biretta was traditionally worn "in a way analogous to the bishop's miter: when the priest was seated or preaching or processing within the church." CIVIL ROBES ZUCCHETTO PAPAL KNIGHTS GRADUATION CEREMONIES

75. Liturgy - zlitur314.htm - Bishop as a Concelebrant
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Under normal circumstances, a bishop concelebrating Mass is not to cede the role of principal celebrant to another priest. HOLY ORDERS PRESIDE

76. LITURGY - BISHPOPE.TXT - Bishops Against the Pope: The Motu Proprio 'Ecclesia Dei' and the Extension of the Indult
Neri Capponi, D.Cn.L., LL.D

The Pope's clear intent in issuing 'Ecclesia Dei' was to make the old Mass freely available to anyone who preferred it, argues this noted canonist. This article is taken from the Winter 1996 issue of 'The Latin Mass'.

77. Liturgy - zlitur450.htm - Bishops' Interpretations of Liturgical Laws
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Bishop has wide authority to make norms for his diocese in several areas of liturgy, but he should not forbid what the universal law permits, nor permit what the universal law forbids. MASS GIRM MISSAL STOLE KNEELING NOVELTY

78. Liturgy - zlitur281.htm - Blessed Sacrament Under Glass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Blessed Sacrament should be reserved in a tabernacle which is immovable, of "solid and inviolable material," not transparent, and locked. Violation of these prescripts should be reported to the Bishop. EXPOSITION ADORATION PROCESSIONS

79. Liturgy - zlitur172.htm - Blessings at First Masses
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A plenary indulgence is still granted for attendance at a priest's first Mass, but it is no longer associated with a special "Apostolic" blessing imparted by the priest. ORDINATION ENCHIRIDION OF INDULGENCES

80. Liturgy - zlitur263.htm - Blessings at Holy Communion
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although a formal decision has not yet come from the Holy See, it seems that a blessing given in place of Holy Communion is inappropriate for extraordinary ministers. LAYING ON OF HANDS DIVORCED MASS

81. Liturgy - ZLITUR81.HTM - Blessings for Non-Communicants
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There is nothing in the rubrics which permits or prevents the blessing of non-communicants. However, due reflection should be given regarding the custom's "pastoral utility." MASS EUCHARIST COMMUNION PROTESTANTS

82. Liturgy - zlitur173.htm - Blessings Without a Stole
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The stole is an "eloquent symbol of the priestly condition and ministry," but it is not necessary for the validity of sacramentals. HOLY WATER VESTMENTS

83. Liturgy - zlitur315.htm - Blue Liturgical Vestments
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Use of blue liturgical vestments is permitted in the Latin Rite to certain Marian shrines and to certain countries, esp. Spain, and countries once ruled by Spain. MASS VIRGIN MARY IMMACULATE CONCEPTION BYZANTINE

84. Liturgy - zlitur239.htm - Both Hands at Elevation of Host
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the GIRM of the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite doesn't specify, the presumption is that the priest should use both hands at the elevations of Host and Cup, as obliged in the Extraordinary Form. MASS CONSECRATION EUCHARIST

85. Liturgy - ZLITUR48.HTM - Both Species From an Extraordinary Minister
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Norms for training of extraordinary ministers are given by the diocesan bishop. An extraordinary minister may give the Precious Blood when no priest or deacon is available and Communion under both kinds is permitted. MASS EUCHARIST LITURGY

86. Liturgy - zlitur331.htm - Bowing While Kneeling
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although not prescribed, bowing while kneeling, as when the priest genuflects after elevating the Host and Cup, is not out of place. DOUBLE GENUFLECTION BOWS BLESSED SACRAMENT CHALICE ADORATION

87. Liturgy - zlitur346.htm - Bows in the Extraordinary Form
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In the Ordinary Form, Canon Law permits an infirm priest to substitute gestures (such as bows) for those (such as genuflections) that he finds difficult. This would seem to apply to the Extraordinary Form as well. MASS DOMINICAN RITE

88. Liturgy - zlitur333.htm - Breaking of the Host
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The host should not be broken during the Eucharistic Prayer, because it is forbidden by Redemptionis Sacramentum, 55, but rather at the Agnus Dei, according to the tradition of the Church. DIX CONSECRATION ELEVATIONS

89. Liturgy - ZLITUR55.HTM - Breaking the Host Before Consecration
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. To break the Host prior to consecration is not only a departure from custom and contrary to liturgical law, it confuses the meaning of the Mass. EUCHARIST SACRIFICE

90. Liturgy - ZLITUR56.HTM - Breast-Beating
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Striking the breast, a gesture of penitence, is called for at the (1st form of) the Rite of Penance at Mass, not called for, but customary at the "Lamb of God" and "Lord, I am not worthy." EUCHARIST GESTURES

91. Liturgy - zlitur388.htm - Breast-Beating During the Confiteor
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the rubric in the new translation of the Roman Missal does not specify that the breast be struck three times, rather than once, in the Confiteor, it seems implied. MASS EXTRAORDINARY FORM

92. Liturgy - zlitur381.htm - Breviary and the New Missal Translation
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While no norm has been published on the subject, it seems probable that the new English translation of the collects for Mass may be used in the breviary, where collects for the day are called for. LITURGY OF THE HOURS DIVINE OFFICE

93. Liturgy - zlitur462.htm - Bringing Pets into Church
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the decision lies with the priest, pets should not normally be brought into church. They do not benefit from the celebration and may be a distraction to worshipers. Service animals are another matter. CREATION BLESSING OF ANIMALS

94. Liturgy - zsacmuslit.htm - Bringing Sacred Music Back to Liturgy
ZENIT

Every year the music department of the Mexican bishops' liturgy commission organizes a national conference on liturgical music. Among those present at the conference in February 2012 was Melicia Antonio, a lay consecrated member of the Regnum Christi Movement and organist for the formation center for consecrated women in Monterrey, Mexico. ZENIT asked her to share her experience of the conference. GREGORIAN CHANT DEMUSLI LITURGICAL MUSICIANS SCHOLA CANTORUM

95. Liturgy - zlitur200.htm - Broadcasting the Parish Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Since full liturgical participation requires physical presence in a single assembly, broadcasting the parish Mass to other spaces would not suffice. COMMUNITY

96. Liturgy - zlitur410.htm - Calendars of Religious
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Fr McNamara answers the question of which liturgical calendar is to be followed, the Diocesan or the Franciscan Calendar, in a parish staffed by Franciscans. GENERAL PARTICULAR CALENDAR

97. LITURGY - CALTOACT.TXT - Call to Action
CTA

Ad for 1994 Call to Action Conference and the complete text of the 'Missalette' sheets passed out to the participants at the 1993 Call to Action Catholic conference for their Saturday evening liturgy. This annual conference is perhaps the Catholic left's most important event of the year. It features virtually every big name dissenter and popular speaker on the left's conference circuit from Gumbleton to Curran to Rosemary Reuther to Richard Rohr to Michael Crosby to Dick Westly.

98. Liturgy - ZLITURG7.HTM - Can Priest Go Down Aisle at the Kiss of Peace?
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. The priest is supposed to remain within the sanctuary for the kiss of peace except (in the U.S.) in special circumstances. MASS EUCHARIST GIRM

99. Liturgy - zlitur313.htm - Candles at the Gospel Reading
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The lighted candles accompanying the reading of the Gospel at Mass are not dispensed with in Eastertide, despite the presence of the Paschal candle. LITURGY OF THE WORD

100. LITURGY - 07500B.TXT - Canonical Hours
Catholic Encyclopedia

The fixed portion of the Divine Office which the Church appoints to be recited at the different hours. The term was borrowed from the custom of the Jews, and passed into the speech of the early Christians.

101. Liturgy - zlitur373.htm - Canonizations and Infallibility
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The decision of a consistory, that a Blessed is worthy to be proclaimed a Saint, is not infallible. Infallibility awaits the actual proclamation by the Pope at the canonization ceremony. BEATIFICATION

102. Liturgy - zhoyosumpont.htm - Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos on Summorum Pontificum
ZENIT

Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos said he hopes that the Eucharist is never a motive for discord, but only love. The president of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei was interviewed on Vatican Radio, 13 September 2007, the day before "Summorum Pontificum" — Benedict XVI's letter issued "motu proprio" (on his own initiative) on liberalizing the use of the 1962 Roman Missal — went into effect. The cardinal spoke about the true meaning of the pontifical document. TRADITION TRIDENTINE MASS

103. Liturgy - zliveliturg.htm - Cardinal Ranjith on Forming the Faithful to Live the Liturgy
ZENIT

The faithful must be taught the true meaning of the sacred liturgy: that it is “an instrument of communion with the Lord, allowing the Lord to take hold of you, and the Lord absorbing you into his divine mission, and making you experience what a great and privileged moment of communion this is.” These are the words of Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, archbishop of Colombo, in an exclusive interview with ZENIT. EVANGELIZATION MISSIONARY AESTHETICS LEX ORANDI EXTRAORDINARY FORM ORTHODOX ANGLICANS ORDINARIATE

104. LITURGY - PARMUS.TXT - Catholic Parochial School Music
Anne Shoup

An essay on Church music in the parochial schools by Anne Marguerite Shoup. Sacred Music, Vol 117, No. 1, Spring 1990. PAROCHIAL SCHOOL CATHOLIC SACRED MUSIC EDUCATION SHOUP

105. LITURGY - CAPRAC.TXT - Catholic Practice & Recapturing the Sacred
John M. Haas

An examination of the relationship between religious practices and the perception of sacred realities.Text of the talk of John Haas at the 12th convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, reprinted in Sacred Music Vol. 117, No. 3, Fall 1990. SACRED SENSE CATHOLIC PRACTICE SACRED MUSIC

106. LITURGY - CAPRAC.ZIP - Catholic Practice & Recapturing the Sacred
John M. Haas

An examination of the relationship between religious practices and the perception of sacred realities.Text of the talk of John Haas at the 12th convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, reprinted in Sacred Music Vol. 117, No. 3, Fall 1990. SACRED SENSE CATHOLIC PRACTICE SACRED MUSIC

107. Liturgy - zlitur285.htm - Celebrating in an Eastern Rite
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Before allowing Latin priests to use both a Latin and an Eastern rite, the Church seeks to verify both the pastoral necessity and the priest's adequate preparation. RITUAL MASS CANONS

108. Liturgy - zlitur228.htm - Celebrating the Mass Silently
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A priest celebrating alone or with an acolyte may use a subdued voice, but he may not "say" the Mass internally. EUCHARIST EXTRAORDINARY FORM

109. Liturgy - zlitur377.htm - Celebrating the Memorial of John Paul II
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father gives the norms on when and where memorials of blesseds may be inserted in the liturgical calendar, in particular, the memorial of Blessed John Paul II. MASS LITURGY OF THE HOURS

110. Liturgy - zcremation.htm - Cemeteries: A Place of Grief and Hope
ZENIT

On the occasion of All Souls Day, observed on November 2, Friar Luca Casalicchio, the Capuchin friar in charge of Rome’s “El Verano”, Cemetery spoke with ZENIT to clarify several norms on the treatment of the remains of the deceased. CREMATION RESURRECTION FUNERAL URN ASHES

111. Liturgy - zlitur372.htm - Central Focus at Mass
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The central focus at Mass is Christ Himself, who is represented by the altar. TABERNACLE CELEBRANT PRIEST MENSA RELICS

112. LITURGY - CHANGE.TXT - Change?
John T. Zuhlsdorf

An examination of the problem of liturgical change in relationship to the directives of the Second Vatican Council, by John T. Zuhlsdorf, from Sacred Music, Vol. 117, no. 2, Summer 1990. CHANGE LITURGY SACRED MUSIC VATICAN II

113. Liturgy - zlitur148.htm - Changing the "Pray, Brethren..."
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The rubrics of many Missals in the vernacular permit the substitution of other phrases for "Pray, Brethren..." MASS EUCHARIST

114. Liturgy - zlitur419.htm - Changing the Presider
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There is no occasion when one priest celebrant may replace another during Mass, other than the case when the original celebrant is physically unable to continue. GOSPEL PROCESSION EUCHARIST BISHOPS PRIESTS INSTALLATION

115. Liturgy - zlitur445a.htm - Children Writing Lists of Their Sins
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Making lists of sins for confession is permitted, but in the case of children, care must be taken that the lists are destroyed after they receive absolution. RECONCILIATION SECRECY SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

116. Liturgy - ZLITUR75.HTM - Children's Liturgy of the Word
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. It is permitted for children to have their own Liturgy of the Word, for catechetical purposes. MASS EUCHARIST CATECHESIS

117. Liturgy - zlitur458.htm - Children's Liturgy of the Word
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The new edition of the Roman Missal does not abolish any of the special directories issued in earlier times regarding the Children's Liturgy of the Word. GOSPEL READINGS PSALMS SCRIPTURE BIBLE

118. Liturgy - zlitur409.htm - Children's Masses
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Omission of the Eucharistic Prayers for Children in the new translation of the Roman Missal does not mean they can no longer be used for children, but are printed in separate books as not for general use. LATIN FIRST COMMUNION

119. Liturgy - zlitur325.htm - Children's Sunday Liturgy at Midweek
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The 1973 Directory for Masses with Children allows for much flexibility, though the next Sunday's liturgy may not be the best choice. SCRIPTURE BIBLE LECTIONARY LITURGICAL SEASONS

120. Liturgy - zlitur219.htm - Chinese State-Sponsored Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Attendance at a State-Sponsored Mass in China is permissable, if a church in full communion with the Holy See is unavailable. FRENCH REVOLUTION MARTYRDOM

121. Liturgy - zlitur249.htm - Christmas Cribs in Church
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although there is no magisterial instruction on the subject, the Directory on Popular Piety, as well as ancient custom, indicates that the Christmas Crib has an honored place in the church. CRECHE NATIVITY MIDNIGHT MASS

122. Liturgy - zlitur435.htm - Christmas Trees in the Sanctuary
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "Christmas trees are preferably located outside the sanctuary and church proper, and are best left in vestibules or church grounds." ALTAR DECORATIONS FLOWERS LITURGICAL SEASONS

123. Liturgy - zlitur296.htm - Christmas Vigil Masses; Options on Readings
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Regarding readings for Christmas Masses, it is permitted to choose among the readings for the three Masses for Christmas Day, depending on pastoral needs. LECTIONARY MIDNIGHT MASS AT DAWN

124. Liturgy - zlitur238.htm - Churches Dedicated and Consecrated
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The dedication of a church is the same as what was its "consecration" prior to the liturgical reform. Only permanent houses of worship are dedicated (or consecrated). BLESSING ANOINTINGS

125. Liturgy - zlitur371.htm - Churching After Childbirth
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The churching of women has fallen into disuse, though the revised Rite of Baptism for Children has incorporated the blessing of the mother after childbirth. PURIFICATION

126. Liturgy - zlitur452.htm - Civil Marriage Ceremonies
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In reply to a question of whether a civil wedding ceremony in the US, followed by a religious ceremony in Ireland, would be permissable to the Catholic Church, Father answers that there seems no reason why a religious ceremony carried out in Ireland would not be civilly recognized in the US. SACRAMENT

127. Liturgy - zlitur241.htm - Civilly Married Couples
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father lists a number of factors which determine whether a civil marriage is valid. CANONS SACRAMENT VALIDITY PAULINE PRIVILEGE

128. Liturgy - zlitur218.htm - Coffee and Food in the Sacristy
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Having food and beverages in the sacristy is usually unnecessary and detracts from spiritual atmosphere of the place. COMMUNION FAST

129. Liturgy - zlitur230.htm - Cohabiting Brides and Grooms
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Cohabiting couples should be informed that "their situation is not conducive to an adequate preparation for a Catholic wedding." MATRIMONY MARRIAGE

130. Liturgy - zlitur443.htm - Color of the Veil for the Cross
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The traditional color of the cloths with which crosses and images are veiled on the Fifth Sunday of Lent is violet. GOOD FRIDAY EASTER VIGIL PASSIONTIDE

131. Liturgy - zlitur303.htm - Colors of Cassocks and Altar Cloths
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. On the vestments of acolytes, altar servers, readers, and other lay ministers, the color may vary according to local custom, subject to the will of the Bishop. ALB SURPLICE CINCTURE AMICE ANTEPENDIUM FRONTAL

132. Liturgy - zlitur126.htm - Combining Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. When the Office of Readings immediately precedes another Hour of the Office, the hymn for that Hour may replace the hymn for the Office of Readings. LITURGY OF THE HOURS

133. Liturgy - zlitur358.htm - Combining Stations and the Passion Liturgy
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "Manifestations of popular piety, either by time or the manner in which the faithful are convoked, do not become a surrogate for the liturgical celebrations of Good Friday." STATIONS WAY OF THE CROSS COMMUNION EXPOSITION TRIDUUM HOLY THURSDAY

134. Liturgy - zlitur306.htm - Commemorating Saints in Lent
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. During Lent all memorials of saints, even if obligatory outside of Lent, are deemed optional, and their commemoration limited to the collect. ASH WEDNESDAY HOLY WEEK ADVENT CHRISTMAS EASTER OFFICE

135. Liturgy - LITURIND.HTM - Common Questions on Liturgical Norms
Father Edward McNamara

An index page for a series of articles, published by ZENIT, in which Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers common questions on liturgical norms. EUCHARIST ORANTES LORD'S PRAYER OUR FATHER MASS TRANSUBSTANTIATION BELLS COMMUNION LECTOR ECUMENISM GREGORIAN CHANT GIRM MISSAL LITURGICAL MUSIC BENEDICTION ADORATION HOLY HOUR SINGING LATIN PRECIOUS BLOOD MINISTERS VESTMENTS ACOLYTE LECTIONARY HOMILY SACRAMENT INFAMY SCANDAL LATAE SENTENTIAE WAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS LIMBO FUNERAL UNBAPTIZED CHILDREN PURIFICATION EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS NICENE CREED ARIANISM

136. Liturgy - wordwowords.htm - Communicating the Word Without Words
Mons. Timothy Verdon

Mons. Verdon's work as the Canon of Florence Cathedral brings him into contact with some of the most awe-inducing, world-renowned art in the Catholic Church's cultural heritage. However, the most beautiful work of art he has come across is one that many do not even consider as such: the Liturgy. Tania Mann, of LOR, interviews Mons. Verdon on the role of art in the life of the Church. INCARNATION SACRAMENTS ARCHITECTURE ECUMENISM HAGIA SOFIA TEMPLE MOSQUE JEWS MUSLIMS COMMUNICATION BEAUTY

137. Liturgy - ZLITUR33.HTM - Communion for Homebound Moms
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers common questions on liturgical matters. "Such a ministry would fall under the more general concept of ministry to the sick and so there should be no canonical objections to bringing Communion to these mothers." EUCHARIST MASS

138. Liturgy - ZLITURG9.HTM - Communion for Late Arrivals at Mass?
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. We should be present at Mass from beginning to end, but a late arrival may be excused by circumstances. EUCHARIST SACRAMENT

139. Liturgy - ZLITUR13.HTM - Communion Hosts at Papal Masses
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. At Papal Masses, special provisions are sometimes made to accommodate places and numbers of communicants. EUCHARIST LITURGY

140. Liturgy - ZLITUR23.HTM - Communion Service Instead of Mass?
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. Attendance at a Communion Service does not substitute for assistance at Mass on Sunday or Holy Day of Obligation except for a "grave cause." EUCHARIST

141. Liturgy - ZLITUR57.HTM - Communion Services Before Daily Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A daily Communion Service, led by an extraordinary minister before Mass, is contrary to the spirit of present legislation. EUCHARIST

142. Liturgy - zlitur430.htm - Communion Through a Feeding Tube
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In a case where a person cannot eat or drink normally, the local chancery should request an indult from the Congregation for Divine Worship permitting reception of the Precious Blood through a stomach tube. COMMUNION PEG PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY

143. Liturgy - zlitur438.htm - Completing the Rites of Baptism
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "Following the rite for emergency baptisms there is a rite of bringing a baptized child to the church," in case the child recovers. CONFIRMATION WHITE GARMENT ANOINTING

144. Liturgy - zlitur236.htm - Complications of 2 Forms in 1 Rite
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. When both forms, ordinary and extraordinary, of the Latin Rite are celebrated in the same parish, the complications arising will be addressed by the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" in the near future. SUBDEACON ACOLYTE EASTER TRIDUUM LITURGICAL CALENDAR

145. Liturgy - zlitur179.htm - Concelebrants From Different Rites
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Priests from different rites concelebrate according to the rite of the principal celebrant. There is to be no mixing of rites, though each should wear the vestments of his own rite. EASTERN CHURCHES

146. Liturgy - zlitur253.htm - Concelebrating at Additional Masses
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. When a priest gives the homily at more than one Mass, as in a special appeal, having already celebrated, he is not expected to concelebrate at the additional Masses. CELEBRATION BINATE TRINATE

147. Liturgy - zlitur422.htm - Concelebrating in an Unfamiliar Language
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A priest should not concelebrate in a language he cannot or understand or properly pronounce. LATIN EASTERN CHURCH

148. Liturgy - zlitur102.htm - Concluding the Prayers of the Faithful
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The priest celebrant is called upon by the rubrics to offer the concluding prayer in the Prayers of the Faithful. MASS EUCHARIST GIRM DIVINE OFFICE

149. Liturgy - zlitur354.htm - Confession Before Baptism
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. It is neither necessary nor beneficial for catechumens to go to confession prior to Baptism. Baptism itself forgives all sins, and without Baptism, no other sacrament can be received to good effect. RCIA RECONCILIATION DEACONS ANOINTING OF THE SICK

150. Liturgy - zlitur104.htm - Confession for RCIA Candidate
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Some impediments to a valid confession are matters of Church law rather than divine law, such as the impediment limiting absolution to those already in full communion with the Catholic Church. It may be suspended for those about to enter the Church. PENANCE RECONCILIATION SACRAMENTS BAPTISM PROTESTANTS

151. Liturgy - ZLITUR27.HTM - Confirmation and the Laity's Role
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a question on liturgical norms. While the prayer of the whole assembly is called upon during confirmation, the administration of the sacrament is reserved to the bishop or priest who presides. APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION HIERARCHY COMMON MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD EPISCOPACY LAYING ON OF HANDS

152. LITURGY - CONFSCRI.TXT - Confusion About Scripture Translations forLiturgical Use: A Status Report
Helen Hull Hitchcock

Trendy Texts Cause Confusion---Can Consultations Resolve Controversy? Taken from "Adoremus Bulletin" Vol I, No. 5, March 1996. Includes the NCCB "Statement on the Status of the NRSV and RNAB Texts" and a Chronology of Bible Translations.

153. Liturgy - ZLITUR82.HTM - Consecrating a Second Batch of Hosts
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. It is never correct to consecrate new species, either of bread, wine, or both together, within a Mass. EUCHARIST COMMUNION

154. Liturgy - zlitur150.htm - Consecration at a Distance
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "Liturgical norms require that all that is to be consecrated be present before the priest on the altar and upon a corporal." TRANSUBSTANTIATION EUCHARIST MASS

155. Liturgy - zlitur321.htm - Consecration of Both Species for Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. If Mass is interrupted after consecration of the bread, the consecrated bread is the Body of Christ, but there is no sacrifice, i.e., no Mass, without consecration of the wine as well. EUCHARIST COMMUNION PRIEST

156. LITURGY - COPYRT.TXT - Copyright and Church Music
Fr. Robert Skeris

An editorial on copyright law and standard practice as applied to Church music, by Fr. Skeris, published in Sacred Music, Vol. 117, No. 3, Fall 1990. COPYRIGHT CHURCH MUSIC MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION SKERIS SACRED MUSIC

157. Liturgy - zlitur416.htm - Counting Ordinary Time
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father responds to the question of why Ascension Sunday is counted among Sundays in ordinary time by explaining how the weeks in ordinary time are numbered. LITURGICAL YEAR CALENDAR EPIPHANY BAPTISM OF THE LORD ASH WEDNESDAY PENTECOST

158. Liturgy - ZLITUR72.HTM - Covering of Crosses and Images in Lent
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The veiling of crosses and images, either on the eve before the Fifth Sunday of Lent, or on Holy Thursday, has a long history as a sign of public penance. STATUES PENITENTS ASH WEDNESDAY PASSION SUNDAY HOLY THURSDAY EASTER VIGIL

159. Liturgy - zlitur389.htm - Covering the Crucifix
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While it is not strictly prohibited to cover the main crucifix behind the altar during the seasons of Christmas and Easter, so long as there is another crucifix visible near the altar, it seems wrongheaded to do so. PROCESSIONAL CROSS DECORATIONS SACRIFICE

160. Liturgy - zlitur351.htm - Criteria for Preparing the Altar
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although complete uniformity in dressing the altar is unlikely, there are certain basics, such as described in the GIRM. ALTAR CLOTH MENSA FRONTAL ANTEPENDIUM CRUCIFIX CANDLES FLOWERS MICROPHONES

161. LITURGY - CRITIMPO.TXT - Criticism? Impossible
Susan Benofy

An account of ICEL's deliberate efforts to pretend that its translations are objective and have rarely or never been officially criticized. Taken from the August-September 1996 issue of "The Catholic World Report."

162. Liturgy - zlitur210.htm - Crosses on the 14 Stations
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A legitimate Way of the Cross consists of 14 crosses, to which images or sculptures representing the stations may be added. VIA CRUCIS ENCHIRIDION OF INDULGENCES PASSION

163. Liturgy - ZLITUR31.HTM - Crowded Altar?
Father Edward McNamara

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers common questions on liturgical norms. Ideally those who fulfill a ministry in the celebration should occupy a place within the sanctuary, but not so as to overcrowd or distract from the celebrant. MASS EUCHARIST CONCELEBRATION

164. Liturgy - ZLITUR35.HTM - Crucifixes, Bows and Celebrants' Palms
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. (1) The crucifix is essential at celebration of Mass. (2) The priest bows to the altar, rather than the crucifix. (3) Concelebrants' hand gesture at consecration may vary, as do theories of its meaning. EUCHARIST TABERNACLE

165. Liturgy - ZLITUR25.HTM - Cruise Line Rent-a-Priest
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers common questions on liturgical norms. Sacraments celebrated by a priest who has left the clerical state would be at best illicit, and in some cases invalid. MASS MARRIAGES WEDDINGS CONFESSION PENANCE RECONCILIATION ABSOLUTION

166. Liturgy - zlitur129.htm - Deacon's Duties and Gestures
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A deacon raises the chalice at the doxology of the Eucharistic Prayer; he does not spread his hands at the dismissal; and he may give the Eucharistic Benediction when a priest is not available. MASS

167. Liturgy - zlitur98.htm - Deacon's Position at Consecration
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. According to GIRM, the Deacon's proper position during consecration is near the priest but slightly behind. MASS EUCHARIST GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL

168. Liturgy - zlitur347.htm - Deacons and Exorcisms
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A deacon can exorcise in the general sense, as in Baptism, but in deliverance from possession, the exorcist must be a priest. INFESTATION

169. Liturgy - zlitur262.htm - Deacons and the Chrism Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. At the Chrism Mass, might not deacons renew their commitment to the diaconate, as priests renew their commitment to the priesthood? Another occasion would be better, since the priesthood is the focus of the Chrism Mass. HOLY THURSDAY

170. Liturgy - zlitur264.htm - Deacons and the Passion Narrative
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. If both priest and deacon are present for reading the Passion, the priest need not take part at all, leaving the part of Christ to be read by the deacon. CHOIR PALM SUNDAY GOOD FRIDAY

171. Liturgy - ZLITUR34.HTM - Decorating the Sanctuary
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, nos. 304ff., provides guidelines for decorating the sanctuary. MASS EUCHARIST ALTAR CANDLES STATUES

172. LITURGY - THEODIM.TXT - Deepening the Theological Dimensions of Liturgical Studies
Jeremy Driscoll

A scholarly case for the necessity of precision of theology in true liturgical renewal. Without it, the community risks celebrating itself rather than Christ's saving acts. This article was taken from the Fall 1996 issue of "Communio."

173. LITURGY - THEODIM.ZIP - Deepening the Theological Dimensions of Liturgical Studies
Jeremy Driscoll

A scholarly case for the necessity of precision of theology in true liturgical renewal. Without it, the community risks celebrating itself rather than Christ's saving acts. This article was taken from the Fall 1996 issue of "Communio."

174. Liturgy - zlitur451.htm - Degrees of Blessings
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. As to whether an object once blessed is permanently blessed, there are degrees of blessings, and not every sign of the cross is a blessing. WATER CRUET EXTRAORDINARY FORM FOOD CONSTITUTIVE INVOCATIVE BLESSINGS

175. Liturgy - zlitur401.htm - Denying Communion to Someone
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Holy Communion may be publicly refused to a person who has been publicly excommunicated, or to one who obstinately perseveres in manifest grave sin. HOMOSEXUALITY STATE OF GRACE

176. Liturgy - zlitur400.htm - Deviations in Holy Week
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Rearrangement of parts in the liturgies of the Triduum is prohibited by Sacrosanctum Concilium. PALM SUNDAY GOOD FRIDAY EASTER VIGIL LITURGICAL ABUSE

177. Liturgy - DIESIRAE.HTM - Dies Irae
Thomas of Celano

The traditional hymn, attributed to Thomas of Celano (13th century), was formerly said/sung as a sequence (between Epistle and Gospel) at Requiem Masses. Based on Zephaniah 1:14-15, it was a call to repentance in preparation for the Last Judgment. TRIDENTINE

178. LITURGY - DIGORG.TXT - Dignity of the Organist's Calling
Sacred Music

An excerpt from a series of studies in honor of Louis Vierne (1870-1937), this essay on the dignity of the organist's calling was translated from the French original by Karoly Kope, and published in Sacred Music 117, No. 2, Summer 1990. ORGAN ORGANIST CALLING VOCATION DIGNITY SACRED MUSIC VIERNE

179. Liturgy - zlitur392.htm - Disposing of Old Missals and Sacramentaries
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Old missals and sacramentaries may be disposed of by burial either on church grounds or in a Catholic cemetery, either intact or after burning. BOOK OF BLESSINGS DE BENEDICTIONIBUS

180. Liturgy - zlitur163.htm - Distributing Communion to Concelebrants
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In large celebrations, deacons may present patens and chalices to concelebrants, but not administer Communion to them. MASS INTINCTION

181. Liturgy - zlitur170.htm - Divine Mercy Sunday
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. On Divine Mercy Sunday a plenary indulgence is offered, under the usual conditions, to all who "take part in the prayers and devotions held in honor of Divine Mercy." FAUSTINA

182. LITURGY - 11219A.TXT - Divine Office
Catholic Encyclopedia

The group of psalms, hymns, prayers, biblical and spiritual readings formulated by the Church for chant or recitation at stated times every day. This file covers the primitive form of the Office and its development.

183. Liturgy - ZLITURG4.HTM - Do Stoles Suffice if Chasubles Are Available?
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. The chief celebrant should wear a chasuble, and concelebrants also, as far as circumstances permit. VESTMENTS MASS EUCHARIST

184. Liturgy - zdoctform.htm - Doctrinal Formation and Communion Under Both Kinds
Father Paul Gunter, OSB

Father Gunter, a professor of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy in Rome and a Consulter to the Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, recalls why, in light of the Council of Trent, no less grace is received in Communion under one kind than in Communion under both kinds. REDEMPTIONIS SACRAMENTUM CONCOMITANCE INTINCTION

185. Liturgy - FIRSTCC.HTM - Documents on First Confession/First Communion
Holy See

This file contains Magisterial texts on the obligation of First Confession before First Communion showing the efforts of the Holy See over a period of two decades to end abuses of the rights of children and of sacramental discipline. Documents: "Sanctus Pontifex" of the Congregation for the Discipline of the Sacraments (1973); "In quibusdam Ecclesiae partibus" of the Congregations for the Sacraments and Divine Worship and the Congregation for the Clergy (1977); "Responsum" of the Congregation for the Sacraments and Divine Worship and the Congregation for the Clergy (1977); "Code of Canon Law" (1983); "Catechism of the Catholic Church" (1994). SACRAMENTS PENANCE RECONCILIATION EUCHARIST CONSCIENCE SIN

186. LITURGY - 01348A.TXT - Double Altar
Catholic Encyclopedia

An altar having a double front constructed in such a manner that Mass may be celebrated on both sides of it at the same time.

187. Liturgy - zlitur380.htm - Doxology Grammar; New Missal
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The singular verb "is" is used in the doxology ("All glory and honor is yours"), because "glory and honor" is treated as a collective noun. MASS EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

188. Liturgy - zlitur86 - Dramatic Readings at Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Readings at Mass should include such variations in tone as will bring out the meaning of the text, but not such as to bring attention to the reader. EUCHARIST LECTOR CHANT

189. Liturgy - zlitur97.htm - East-West Difference Over Priestly Celibacy
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Roman and Eastern Churches have distinct traditions on the subject of priestly celibacy, and both are legitimate, deserving of equal respect. PRIESTHOOD EPICOPATE BISHOPS MARRIAGE MARRIED PRIESTS

190. Liturgy - zlitur278.htm - Eastern Rites and Orthodox
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Latin-rite Catholics may participate in the rites of an Eastern-rite Catholic Church, and vice versa, and so fulfill their Sunday/Holy Day obligation, but they can't formally change rites without a formal procedure. ORTHODOX

191. LITURGY - FAMTREE.TXT - Eastern Rites: A Family Tree
Fr. William Saunders

A quick survey of the present status of the Eastern Rites in the Catholic Church. This article was taken from the February 13, 1997 issue of "The Arlington Catholic Herald."

192. Liturgy - zlitur339.htm - Eastern-Rite Children and Holy Communion
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Eastern Rite children, when worshipping in a Latin Rite church, are permitted to receive Communion according to the discipline of their own Rite, though they have not reached the age at which Latin Rite children are permitted to receive. FIRST COMMUNION CANON LAW DIASPORA

193. Liturgy - zlitur312.htm - Eastertide Holy Water and Statues
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. On Easter Sunday the holy water used in the rite of sprinkling is that blessed at the Easter Vigil and should not be blessed again. ALTAR OF REPOSE STATUES VIDI AQUAM PASCHAL CANDLE

194. Liturgy - zlitur88 - Efficacy of the Penitential Rite
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The absolution in the penitential rite at Mass forgives venial sins, but not mortal sins, for which the Sacrament of Penance is necessary. EUCHARIST CONFESSION RECONCILIATION

195. Liturgy - zlitur223.htm - Electric Sanctuary Candles
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal calls for a sanctuary lamp fueled by oil or wax. An electric lamp would be permissible in certain limited circumstances. TABERNACLE OLIVE OIL

196. Liturgy - zlitur405.htm - Elevating the Host and Chalice
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father provides rubrical instruction, as well as rules of thumb, for the three elevations during Mass. GENUFLECTION PATEN EUCHARIST

197. Liturgy - zlitur425.htm - Ending a Homily
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While there is no prohibition against ending a homily with the trinitarian formula, it is probably better to end it with an exhortation or prayer of intercession. EUCHARIST

198. Liturgy - zlitur166.htm - Ending the Morning and Evening Prayer
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There is no blessing at the end of Morning Prayer when Mass follows, nor at the end of Evening Prayer when Benediction follows. BLESSED SACRAMENT BREVIARY LITURGY OF THE HOURS

199. Liturgy - zlitur168.htm - Ensuring Enough Hosts for Good Friday
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Regarding the extra Hosts consecrated on Holy Thursday for Good Friday, it is preferable they be consecrated in the same church where the Good Friday liturgy is to be celebrated. VENERATION ADORATION WAY OF THE CROSS MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER MAUNDY THURSDAY EASTER VIGIL

200. Liturgy - zlitur130.htm - Enthronement of Gospel
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the Book of the Gospels is treated with honor during the Liturgy of the Word, enthronement of the Gospel is not "foreseen" as taking place during Mass. LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

201. Liturgy - zlitur403.htm - Epiclesis in Eucharistic Prayer I
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While it may appear that, in Eucharistic Prayer I, the epiclesis of consecration is performed twice, the first is actually a blessing of the elements before consecration. ROMAN CANON EPICLESIS OF COMMUNION INVOCATION

202. Liturgy - zlitur131.htm - Episcopalian Eucharist
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A Catholic is not permitted to receive Communion at a Protestant liturgical celebration: to do so would be to testify in favor of a defective understanding of the Eucharist. EPISCOPAL HOLY ORDERS

203. Liturgy - ZLITUR43.HTM - Eucharist for Non-Catholics
ZENIT

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. It is not possible to give Communion to Protestants, except in certain clearly defined cirumstances. VALIDITY PRIESTHOOD SACRAMENTS

204. Liturgy - zlitur245.htm - Eucharist vs. the Word
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There is no competition between Scripture and the Eucharist; the Eucharist is the goal toward which Scripture points. WORD MASS BIBLE

205. Liturgy - ZLITUR40.HTM - Eucharistic Prayer for the Celebrant(s) Alone?
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Eucharistic Prayer is reserved to the priest-celebrant alone, among other reasons, because Christ is the ultimate celebrant, and the priest represents Him to the congregation. MASS SACRIFICE PRIESTHOOD CHURCH

206. LITURGY - VENDLATN.TXT - Eucharistic Prayer In Latin
Fr. J. Michael Venditti

An announcement which Fr. J. Michael Venditti read to his congregation at a Mass where he celebrated the Eucharistic prayers in Latin. Gives a brief background of the Church's desire to preserve Latin in the Sacred Liturgy. VENDITTI LATIN VERNACULAR

207. Liturgy - zlitur212.htm - Eucharistic Prayers for Reconciliation
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Eucharistic Prayers for Reconciliation may be used during Lent, provided one respects the proper prefaces stipulated for certain Lenten Sundays. MASS RETREATS ROMAN MISSAL

208. Liturgy - zlitur305.htm - Eucharistic Prayers for Reconciliation
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. On use of Eucharistic Prayers for Reconciliation during Lent, they may be used either with their own prefaces or with the Lenten prefaces. However, the Lenten prefaces must be used on Sundays of Lent, during the Fifth Week, and in Holy Week. EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IV LITURGICAL YEAR

209. Liturgy - KNEEBOW.HTM - Every Knee Should Bow--But When?
Helen Hitchcock & Susan Benofy

"Controversy over posture during the liturgy came to the fore during the American bishops' discussions of the proposed ICEL revision of the Sacramentary. Though many liturgists had urged a change of posture to standing throughout the Liturgy of the Eucharist, including the Eucharistic Prayer, surveys of bishops showed that there was little support for such a change." Increasing urgency among liturgists to overturn the custom of kneeling (for the Eucharistic Prayer and Communion) may reflect their concern that a custom assumes the force of law after 30 years. An article from Adoremus Bulletin, June 1999. REAL PRESENCE BISHOPS' COMMITTEE ON LITURGY (BCL) COMMUNION ROMAN MISSAL MARYKNOLL MISSAL

210. LITURGY - LTRGYRED.TXT - Excerpts on the Liturgy
Pat Moore

A few citations of authoritative sources concerning the duty of a celebrant to read the liturgy as written in the missal. Uploaded by Pat Moore.

211. Liturgy - zlitur396.htm - Exorcism of Salt and Water
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the exorcism of salt and water, to be mixed in forming Holy Water, is not provided for in the current Book of Blessings, the Holy Father has permitted the use of rites in effect in 1962. SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM RITUALE ROMANUM UNIVERSAE ECCLESIAE EXTRAORDINARY FORM

212. Liturgy - zlitur157.htm - Explaining the Mass During Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There are four moments when brief explanations of what is taking place in the Mass may be offered. EDUCATION CATECHESIS

213. Liturgy - ZLITUR71.HTM - Exposition During Stations of the Cross
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While there is no restriction on following the Way of the Cross when the Blessed Sacrament is in the Tabernacle, during exposition, the Sacrament should be the focus of attention. BENEDICTION STATIONS OF THE CROSS

214. Liturgy - ZLITUR15.HTM - Exposition of the Eucharist by a Layperson?
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. Solemn exposition is reserved to a priest or deacon, but a simple exposition may be done in certain circumstances by an authorized extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. BENEDICTION ADORATION HOLY HOUR

215. Liturgy - zlitur360.htm - Exposition of the Precious Blood
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Exposition of the Precious Blood is not permitted on Holy Thursday, or at any other time. MAUNDY THURSDAY BLESSED SACRAMENT TABERNACLE PYX MONSTRANCE SACRED VESSELS

216. Liturgy - zlitur272.htm - Extent of a Bishop's Authority
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A Bishop has a authority to limit options offered by the Roman Missal, such as celebrating Mass facing East, for serious pastoral reasons, but not to establish these amendments as particular law. AD ORIENTEM

217. Liturgy - zexdev.htm - External Signs of Devotion by the Faithful
Father Juan Silvestre

Father Silvestre, professor of liturgy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and a Consultor of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, examines the meaning of such physical gestures as genuflections, bows, and kneeling, in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. REVERENCE CATECHESIS

218. Liturgy - zlitur310.htm - Extra Kneeling; Monstrance on Holy Thursday
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The rubrics do not call for kneeling during the penitential rite in Lent; solemn adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is forbidden past midnight when Good Friday begins, because the Church's attention is then directed to the Cross. HOLY THURSDAY MONSTRANCE

219. Liturgy - zlitur336.htm - Extraordinary Form; Book of Blessings
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Recent changes to the discipline of the celebration of the sacraments, e.g., female altar servers, lay extraordinary ministers, are not to be introduced into the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. MASS ROMAN RITUAL SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM INVOCATIVE CONSTITUTIVE LITURGICAL BLESSINGS

220. Liturgy - zlitur250.htm - Extraordinary Ministers and Both Species of Communion
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Other considerations, than preference for distribution of Holy Communion by ordinary ministers, should determine whether distribution is under both kinds, requiring the use of extraordinary ministers. WINE PRECIOUS BLOOD CHALICE

221. Liturgy - EXTRMIN.HTM - Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Peter A. Kwasniewski

A helpful article on the appropriate use of extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, citing six important Vatican documents on the subject. MASS COMMUNION BISHOPS PRIESTS DEACONS ACOLYTES COMPLEMENTARITY NON-ORDAINED RESCRIPT CLERICALIZATION LAICIZATION MAGISTERIUM

222. LITURGY - 05730B.TXT - Exultet
Catholic Encyclopedia

The hymn in praise of the paschal candle sung by the deacon, in the liturgy of Holy Saturday.

223. Liturgy - zlitur204.htm - Face-to-Face Confessions, and Other Queries
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Responding to a list of traditional practices departing from the liturgical norms or customs since Vatican II, Father tells which are permissable. CONFESSION COMMUNION INTINCTION KISS OF PEACE ALTAR SERVERS FEMALE LECTORS BENEDICTION AD ORIENTEM

224. LITURGY - SMFC.TXT - Faith & Culture
Fr. Robert Skeris

This article appeared in the Summer 1993 issue of 'Sacred Music.' SKERIS FAITH CULTURE SACRED MUSIC

225. LITURGY - FALLMEET.TXT - Fall 1996 Meeting of NCCB
WFF

This report, of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops semi-annual meeting in Washington, DC, November 1996, appeared in the December 1996 issue of "Voices", a publication of Women for Faith & Family.

226. Liturgy - zlitur368.htm - Fasting Before Mass
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The law of fasting, one hour before Communion, is the same for priests as for the laity. ABSTINENCE PIUS XII AUGUSTINE

227. Liturgy - zlitur350.htm - Faulty Trinitarian Formula
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While an erroneous Trinitarian formula would render a baptism invalid, it would probably not render invalid a profession of vows, since a specific mention of the Trinity is not required. IN FORMA ABSOLUTA SACRAMENTAL FORM

228. LITURGY - FSTBEN.TXT - Feast of St. Benedict at Solesmes
Sacred Music

A reminiscence of the Feast of St. Benedict as celebrated at the Abbey of Solesmes, illustrating the richness of the Catholic Gregorian tradition. Sacred Music Vol. 117, No. 2, Summer 1990. SOLESMES BENEDICT GREGORIAN CHANT SACRED MUSIC

229. LITURGY - EPIPHANY.HTM - Feast of the Epiphany and of the Three Holy Kings
Rev. Alban Butler

January 6 - A festival principally solemnised in honour of the discovery of Jesus Christ by the Magi, or wise men; who, soon after his birth, by a particular inspiration of Almighty God, came to adore him and bring him presents.

230. Liturgy - ZLITUR19.HTM - Female Altar Servers
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. The Holy See permits famale servers, while commending the custom that reserves the role to boys. VOCATIONS MASS EUCHARIST

231. Liturgy - zlitur283.htm - Female Servers in the Extraordinary Form
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In the extraordinary form, the restriction of altar servers to males would seem to remain in force. MASS LATIN ROMAN MISSAL 1963

232. LITURGY - FEMDISS.TXT - Feminist Dissent, Human Sexuality, and the Liturgy
Fr. Jerry Pokorsky

Why do those who dissent from traditional Church teachings regarding human sexuality also reject official norms for the celebration of the Mass? This is no coincidence.

233. Liturgy - zlitur463.htm - First Friday Devotion to Sacred Heart
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. When a priest is not available for Mass on a First Friday, a Communion Service may be arranged for on that day. SACRED HEART MARGARET MARY PRIVATE REVELATIONS

234. Liturgy - zlitur384.htm - For All vs. For Many
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The fact that, in some countries, the change in translation of pro multis, from "for all" to "for many," as not yet arrived, would not justify a priest staying with the former translation, in a country where the change has been mandated. CONSECRATION CUP CHALICE

235. Liturgy - zlitur110.htm - Formula at Priest's Funeral
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. As interpolations in general are not permitted in the liturgy, so an interpolation in the Eucharistic Prayer at a priest's funeral is out of place. BAPTISM ORDINATION HOLY ORDERS REQUIEM MASS

236. LITURGY - FRANCAL.TXT - Franciscan Calendar of Saints
Thomas McGinnis

This file contains the feast days and names of the Franciscan saints for the Church Year. SAINTS FRANCISCAN CALENDAR

237. Liturgy - zlitur286.htm - Frequency of the Extraordinary Form
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There are various ways in which celebration according to the extraordinary form, if desired, may be harmonized with the ordinary celebration of Mass in the parish. SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS

238. Liturgy - zlitur457.htm - Frequent Confession
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father responds to a question regarding frequent confession: what should one confess when one is not conscious of having sinned either venially or mortally since his last confession. FORGIVENESS ROUTINE REPETITION CONSCIENCE

239. Liturgy - zlitur398.htm - Friday Abstinence and Local Solemnities
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. When a parish patronal festival falls on a day of abstinence and is celebrated as a solemnity in that parish only, one may visit the parish and eat meat on that day, though properly only if attending the patronal Mass also. PENANCE ASH WEDNESDAY GOOD FRIDAY PATRON SAINT

240. Liturgy - zlitur280.htm - Funeral Masses
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Funeral Masses are withheld from notorious apostates, heretics, and schismatics; those who chose cremation for reasons contrary to the Faith; other manifest sinners for whom funeral Masses could not be celebrated without scandal. IRREGULAR MARRIAGES SUICIDES ANNIVERSARY MASSES NONCATHOLICS BAPTISM CATECHUMENS NONCHRISTIANS

241. Liturgy - zlitur106.htm - Funeral Masses for a Suicide
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Suicide does not automatically debar a person from a Funeral Mass and Religious Burial. Cases are examined individually.

242. LITURGY - GAMBER.TXT - Gamber the Centrist
Fr. Robert A. Skeris

Fr. Skeris reviews Klaus Gamber's book, 'The Reform of the Roman Liturgy: Its Problems and Background.' This article was taken from the September, 1994 issue of 'Crisis.' SKERIS GAMBER LITURGY NOVUS ORDO TRIDENTINE MASS

243. Liturgy - zlitur118.htm - General Absolution at a Nursing Home
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Proximity of a large number of people in a nursing home gathered for Mass does not warrant a general absolution. Confessions can be heard beforehand in the patients' rooms. PENANCE RECONCILIATION

244. Liturgy - zlitur424.htm - Genuflections and Ciboria
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Where practicable, the faithful should receive from hosts consecrated in the same Mass. No genuflection is called for when removing ciboria for Communion from a tabernacle behind the altar, since Christ is already present on the altar. BLESSED SACRAMENT

245. Liturgy - zlitur87 - Genuflections by Concelebrants
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. If concelebrants approach the altar to receive the Body and Blood, then they genuflect at the altar before receiving. If the paten and cup is passed to them, they do not genuflect. EUCHARIST MASS COMMUNION

246. Liturgy - zlitur183.htm - Gloria's Sin and Agnus Dei's Sins
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There is no difference in the Latin original, being peccata (sins) in each instance, but only in the English translations. MASS EUCHARIST

247. Liturgy - ZLITUR47.HTM - Gluten-free Hosts
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Church does not have authority to alter a sacrament instituted by Christ. But a person with celiac disease may receive the Precious Blood or possibly a very low-gluten (0.01%) bread recently approved. EUCHARIST MASS COMMUNION

248. Liturgy - zlitur197.htm - Gospel Acclamation, Before and After
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. On whether a Gospel Acclamation is sung after, as well as before the Gospel, the answer is, not normally. ALLELUIA

249. Liturgy - ZLITUR42.HTM - Gospel Reflection by a Layperson?
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A layperson may not give a homily or any substitution for the homily at Mass. EUCHARIST MASS SERMON

250. Liturgy - ZLITUR14.HTM - Gregorian Chant in the Parish
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. "Gregorian chant may be used in any parish, even when Mass is celebrated in the vernacular." MASS EUCHARIST GIRM MISSAL MUSIC

251. Liturgy - zlitur267.htm - Gregorian Masses
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Present regulation of Gregorian Masses, 30 consecutive Masses for a soul in purgatory, allows interruption of the sequence for sufficient reason. SUPERSTITION

252. Liturgy - zlitur337.htm - Gregorian Masses; Multiple Intentions
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Gregorian Masses (a series of 30 consecutive celebrations for a particular intention) may not be offered if a previously announced intention would interrupt the series. STIPENDS INTENTIONS RELIGIOUS PARISH PRIESTS MOS IUGITER

253. LITURGY - GROREV.TXT - Growth or Revolution?
Fr. Robert Skeris

This article, by Fr. Robert Skeris, is taken from Sacred Music, Volume 118, Number 4, Winter 1991. Fr. Skeris discusses the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council. SKERIS VATICAN COUNCIL II LITURGY SACRED MUSIC

254. Liturgy - zlitur290.htm - Guarding Against Swine Flu
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Bishop does have the authority to place restrictions, in response to a pandemic, on "passing the peace," receiving Communion on the tongue, receiving from the Chalice, and even attendance at Mass.

255. Liturgy - zlitur436.htm - Hand Sanitizer at Communion Time
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "Health situations and concrete possible dangers change from year to year, and the pastoral response must change according to the situations." HOLY COMMUNION EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS FLU INFECTION

256. Liturgy - zlitur413.htm - He Descended into Hell
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father explains why the literal translation of "he descended into hell," was restored in the Apostles' Creed in the new English transation of the Roman Missal. DEAD HADES SHEOL ABRAHAM'S BOSOM

257. Liturgy - zlitur174.htm - Head Coverings for Women
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Canon Law no longer requires women to cover their heads in church, because it no longer has the same cultural significance as it had in St. Paul's day. MODESTY LONG HAIR

258. Liturgy - zlitur276.htm - Healing Masses
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Celebration of the Mass for the Sick is permitted, as provided in the Roman Missal, but prayers for the sick may not be inserted in a Mass where not liturgically provided. CANON LAW EXORCISM

259. Liturgy - zlitur224.htm - Hearing Confessions During Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. It is not forbidden for confessions to be heard during Mass, if by a priest other than the celebrant. PENANCE RECONCILIATION

260. Liturgy - chaphillen.htm - Hillenbrand Distinguished Lecture
Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM Cap

This is a slightly shortened version of the lecture given by the Archbishop of Denver at the Liturgical Institute of the University of St Mary of the Lake on 24 June 2010. The Archbishop shows how "active participation" in the liturgy entails making our lives a liturgy, offering all we do for the glory of God and the salvation of souls. NOVUS ORDO TRIDENTINE HAGIA SOFIA EVANGELIZATION EUCHARIST MASS SACRIFICE MARTYRS

261. Liturgy - zholyweek.htm - History of Holy Week
ZENIT

The roots of the liturgical observance of Holy Week go back to the second century. In this interview, Benedictine Father Juan Javier Flores Arcas, president of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Rome, explains the history of Holy Week. TRIDUUM EASTER VIGIL GOOD FRIDAY HOLY THURSDAY CHRISM MASS

262. LITURGY - BOYTWN.TXT - History of Music at Boys Town
Msgr. Francis Schmitt

Article by Msgr. F. Schmitt on the history of music at Boys Town, specifically the significance of the boys town collection of sacred music. From Sacred Music Vol. 117, No. 1, Spring 1990. BOYS TOWN COLLECTION SACRED MUSIC

263. LITURGY - 01362A.TXT - History of the Christian Altar
Catholic Encyclopedia

The Christian altar consists of an elevated surface, tabular in form, on which the sacrifice of the Mass is offered.

264. LITURGY - 01362A.ZIP - History of the Christian Altar
Catholic Encyclopedia

The Christian altar consists of an elevated surface, tabular in form, on which the sacrifice of the Mass is offered.

265. Liturgy - ZLITUR10.HTM - Holding Hands at the Our Father?
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. There is no liturgical norm calling for hand-holding during the Our Father, and there are reasons against it. EUCHARIST ORANTES LORD'S PRAYER

266. Liturgy - DESACRA.HTM - Holy Communion and Devotion to the Eucharistic Mystery Outside Mass
LOR

L'Osservatore Romano's summary of De Sacra Communione et de Cultu Mysterii Eucharistici extra Missama, issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship, 21 June 1973. TRANSUBSTANTIATION REAL PRESENCE RESERVATION TABERNACLE COMMUNION VIATICUM EXPOSITION BLESSED SACRAMENT ADORATION EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS PROCESSION

267. Liturgy - zlitur406.htm - Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "Holy Ghost" and "Holy Spirit" were used interchangeably prior to Vatican II, though "Holy Ghost" predominated. After Vatican II, "Holy Spirit" has come to predominate, largely because of current popular associations with the word "ghost." GEIST GAST DOUAY-RHEIMS KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE

268. Liturgy - SENSACRD.HTM - Holy Liturgy and the Sense of the Sacred
Bishop Štefan Vrablec

Bishop Vrablec, Auxiliary Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Bratislava-Trnava, Slovakia, President of the Slovak Liturgical Commission, draws on Redemptionis Sacramentum and other Church documents to explain we must have a correct and dignified celebration of the Holy Eucharist to "acquire a deeper perception of the mystery and to broaden the dimensions of the sacred." MASS PRIESTS LAY MINISTERS FAITHFUL

269. LITURGY - 10068A.TXT - Holy Thursday
Catholic Encyclopedia

The feast of Maundy (or Holy) Thursday solemnly commemorates the institution of the Eucharist and is the oldest of the observances peculiar to Holy Week.

270. Liturgy - zlitur259.htm - Holy Water, Abstinence and Mimes
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Holy Water fonts not to be emptied in Lent until the Triduum; Friday abstinence in Lent, on pain of sin, venial or mortal; mimes allowed at extraliturgical events, not at Mass. GRAVE MATTER

271. Liturgy - ZLITUR45.HTM - Homilies While Walking?
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The GIRM does not strictly forbid walking while preaching the homily, though if it draws attention away from the message to the priest's personality, it tends toward showmanship. MASS EUCHARIST SERMON

272. Liturgy - zlitur246.htm - Honoring the Book of the Gospels
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. If a Book of the Gospels in the vernacular of the Mass is not available, the Book in another language may be shown the honors approved by the Bishops of that country. AMBO INDIA ARATHI LECTIONARY

273. Liturgy - ZLITUR21.HTM - Hosts From the Tabernacle
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. Extraordinary ministers are supposed to receive from the hands of a priest or deacon the vessels containing either species of the Holy Eucharist. HOLY COMMUNION POSTURE MASS

274. LITURGY - SAYMAS.TXT - How and How Not to Say Mass
Fr. Deryck Hanshell

Article by Fr. Deryck Hanshell from Sacred Music, Vol. 118, No. 3, Fall 1991. HANSHELL MASS SACRED MUSIC PROPER FORM

275. Liturgy - ZLITUR36.HTM - How Brides Should Dress
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "Many dioceses and even parishes do have guidelines in order to respect Christian values such as modesty and a respect for the spirit of Christian poverty." WEDDINGS MARRIAGE SACRAMENT

276. Liturgy - zmusong.htm - How to Celebrate/2: Music and Song
Father Paul Gunter, O.S.B.

In his reflection on music in the liturgy, Father Gunter, Professor at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Rome, notes three criteria necessary for music and song to achieve their liturgical purpose: “beauty expressive of prayer, the unanimous participation of the assembly at the designated moments, and the solemn character of the celebration” (CCC 1157). PIPE ORGAN STRING WIND PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS

277. Liturgy - zsignsymb.htm - How to Celebrate?/1: Signs and Symbols, Words and Actions
Uwe Michael Lang, CO

Father Lang, an Official of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, explains the importance of signs and symbols in divine worship. RITES CEREMONIES MASS EUCHARIST COVENANT SENSES

278. Liturgy - zlitur115.htm - How to Understand Purification
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The word "purification" here refers to preparation of sacred vessels for further use by reverently consuming all traces of Christ's Body and Blood. MASS EUCHARIST ABLUTIONS

279. Liturgy - zlitur345.htm - I Now Declare You Man and Wife
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The words "I now declare you man and wife" were never a part of the Catholic wedding ceremony. A similar Latin formula, still existing in the Extraordinary Form, was dropped in the Ordinary Form, as suggesting that the priest was the minister of the sacrament, rather than the consenting partners. VALIDITY BLESSING MATRIMONY

280. LITURGY - FR94103.TXT - Ideology and Liturgy:Worship as the Cult of Community
Rev. Robert A. Skeris

In a lecture to the 1993 Liturgical Music Colloquium, Fr. Skeris provides some reflections upon liturgical problems in the 'ecclesia in mundo hujus temporis' and their relationship to our task of evangelisation within the Church and in the world. This article appeared in the Spring 1994 issue of "Faith & Reason."

281. LITURGY - FR94103.ZIP - Ideology and Liturgy:Worship as the Cult of Community
Rev. Robert A. Skeris

In a lecture to the 1993 Liturgical Music Colloquium, Fr. Skeris provides some reflections upon liturgical problems in the 'ecclesia in mundo hujus temporis' and their relationship to our task of evangelisation within the Church and in the world. This article appeared in the Spring 1994 issue of "Faith & Reason."

282. Liturgy - ZLITUR74.HTM - If Confessor Doesn't Know Penitent's Language
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Where penitent and confessor lack a common language, the confessor may make a prudential judgment as to the sincerity of the penitent's confession, or an interpreter may be used. PENANCE RECONCILIATION

283. Liturgy - zlitur385.htm - If Not Ready for the New Missal
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The date for the introduction of the new English translation of the Roman Missal is determined by the bishops' conferences of the various English-speaking countries. If, for economic or other reasons, a country is not ready, it is up to their bishops' conference to set a later date. PHILIPPINES PAPUA NEW GUINEA FORMATION

284. Liturgy - zlitur394.htm - Impediments to Ordination
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In response to a question on impediments to ordination, Father outlines the principal concepts found in Canons 1040-1049. IRREGULARITIES AMENTIA HERESY APOSTASY SCHISM MARRIAGE HOMICIDE ABORTION SUICIDE DELICT

285. LITURGY - INGBAS.TXT - Inaugurating a New Basilica
Duane Galles

This article was taken from Sacred Music, Vol. 118, Number 3, Fall 1991. 'Basilicas are special pastoral centers with peculiar bonds linking them with the Roman See and the Supreme Pontiff. They have the duty of . . . making generous provision for the Sacrament of Penance, and [of] disseminating the teachings of the Supreme Pontiff and of the Holy See whether in the pulpit or through special lectures.' GALLES BASILICA HOLY SEE SACRED MUSIC PENANCE

286. Liturgy - zlitur256.htm - Incensing the Congregation
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In the Roman rite, the congregation is incensed by a deacon, instituted acolyte, or altar server, in order of preference. THURIFER THURIBLE INCENSE CONCELEBRANTS

287. Liturgy - zlitur132.htm - Incensing the Host, Altars, Etc.
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Here Father lists the objects, occasions, and methods of liturgical incensation. THURIFICATION THURIBLE THURIFER INCENSE DUCTUS

288. LITURGY - INCLUSIV.TXT - Inclusive Language
Msgr. Richard J. Schuler

Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi: The Outrage of Inclusive Language. Msgr. Richard Shuler shows why inclusive language is unacceptable to Christians. From Sacred Music, Summer 1994. SCHULER INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE

289. Liturgy - zlitur467.htm - Indulgences at the Point of Death
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father affirms that a priest can grant an apostolic blessing on behalf of the Pope to one on the point of death, granting a plenary indulgence. VIATICUM TEMPORAL PUNISHMENT PURGATORY PARDON REMISSION

290. Liturgy - zlitur138.htm - Indulgences on Sold Items
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Indulgences are lost on the sale of an item. Whether a donation, instead of a price, preserves the indulgence depends on the purpose of the distributor, charitable or for personal gain. BLESSED OBJECTS

291. Liturgy - zlitur289.htm - Indult for 3 Daily Masses?
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The canonical norm is that no more than two Masses may be celebrated by a priest on weekdays, and no more than three on Sundays and holy days of obligation. BINATION TRINATION SATURDAYS VIGILS

292. Liturgy - zlitur356.htm - Infant Baptism in Lent
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although infant baptisms may be discouraged in some parishes during Lent, viewed as a season of preparation for Baptism, there is no canonical stricture against it. EASTER VIGIL SUNDAY

293. Liturgy - zlitur233.htm - Interpreting Liturgical Norms
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Liturgical laws are generally understandable to non-experts, though on disputed questions authentic interpretations may be provided by the Congregation for Divine Worship. CANON LAW ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY FORM GIRM

294. Liturgy - zlitur429.htm - Interrupting the Mass
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. As it is not licit to celebrate parts of the Mass at different times or in different places, so it is not licit to interrupt the Mass for discussion or any other purpose. NORMS REDEMPTORIS SACRAMENTUM

295. Liturgy - HoyosInterview - Interview following FSSP Ordinations - 30 May 2008
Darío Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos

On the Feast of the Sacred Heart, His Eminence Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos ordained 4 deacons of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter to the priesthood at the Cathedral of Lincoln, Nebraska. Later, the Cardinal gave the following interview, which has been transcribed from a recording by EWTN. LATIN TRADITIONAL MOTU PROPRIO EXTRAORDINARY FORM LITURGY FRATERNITY FSSP SSPX

296. Liturgy - intpiermarin.htm - Interview with Archbishop Piero Marini
ZENIT

Archbishop Piero Marini, recently appointed President of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, granted L'Osservatore Romano an interview In which the 49th Eucharistic Congress in Quebec (2008) was discussed as well as issues regarding the debate on liturgical reform. VATICAN II PAPAL APOSTOLIC JOURNEYS STATIO ORBIS UNITY SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

297. LITURGY - MAYER.TXT - Interview with Card. Mayer
Fr. John T. Zuhlsdorf

Dec. 4, 1993 interview with Augustin Cardinal Mayer, O. S. B., former prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments and first head of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, by Fr. John T. Zuhlsdorf. Fr. Zuhlsdorf and Cardinal Mayer discuss the liturgy, sacred music and the state of the Church. From Sacred Music, Summer 1994. MAYER ZUHLSDORF

298. LITURGY - MAYER.ZIP - Interview with Card. Mayer
Fr. John T. Zuhlsdorf

Dec. 4, 1993 interview with Augustin Cardinal Mayer, O. S. B., former prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments and first head of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, by Fr. John T. Zuhlsdorf. Fr. Zuhlsdorf and Cardinal Mayer discuss the liturgy, sacred music and the state of the Church. From Sacred Music, Summer 1994. MAYER ZUHLSDORF

299. Liturgy - intcasthoyos.htm - Interview With Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos
Gianluca Biccini

Interviewed by a reporter for L'Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei," responded to questions on the effects of Pope Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, offering to all priests the possibility of celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass according to the Missale Romanum of 1962. NOVUS ORDO TRADITIONALISTS SSPX EXCOMMUNICATION VATICAN II

300. Liturgy - zintrorites.htm - Introductory Rites Unite Priest and Congregation
Father Paul Gunter, OSB

In this article, by Benedictine Father Paul Gunter, a professor of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy Rome and Consulter to the Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, we learn of the priest's preparation at the beginning of Mass, and of the people's preparation to enter with the priest into this holy Mystery. See Index Page. FORMULA OF INTENTION EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY FORM DOMINUS VOBISCUM PENITENTIAL RITE COLLECT

301. Liturgy - zlitur194.htm - Invoking Old Testament Figures
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The historical process by which the liturgical calendar was formed accounts for the absence of feast days honoring Old Testament Saints. ROMAN CANON

302. LITURGY - IRISHSOC.TXT - Irish Society of St. Cecilia
K. A. Daly

This file is about the bulletin, 'Lyra Ecclesiastica', published by the Irish Society of St. Cecilia and its importance as a historical document. This article appeared in the Summer 1993 issue of 'Sacred Music.' SACRED MUSIC IRISH PALESTRINA LYRA

303. LITURGY - IRISHSOC.ZIP - Irish Society of St. Cecilia
K. A. Daly

This file is about the bulletin, 'Lyra Ecclesiastica', published by the Irish Society of St. Cecilia and its importance as a historical document. This article appeared in the Summer 1993 issue of 'Sacred Music.' SACRED MUSIC IRISH PALESTRINA LYRA

304. LITURGY - CMADED.TXT - Is the Church Music Association Dead?
Fr. Robert Skeris

An editorial on the present existence of the Church Music Association (publishers of the periodical Sacred Music), pronounced dead by Msgr. Francis P. Schmitt at Duquesne University. By Fr. Skeris, from Sacred Music, Vol. 117, No. 1, Spring 1990. SACRED MUSIC CHURCH MUSIC ASSOCIATION SCHMITT SKERIS ASSOCIATIONS

305. Liturgy - ZLITUR11.HTM - Is the Consecration Gradual?
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. The change from bread and wine to Body and Blood is not gradual, but instantaneous. MASS EUCHARIST TRANSUBSTANTIATION BELLS

306. LITURGY - BYZMARIO.TXT - Is There a Byzantine Mariology?
Bro. John Samaha

This file by Bro. Samaha, covers three areas of the Byzantine Marian heritage: the place of Mary in liturgical tradition, the development of the veneration of the Mother of God, and a synthetic view of its theological significance.

307. Liturgy - zlitur420.htm - Kissing at the Sign of Peace
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The manner in which the sign of peace is given at Mass may vary according to local custom, where approved by the Conference of Bishops. HANDSHAKE KISS

308. Liturgy - zlitur225.htm - Kissing the Hands of a New Priest
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Kissing the hands of a newly ordained priest, still practiced in some places, signifies veneration for the priesthood, particularly associated with priestly hand gestures. ORDINATION ANOINTING CHRISM HOLY ORDERS BISHOPS INDULGENCE

309. LITURGY - KNEEL.TXT - Kneeling
Gerald Hofman

This article is taken from Sacred Music, Vol. 118, No. 4, Winter 1991. Why are people being instructed to remain standing, even during the consecration? HOFMANN KNEELING CONSECRATION POSTURE SACRED MUSIC

310. LITURGY - KNEELING.TXT - Kneeling & Faith in the Eucharist
Fr. Regis Scanlon

Fr. Regis Scanlon maintains that to exclude all acts of 'latria' from the Eucharist would be to refuse to acknowledge the Incarnation. He says that the best testimony to the Real Presence (kneeling) is facing elimination. He addresses the issues of whether or not we should kneel for the Consecration and whether or not it is proper to genuflect before receiving the Blessed Sacrament. This article was taken from the August/September 1994 issue of "The Homiletic & Pastoral Review."

311. LITURGY - KNEELING.ZIP - Kneeling & Faith in the Eucharist
Fr. Regis Scanlon

Fr. Regis Scanlon maintains that to exclude all acts of 'latria' from the Eucharist would be to refuse to acknowledge the Incarnation. He says that the best testimony to the Real Presence (kneeling) is facing elimination. He addresses the issues of whether or not we should kneel for the Consecration and whether or not it is proper to genuflect before receiving the Blessed Sacrament. This article was taken from the August/September 1994 issue of "The Homiletic & Pastoral Review."

312. Liturgy - zlitur367.htm - Kneeling at the Final Prayer
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The usual procedure in the Ordinary Form of the Mass is for the people to stand, rather than kneel, for the final blessing, likewise for the prayers in a solemn blessing. BOWING

313. Liturgy - zlitur316.htm - Kneeling Through the Doxology
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Whereas in other countries, the people stand after the Mysterium Fidei in the Eucharistic Prayer, the Holy See approved the tradition in the U.S. of remaining kneeling through the Doxology, because it was the established custom. GIRM AMEN CANON CONCELEBRATION

314. Liturgy - latinvernac.htm - Latin and Vernacular: Language in the Roman Liturgy
Cardinal Francis Arinze

Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, delivered the this Keynote Address at the Gateway Liturgical Conference which was held in St Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., 11 November 2006. In his address, the Cardinal emphasized the privileged place of Latin in the Roman Rite, and summarized the principles of good translation to the vernacular. LITURGY LITURGICAL ABUSES GREGORIAN CHANT VATICAN II VOX CLARA LANGUAGE PRAYER

315. Liturgy - zlitur213.htm - Lay Preaching on Good Friday
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the Good Friday celebration is not a Mass, the homily is still reserved to an ordained minister. TRIDUUM MAUNDY HOLY THURSDAY

316. Liturgy - zlitur203.htm - Layman's Gestures During Eucharistic Prayer
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. As to whether laymen should imitate the celebrant, "the general principle involved in gestures that accompany prayers is that they are performed only by those who actually say the words." MASS

317. Liturgy - zlitur208.htm - Laypeople Distributing Ashes
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There seems to be no prohibition against a lay person helping to distribute ashes during Mass, provided they have been blessed by a priest. BLESSINGS ASH WEDNESDAY

318. Liturgy - zlitur279.htm - Laypeople's Use of Oil
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "In no instance may the non-ordained [extraordinary ministers] perform anointings either with the Oil of the Sick or any other oil." ANOINTING OF THE SICK EXTREME UNCTION CHAPLAIN MINISTRY

319. LITURGY - DISCHANT.TXT - Learning the Discipline of Chant
W. Patrick Cunningham

This article argues for the reclaiming of Gregorian chant by the Church before it is completely appropriated by the New Age. Taken from the July/August 1996 issue of "Fidelity" magazine.

320. Liturgy - zlitur85.htm - Leavened vs. Unleavened Bread
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Leavened bread (without special permission) is not licit matter for the Latin Rite, though it is licit for Eastern Rite Churches. For validity, the bread, whether leavened or unleavened, must be made from wheat. MASS WINE MUSTUM

321. Liturgy - zlitur231.htm - Leaving Right After Communion
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Leaving Mass right after Communion shows a lack of respect to God, and a lack of understanding of one's part in the worship and mission of the Church. INDIVIDUALISM THANKSGIVING

322. Liturgy - zlitur111.htm - Lector in an Irregular Relationship
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. It is not permissable for a person who is impeded from receiving Communion to have a public role in the liturgical assembly. EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS SCANDAL

323. Liturgy - ZLITUR32.HTM - Let the Little Children Run?
Father Edward McNamara

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers common questions on liturgical norms. "There should be a certain degree of balance between the presence of families at Mass and the overall atmosphere of reverence proper to the celebration." Also, Father addresses questions on the liturgical instruction, Redemptionis Sacramentum, regarding use of extraordinary ministers, joining other rites to the Mass, and gifts at the Offertory. FAMILY EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION OFFERTORY OFFERINGS

324. LITURGY - OUTINLAN.TXT - Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi: The Outrage of Inclusive Language
Msgr. Richard J. Schuler

This article by Msgr. Richard J. Schuler was originally given as an address at the conference marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Saint Paul, Minnesota, chapter of Catholics United for the Faith (CUF), April 16,1994.) and was later published in the Summer issue of 'Sacred Music.' INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE SCHULER LITURGY TRANSLATION

325. Liturgy - zlitur99.htm - Lighted Candles at the Lectern
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There is no authorization of lighted candles at at the ambo, during Liturgy of the Word, and it tends to blur the traditional distinction between reading of the Gospel and other scripture readings. EUCHARIST MASS BOOK OF THE GOSPELS

326. Liturgy - zlitur387a.htm - Lighting the Advent Candles
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While there is no prescribed order in which candles of the Advent wreath should be lit (whether to the left or the right of the first candle), the same order should be followed consistently. ROSE CANDLE LUTHERANS

327. Liturgy - zlitur265.htm - Lighting the Easter Candle
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. During Eastertide, the Paschal candle is lit for "liturgical acts celebrated with some degree of solemnity." BLESSED SACRAMENT BENEDICTION EXPOSITION

328. Liturgy - zlitur359.htm - Limited Veneration of the Cross
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the Veneration of the Cross by all the faithful individually is preferable, other alternatives are countenanced. GOOD FRIDAY

329. LITURGY - LISTLITU.TXT - Listening & Liturgy
Rev. Peter T. MacCarthy

'The purpose of the liturgy is to manifest our perception of God and our response to Him. It is theocentric rather than homocentric.' This article appeared in the Fall 1993 issue of 'Sacred Music.' SACRED MUSIC LITURGY MACCARTHY

330. LITURGY - LMREF.TXT - Liturgical and Musical Reforms
Robert Skeris

An editorial assessing the relative success of liturgical and musical reform in the United States, and what to do about the shortcomings, by Fr. Skeris, from Sacred Music, Vol 117, No. 4, Winter 1990. LITURGY REFORM SACRED MUSIC SKERIS VATICAN II CHANGE

331. Liturgy - ZLITUR52.HTM - Liturgical Dancing
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Liturgical dancing, although permitted in some African and Asian cultures, is not permitted in the West because of its profane associations there. DANCE MASS EUCHARIST

332. LITURGY - DANCEHAR.TXT - Liturgical Dancing
Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

Taken from 'The Modern Catholic Dictionary'

333. LITURGY - LITDIR.TXT - Liturgical Directives
Clementine Lenta

A compilation of excerpts from various Church documents that pertain to different questions on the liturgy. Very helpful for those who suffering from liturgical abuses in their parish.

334. LITURGY - LITDIR.ZIP - Liturgical Directives
Clementine Lenta

A compilation of excerpts from various Church documents that pertain to different questions on the liturgy. Very helpful for those who suffering from liturgical abuses in their parish.

335. Liturgy - litdressratz.htm - Liturgical Dress According to Ratzinger
Juan Manuel de Prada

Pope Benedict's liturgical dress is shown to be part of the larger liturgical tradition. The Holy Father's restoration of certain of these items is intended to make the liturgy more comprehensible to the people of our time. PARAMENTS RESURRECTION GUARDINI CAMAURO SATURNO

336. Liturgy - zlitur284.htm - Liturgical Garb for Habit-Wearers
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A priest wearing a religious habit should cover it with an alb and, if necessary, an amice when celebrating Mass. VESTMENTS SURPLICE CHASUBLE STOLE HOOD

337. LITURGY - FR91300.TXT - Liturgical Music and the Restoration of the Sacred
Rev. Robert A. Skeris

The following address opened a Colloquium on Musica Sacra at Christendom College, June 28-30, 1991. Taken from the Fall 1991 issue of "Faith & Reason".

338. LITURGY - FR91300.ZIP - Liturgical Music and the Restoration of the Sacred
Rev. Robert A. Skeris

The following address opened a Colloquium on Musica Sacra at Christendom College, June 28-30, 1991. Taken from the Fall 1991 issue of "Faith & Reason".

339. LITURGY - FR92303.TXT - Liturgical Music and the Restoration of the Sacred
Rev. Robert A. Skeris

Keynote address at the annual Liturgical Music Colloquium held at Christendom College on June 25, 1992. Taken from the Fall 1992 issue of "Faith & Reason".

340. LITURGY - RESTOR.TXT - Liturgical Music and the Restoration of the Sacred
Fr. Robert Skeris

Taken from Sacred Music, Vol. 118, No. 2, Summer 1991. This paper was given as the keynote lecture at the symposium held at Christendom College, Front Royal, VA, USA, June 28-30, 1991. SKERIS SACRED MUSIC LITURGY SYMPOSIUM

341. LITURGY - RESTOR.ZIP - Liturgical Music and the Restoration of the Sacred
Fr. Robert Skeris

Taken from Sacred Music, Vol. 118, No. 2, Summer 1991. This paper was given as the keynote lecture at the symposium held at Christendom College, Front Royal, VA, USA, June 28-30, 1991. SKERIS SACRED MUSIC LITURGY SYMPOSIUM

342. Liturgy - zliturvest.htm - Liturgical Vestments and the Vesting Prayers
Father Mauro Gagliardi

In this article, Father Mauro Gagliardi, a consultor of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, explains the prayers the celebrant says while vesting for the liturgy. See Index Page. IN PERSONA CHRISTI AMICE ALB GIRDLE CINCTURE MANIPLE STOLE CHASUBLE

343. Liturgy - litworshjp2.htm - Liturgical Worship in Honour of Blessed John Paul II
CDW

In view of the Beatification of John Paul II — presided over by his Successor Benedict XVI on 1 May 2011 in St Peter's Square — the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has issued a Decree regulating liturgical worship in honour of the new Blessed, which was signed on 2 April and written in Latin. An English translation follows. LITURGICAL YEAR CALENDAR FEAST MEMORIAL

344. LITURGY - BISPRING.TXT - Liturgy Occupies Bishops at Spring Meeting
Susan Benofy and Helen Hull Hitchcock

A report on the National Conference of Catholic Bishops [NCCB] Spring meeting in Portland, OR June 20-22, 1996, which concerned the proposed revisions of the Roman Missal, Segments V and VI.

345. LITURGY - 08371A.TXT - Liturgy of Jerusalem
Catholic Encyclopedia

The Rite of Jerusalem is that of Antioch. That is to say, the Liturgy that became famous as the use of the patriarchical church of Antioch, that through the influence of that Church spread throughout Syria and Asia Minor, and was the starting point of the development of the Byzantine rite, is itself originally the local liturgy, not of Antioch, but of Jerusalem. It is no other than the famous liturgy of St. James.

346. Liturgy - ZLITURG1.HTM - Liturgy: Are Glass Chalices OK for Mass?
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. Though not strictly prohibited, glass is of doubtful suitability for a chalice. EUCHARIST PRECIOUS BLOOD

347. LITURGY - WHATMEAN.TXT - Liturgy: What Does It Mean?
Fr. Christopher Maxwell-Stewart

Fr. Christopher Maxwell-Stewart explains the nature of the liturgy, emphasizing it as an integral part of our family relationship with God, fulfilled in Christ, and designed to impress Christ's personality on ourselves. Taken from the July 1996 issue of FAITH Magazine.

348. Liturgy - zlitur383.htm - Managing a Large Missal
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. For the introductory rites at Mass, a chapel edition of the Missal could be more easily held by a server than the larger, heavier altar edition. PODIUM RUBRICS

349. LITURGY - FEAST.TXT - Marian Feasts in the Roman Calendar
Michael Hains

An article on the Marian Feasts in the Roman Calendar. Suitable for children. MARY ROMAN FEAST SAINT

350. Liturgy - zlitur273.htm - Marian Hymns at Offertory
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Marian hymns at the offertory are not inappropriate, particularly if a Marian feast is being celebrated, or the feast of a Saint noted for Marian devotion. MASS PRESENTATION OF GIFTS

351. Liturgy - zlitur211.htm - Marian Masses in Lent and Advent
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. During Advent or Lent, substitution of Masses from the Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for the Masses assigned in the General Roman Calendar, is normally permitted only at Marian shrines. VOTIVE MASSES

352. Liturgy - zlitur379.htm - Marian Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Praying the Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament is entirely proper, since the Rosary itself, although ostensibly Marian, focuses on the Mysteries of Christ. MARY EXPOSITION

353. Liturgy - zlitur421.htm - Mass and Benediction
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. If the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for a period of adoration after Communion at Mass, the final blessing and dismissal are omitted. INCENSE

354. Liturgy - ZLITUR79.HTM - Mass for Unbaptized Children Who Die
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "...the celebration of funeral rites for an unbaptized child usually requires the permission of the local bishop who considers the pastoral circumstances involved." LIMBO CATECHISM

355. Liturgy - zlitur90.htm - Mass in 2 Languages
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Mass in more than one language at a time should have a "congruent reason," "usually involving a special occasion drawing members of two or more nationalities for the celebration." Latin for the common, along with the vernacular for the rest of the Mass, is always permissible. EUCHARIST HYMNS

356. Liturgy - ZLITUR70.HTM - Mass Intentions
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Any Catholic may offer a Mass at which he/she attends for any good intention, but special graces result from the offering of Mass by a priest for the same intention. EUCHARIST STIPEND

357. LITURGY - MASS.TXT - Mass of the Western Rites
Dom Cabrol

Published in 1934 by Sands & Company. This book comprises a study of the Latin or Mass of the Western Rites; that is, of the Mass as celebrated in Africa, Gaul, Spain, Great Britain, and Northern Italy and in the other Latin countries in the Middle Ages, as well as in Rome. The historical development of the Roman liturgy from the fifth to the twentieth century is also covered. GREEK SYNAXIS DIDACHE ANAPHORA ORIENTAL OCCIDENTAL CELTIC MASS LYON CARTHUSIAN BEN

358. LITURGY - MASS.ZIP - Mass of the Western Rites
Dom Cabrol

Published in 1934 by Sands & Company. This book comprises a study of the Latin or Mass of the Western Rites; that is, of the Mass as celebrated in Africa, Gaul, Spain, Great Britain, and Northern Italy and in the other Latin countries in the Middle Ages, as well as in Rome. The historical development of the Roman liturgy from the fifth to the twentieth century is also covered. GREEK SYNAXIS DIDACHE ANAPHORA ORIENTAL OCCIDENTAL CELTIC MASS LYON CARTHUSIAN BEN

359. Liturgy - zlitur366.htm - Mass With the Society of St. Pius X
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While the Masses celebrated by priests of the Society of St Pius X are valid, they are illicit. They should be attended by the faithful only if no other Catholic Mass is available. EXTRAORDINARY FORM PENANCE MATRIMONY SCHISM

360. Liturgy - zlitur165.htm - Masses for Non-Catholic Officials
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Masses may be offered for non-Catholic officials without necessarily being offered for their intentions. POLITICS

361. Liturgy - zlitur234.htm - Masses for Priestly Vocations
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. As a stipended intention, Mass may be offered for priestly vocations as a stipended intention any day of the year, excepting All Souls' Day, but there are restrictions on when the liturgical form for vocations may be used. HOLY ORDERS LITURGICAL CALENDAR CANON LAW

362. Liturgy - zlitur445.htm - Masses for the Election of a Pope
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. To the question of whether the Mass for the Election of a Pope may be celebrated, in place of the Mass of the day, in Lent, Father replies in the affirmative, with the Bishop's permission, though not on the Sundays of Lent, Easter, solemnities, Ash Wednesday, or the weekdays of Holy Week. CARDINALS CONCLAVE GIRM

363. Liturgy - zlitur176.htm - Masses for the Living and the Dead
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Masses for the living are more effective in this regard, that they can increase a person's sanctity, while Masses for the dead can only speed their purification. PURGATORY SANCTIFICATION

364. Liturgy - ZLITUR63.HTM - Masses in Honor of the Blessed
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Mass may be celebrated in honor of a Blessed in a locale where the Holy See has authorized his/her inclusion in a diocesan, regional, or national calendar, or, if the Blessed belonged to a Religious Order, in chapels or oratories of that Order anywhere in the world. BEATIFICATION MEMORIALS

365. Liturgy - zlitur275.htm - Masters of Ceremonies
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A master of ceremonies is not, properly speaking, "in charge" of a celebration, but it is his responsibility to see that it is carried out with grace, simplicity, and order. MASS BISHOPS PRIESTS BLESSING EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER

366. Liturgy - zlitur404.htm - Masters of Ceremonies at Papal Events
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father explains the role of the papal Master of Ceremonies, and of his assistants, at liturgical celebrations where the Pope presides. APOSTOLIC VISITS OFFICE OF LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS SEDE VACANTE PAPAL HOUSEHOLD

367. Liturgy - zlitur220.htm - May Crownings of Mary
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The order of crowning in the Rites of the Catholic Church, which is done once by a Bishop or his delegate, is not the same as the annual May crowning, for which no official rite is provided. DEVOTIONS EASTER

368. Liturgy - piccwycross.htm - Meditations for the Way of the Cross
Sr Maria Rita Piccione, OSA

The meditations on the Way of the Cross, at which Benedict XVI presided on Good Friday, 22 April 2011, were written by Sr Maria Rita Piccione, OSA, President of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Federation of Augustinian Monasteries in Italy. This is a translation of the meditations, which were written in Italian. AUGUSTINE HEART TRUTH FALL MARY SIMON OF CYRENE VERONICA COMPUNCTION SUFFERING NAKEDNESS CRUCIFIXION MOTHER GARDEN

369. Liturgy - zlitur161.htm - Membership in the Masons
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Membership in the Masons is still forbidden to Catholics on account of the fundamental principles on which the organization is founded. CANON LAW

370. Liturgy - zlitur294.htm - Mentioning Bishops in the Eucharistic Prayers
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Only those bishops with pastoral authority in the diocese are mentioned by name in the Eucharistic Prayer, usually only the diocesan and one coadjutor or auxiliary. GIRM MASS

371. Liturgy - zlitur374.htm - Mentioning Names at Communion
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. It is not licit for the priest (or other minister of Holy Communion) to address the communicant by name, thereby adding to the formula, "The Body of Christ." MASS EUCHARIST GIRM INTINCTION BYZANTINE

372. Liturgy - zlitur191.htm - Mentioning the Mass Intention
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. It is not required, but appropriate that the celebrant mention the primary intention for which a Mass is being offered, particularly if the person requesting the Mass is present. STIPEND FUNERAL MASS

373. Liturgy - ZDOOR.HTM - Message of Jubilee Holy Door
ZENIT

Virgilio Cardinal Noe, who is responsible for the Fabric of St. Peter's Basilica, reveals the secrets of the Holy Year's great symbol, the Holy Door.

374. LITURGY - MEXVAT.TXT - Mexico City III and Vatican II
Duane Galles

A comparison of the local council of Mexico City III and Vatican II, with respect to the implementation and enforcement of decrees reforming sacred music, by Duane L. C. M. Galles, from Sacred Music, Vol 117, No. 4, Winter 1990. SACRED MUSIC MEXICO CITY VATICAN II SIXTEENTH CENTURY MUSIC REFORM GALLES

375. Liturgy - zlitur251.htm - Midnight Mass and 9 p.m.
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the readings may be chosen from any of the four Masses for Christmas, the Midnight Mass ought not to be anticipated. MISSAL LECTIONARY

376. LITURGY - MISROMAN.TXT - Missale Romanum
Joseph Pope

The object of this article, taken from HPR, is to show that the Latin rite used for the celebration of the Mass by those members of the Catholic Church who come under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of the West was not formed or brought into use by a decree of the Council of Trent. Mr. Pope shows that it 'was an unbroken tradition of about twelve hundred years of use of virtually identical prayers and a tradition of more than 1,500 years of use of any number of

377. Liturgy - zlitur243.htm - Missing or Faulty Forms of Absolution
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A shortened form of absolution, containing the words, "I absolve you from your sins," would be valid, though the full formula should normally be used. CONFESSION PENANCE RECONCILIATION

378. Liturgy - zlitur160.htm - Mixing Blessed and Unblessed Oils
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In case of necessity, any priest may bless new oil for Anointing of the Sick, but only in actual celebration of the sacrament. EXTREME UNCTION

379. Liturgy - zlitur349.htm - Mixing the Forms
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The mixing of the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Roman Rite is not permitted, however, rubrics for the extraordinary form may provide guidance where the ordinary form is vague. MASS EUCHARIST MANIPLE PALL MISSAL

380. Liturgy - zlitur113.htm - Moms Giving First Communion
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. It is not lawful, and conveys the wrong message, for mothers to give their children First Communion. EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS

381. Liturgy - zexternsigns.htm - More Than Words: External Signs of Faith by the Celebrant
Father Nicola Bux

Father Bux, professor of Eastern Liturgy in Bari and consultor of the Congregations for the Doctrine of the Faith, for Saints' Causes, for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, as well as of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations, reflects on the meaning conveyed by the manner in which the words and actions of the liturgy are expressed. GENUFLECTIONS HUMILITY MASS GIRM SACRED VESSELS

382. LITURGY - MUSISPIR.TXT - Music and Spirituality
Fr. Basil Cole

Listening to beautiful music may dispose one to the contemplation of faith, since it mirrors the infinite beauty of God Himself. Sacred music must arouse devotion, and not merely pleasure. Taken from the May 1995 issue of 'Homiletic & Pastoral Review.' COLE MUSIC CONTEMPLATION SACRED

383. Liturgy - zlitur441.htm - Music During the Eucharistic Prayer
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Songs should not be interpolated in the Eucharistic Prayer without specific approval from the Holy See. BISHOP BRAZIL NATIONAL ANTHEM MILITARY

384. LITURGY - MUSBAS.TXT - Music for the Basilica
Duane Galles

A fascinating tour through the Church's legislation regarding the duties of basilicas to be not only showcases of Catholic architecture but of Sacred Music as well. By Duane L. C. M. Galles, from Sacred Music, Vol. 117, No. 2, Summer 1990. BASILICA ARCHITECTURE SACRED MUSIC LEGISLATION CHURCH LITURGY

385. LITURGY - MUSBAS.ZIP - Music for the Basilica
Duane Galles

A fascinating tour through the Church's legislation regarding the duties of basilicas to be not only showcases of Catholic architecture but of Sacred Music as well. By Duane L. C. M. Galles, from Sacred Music, Vol. 117, No. 2, Summer 1990. BASILICA ARCHITECTURE SACRED MUSIC LEGISLATION CHURCH LITURGY

386. LITURGY - 10001A.TXT - Music of the Mass
Catholic Encyclopedia

Under this heading will be considered exclusively the texts of the Mass which receive a musical treatment. These texts comprise those which are sung by the celebrant and the sacred ministers and which are styled "Acceuntus"; and those which are assigned to the choir and which are styled "Concentus".

387. LITURGY - 10001A.ZIP - Music of the Mass
Catholic Encyclopedia

Under this heading will be considered exclusively the texts of the Mass which receive a musical treatment. These texts comprise those which are sung by the celebrant and the sacred ministers and which are styled "Acceuntus"; and those which are assigned to the choir and which are styled "Concentus".

388. LITURGY - MMM.TXT - Music, Mood and Midwifery:An Account of a Diocesan Music Conference
Susan Benofy

A report on a recent music and liturgy conference sponsored by the St. Louis Archdiocesan Office of Music Ministry and the Archdiocesan Music Commission.

389. Liturgy - zlitur304.htm - Need for Annual Confession
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The precept of the Church that we must confess our sins at least once a year, is not limited to those who have committed mortal sin. CONFESSION CANON LAW CATECHISM VENIAL SIN RECONCILIATION

390. LITURGY - NEWBOK.TXT - Needed: A New Book on Ceremonies
Sacred Music

The editors of Sacred Music call for a new book of ceremonies for Catholic worship. Sacred Music, Vol. 117, No. 1, Spring 1990. CEREMONIES BOOK SACRED MUSIC

391. Liturgy - zlitur266.htm - New Priests Blessing Bishops
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father responds to several questions on diverse topics, sent from a priest in Bangladesh. A Bishop may ask for the first blessing of a priest he has ordained, but it does not form part of the rites. ORDINATION DEACONS LITURGY OF THE HOURS INCENSE BOOK OF THE GOSPELS BENEDICTION PALLIUM

392. Liturgy - zlitur453.htm - Newly Ordained as Concelebrant
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In reply to a question of whether newly ordained priests are concelebrants in their ordination Mass, Father answers, Yes. "All the presbyters concelebrate with the bishop in their ordination Mass." EXTRAORDINARY FORM CONCELEBRATION CANON

393. Liturgy - ZLITUR12.HTM - Non-Catholics Distributing the Precious Blood
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. Non-Catholics are not normally permitted to take a liturgical role the Holy Eucharist. MASS COMMUNION LECTOR ECUMENISM

394. Liturgy - zlitur260.htm - Non-Catholics Preaching the Seven Last Words
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Good Friday reflection on the Seven Last Words is not an appropriate venue for ecumenical or interreligious dialogue. ECUMENICAL DIRECTORY JEWISH PROTESTANT EASTERN ORTHODOX

395. Liturgy - zlitur459.htm - Non-celebrating Priests Reading the Gospel
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Gospel should be read by a deacon or, in his absence, a priest other than the celebrant. If, however, a deacon or another priest is not present, the priest celebrant himself should read the Gospel. HOMILY PREACHER

396. Liturgy - zlitur143.htm - Non-liturgical Music in Cathedrals
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. On the permissability of non-liturgical music in cathedrals, it may be permitted by the Ordinary in individual cases, though if only not contrary to the sacred character of the place. SACRED MUSIC

397. Liturgy - zlitur206.htm - Non-ordained Presider
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A layperson may, for good reason, be seated in the sanctuary, but he may not preside at Mass. HIERARCHY PRESIDER RELIGIOUS

398. Liturgy - zlitur185.htm - Novenas and Devotions During Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Novenas, nonliturgical litanies, etc., may be recited immediately before or after Mass, but they should not be introduced into the Mass itself. DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET PIOUS DEVOTIONAL EXERCISE EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

399. Liturgy - zlitur91 - Obedience to a Priest
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The presumption should be that directions from a priest are correct in liturgical and devotional matters, though there is no obligation to obey if he contradicts the Church's liturgical norms. MASS KNEELING CONSECRATION ROSARY

400. Liturgy - zlitur386.htm - Obligation of the Liturgy of the Hours
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Since the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours belongs to the public worship of the Church, priests and transitional deacons are morally bound to celebrate it, unless prevented by reasonable cause, on a daily basis. CANON LAW MORTAL SIN ORDINATION PSALMS DIVINE OFFICE

401. Liturgy - zarsceleb.htm - Observance of Liturgical Norms and Ars Celebrandi
Father Mauro Gagliardi

This is the last article of the Spirit of the Liturgy series, which has been directed by Father Mauro Gagliardi, a consultor of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff and professor of theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum of Rome. This article concerns the importance of the observance of the liturgical norms and the "ars celebrandi." LITURGICAL ABUSES VATICAN II JOHN PAUL II LITURGICAL RENEWAL MASS EUCHARIST

402. LITURGY - 11217A.TXT - Offertory
Catholic Encyclopedia

The rite by which the bread and wine are presented (offered) to God before they are consecrated and the prayers and chant that accompany it. This file presents the history of this rite through the early 20th century.

403. LITURGY - READAPR.ZIP - Office of Readings for the Month of April
Various

The Second Reading taken from The Office of Readings for every day in the month of April. Published by the Daughters of St. Paul, 50, St. Paul's Avenue, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130.

404. LITURGY - READDEC.ZIP - Office of Readings for the Month of December
Various

The Second Reading taken from "The Office of Readings" for every day in the month of December. Published by the Daughters of St. Paul, 50 St. Paul's Avenue, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130.

405. LITURGY - READFEB.ZIP - Office of Readings for the Month of February
Various

The Second Reading taken from "The Office of Readings" for every day in the month of February 1997. Published by the Daughters of St. Paul, 50 St. Paul's Avenue, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130.

406. LITURGY - READJAN.ZIP - Office of Readings for the Month of January
Various

The Second Reading taken from "The Office of Readings" for every day in the month of January 1997. Published by the Daughters of St. Paul, 50 St. Paul's Avenue, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130.

407. LITURGY - READMAR.ZIP - Office of Readings for the Month of March
Various

The Second Reading taken from "The Office of Readings" for every day in the month of March1997. Published by the Daughters of St. Paul, 50 St. Paul's Avenue, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130.

408. LITURGY - READNOV.ZIP - Office of Readings for the Month of November
Various

The Second Reading taken from "The Office of Readings" for every day in the month of November. Published by the Daughters of St. Paul, 50 St. Paul's Avenue, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130.

409. LITURGY - READOCT.ZIP - Office of Readings for the Month of October
Various

The Second Reading taken from "The Office of Readings" for every day in the month of October. Published by the Daughters of St. Paul, 50 St. Paul's Avenue, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130.

410. LITURGY - READSEPT.ZIP - Office of Readings September
Various

The 2nd Reading from the Office of Readings for every day in the month of September. Uploaded by Roscoe Ellis, published by the Daughters of St. Paul, 50 St. Paul's Avenue, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130. OFFICE READINGS SEPTEMBER

411. Liturgy - zlitur159.htm - Office of Readings the Evening Before
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. If the Office of Readings is anticipated on the evening before, it should be read after Vespers for that evening, and preferably before Compline. BREVIARY LITURGY OF THE HOURS

412. Liturgy - zlitur408.htm - Oils in an Emergency
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In case of necessity, a priest can bless any vegetable oil for the anointing of the sick. However, chrism and the oil of catechumens must be blessed by a Bishop. BAPTISM CONFIRMATION ORDINATION OLIVE OIL PARAFFIN

413. Liturgy - zlitur455.htm - Omitting or Adding the Gloria
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. At a Mass of Ordination, the Gloria is sung/said, whether or not it is on a feast or solemnity, unless it is during Lent or Advent. BAPTISM

414. Liturgy - ZLITUR22.HTM - Omitting the Washing of the Hands
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. "The washing of hands at the end of the offertory rites may never be omitted at any Mass." EUCHARIST GIRM PURIFICATION CATHEDRA

415. Liturgy - zlitur319.htm - On Banners, Overhead Projectors and PowerPoint Displays
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There are few specific laws regarding overhead projectors and powerpoint displays, but the general principle is that nothing be introduced which distracts from the liturgy. ART

416. Liturgy - zlitur182.htm - On Changing the Corporal
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In regard to changing the corporal, the GIRM does not require a new corporal for each Mass, but only that the corporal be folded with due care after Communion, and not left open on the altar. CHALICE CIBORIUM SACRARIUM

417. Liturgy - ZLITURG2.HTM - On Consecrating Wine in a Flask or Bottle
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. While not explicitly forbidden, neither is it authorized to consecrated wine other than in a chalice/cup. MASS EUCHARIST

418. Liturgy - zlitcatway.htm - On Liturgical Norms for the Neocatechumenal Way
ZENIT

Liturgical norms issued by the Holy See to the Neocatechumenal Way were the result of more than two years of work, in which seven cardinals participated at the Pope's request. So says Cardinal Francis Arinze, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, in this interview on Vatican Radio, reported by ZENIT. The cardinal commented on the letter sent by his dicastery in the name of Benedict XVI, 1 December 2005, to leaders of the Neocatechumenal Way and on the Holy Father's address to members of the Way on 12 January 2006. MASS EUCHARIST COMMUNION HOMILY

419. Liturgy - zliveliturgy.htm - On Living the Liturgy
ZENIT

In a ZENIT interview, Benedictine Father Juan Javier Flores Arcas, rector of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute, gives a short outline of the structure of the liturgical year. LECTIONARY FERIAS ORDINARY TIME EASTER

420. Liturgy - zlitur248.htm - On Paraliturgies
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Where Bishops' conferences have authorized forms for the community celebration of the Word in the absence of a priest or deacon, this is liturgy, not paraliturgy. A paraliturgy is a celebration with a quasi-liturgical format not determined by Church authority. DIVINE OFFICE LITURGY OF THE HOURS EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION COMMUNITY PIOUS PRACTICES

421. Liturgy - zlitur214.htm - On Pontifical Masses, and the Exultet
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father answers questions on certain ceremonial acts of a Bishop in a Pontifical Mass, and on the singing of the Exultet at the Easter Vigil. CROSIER

422. Liturgy - zmeaningMass.htm - On the Meaning of the Mass
Father Juan Javier Flores

In a series of interviews with ZENIT, Benedictine Father Juan Javier Flores, president of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Rome, answers some fundamental questions that both believers and nonbelievers ask about the Blessed Sacrament. PASSOVER PASCHAL MYSTERY EUCHARIST SACRIFICE MEMORIAL

423. LITURGY - ECHTODAY.TXT - One Catholic Faith, Many Ways to Life in the Trinity...,
Ken Guindon

...Eastern Catholic Churches Today. This file was uploaded by Ken Guidon. CHURCH EASTERN CATHOLIC

424. Liturgy - zlitur357.htm - Options for the Washing of Feet
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In case a priest cannot kneel for the Washing of the Feet, those whose feet are to be washed may be seated on an elevated platform, or else the rite may be omitted. HOLY THURSDAY MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER

425. LITURGY - ORDMAS.TXT - Ordinary of the Mass
Fr. Robert Skeris

An editorial examining the question of musical settings for the Mass and true liturgical renewal. By Fr. Skeris, from Sacred Music, Vol. 117, No. 1, Spring 1990. MASS LITURGY RENEWAL VATICAN II SKERIS ORDINARY SACRED MUSIC TRIDENTINE MASS

426. LITURGY - TRIDMASS.TXT - Ordinary of the Tridentine Mass
CDW

1962 Edition of the Tridentine Mass in English and Latin. MASS TRIDENTINE LATIN

427. LITURGY - TRIDMASS.ZIP - Ordinary of the Tridentine Mass
CDW

1962 Edition of the Tridentine Mass in English and Latin. MASS TRIDENTINE LATIN

428. Liturgy - zlitur169.htm - Origin and Use of the Paschal Candle
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The origin of the paschal candle is ancient, "probably inspired by the Jewish custom of lighting a lamp at the conclusion of the Sabbath." LUCERNARIUM EXULTET EASTER VIGIL

429. LITURGY - ENGTRN.TXT - Our English Translations
Fr. Robert Skeris

An editorial on the English translations offered by the International Committee for English in the Liturgy (ICEL), occasioned by the publication of the Gregorian Missal by Solesmes Abbey, by Fr. Skeris, from Sacred Music Vol. 117, No. 2, Summer 1990. TRANSLATION ENGLISH LATIN GREGORIAN MISSAL SACRED MUSIC SKERIS ICEL SOLESMES

430. Liturgy - zlitur155.htm - Overdoing the Christmas Decorations
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Christmas trees in the sanctuary are not encouraged, and decorations in general should not distract from the altar and ambo. ADVENT FLOWERS

431. Liturgy - zlitur217.htm - Padre Pio, Monsignor Escrivá and the Roman Missal
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. As to why Saints Pio and Escrivá are not included in the Roman Missal, they were canonized after the current edition was published. MARTYROLOGY CANONIZATION OPUS DEI UNIVERSAL CALENDAR

432. LITURGY - PALTRN.TXT - Palestrina
Karl Gustav Fellerer

This article, by Karl Gustav Fellerer, was taken from Sacred Music, vol. 118, No. 3, Fall 1991. Originally given as a lecture during his visit to the US in 1965 in preparation for the Fifth International Church Music Congress, this study of Palestrina remains valid and useful for contemporary church musicians. FELLERER PALESTRINA SACRED MUSIC MUSICIANS

433. LITURGY - PALTRN.ZIP - Palestrina
Karl Gustav Fellerer

This article, by Karl Gustav Fellerer, was taken from Sacred Music, vol. 118, No. 3, Fall 1991. Originally given as a lecture during his visit to the US in 1965 in preparation for the Fifth International Church Music Congress, this study of Palestrina remains valid and useful for contemporary church musicians. FELLERER PALESTRINA SACRED MUSIC MUSICIANS

434. Liturgy - PLMSUN04.HTM - Palm Sunday - 2004
Fr. Shannon M. Collins

Father Collins of the Fathers of Mercy, resident priest at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, describes the procession of Christ into the Old Jerusalem as a symbolic entrance into the heavenly Jerusalem, whose gates would be opened by the key of His Cross. LITURGY PASCHAL MYSTERY PASSION CRUCIFIXION

435. Liturgy - ZLITUR78.HTM - Papal Funeral, Continued
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers further liturgical questions on the funeral of Pope John Paul II. COLORS CONSECRATION REQUIEM MASS

436. Liturgy - ZLITUR77.HTM - Papal Funerals and the Sede Vacante
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions, liturgical and otherwise, on the passing of the Holy Father. COL0RS PLENARY INDULGENCE COFFIN SPRINKLING INCENSING VICAR

437. Liturgy - zlitur301.htm - Paper Towel Purificators
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Paper towels, whatever their quality, are not suitable for use as altar linens. SACRARIUM CORPORALS ALTAR CLOTHS LAVABO TOWELS

438. LITURGY - PARACT.TXT - Participatio Actuosa (Active Participation)
Fr. Robert Skeris

Participatio Actuosa in Theological and Musical Perspective: Documentary Considerations, by Fr. Robert A. Skeris, reprinted from Divini Cultus Studium (by Fr. Robert Skeris, 1990). A theological and historical study of active participation of the laity in the Mass, especially with respect to Sacred Music. Sacred Music, Vol. 117, No. 4, Winter 1990. ACTIVE PARTICIPATION MASS THEOLOGY SACRED MUSIC SKERIS PARTICIPATIO ACTUOSA

439. LITURGY - PARACT.ZIP - Participatio Actuosa (Active Participation)
Fr. Robert Skeris

Participatio Actuosa in Theological and Musical Perspective: Documentary Considerations, by Fr. Robert A. Skeris, reprinted from Divini Cultus Studium (by Fr. Robert Skeris, 1990). A theological and historical study of active participation of the laity in the Mass, especially with respect to Sacred Music. Sacred Music, Vol. 117, No. 4, Winter 1990. ACTIVE PARTICIPATION MASS THEOLOGY SACRED MUSIC SKERIS PARTICIPATIO ACTUOSA

440. Liturgy - JDPARTIC.HTM - Participation
Jean Danielou

As the writer observes, Vatican II called on the laity to take a more active part in the liturgy, as in other functions of the body of Christ. Their customary passivity was not consistent with their dignity, nor with their responsibility to participate in the Church's mission. An article from November 1968. MAGISTERIUM MINISTRY

441. Liturgy - zlitur198.htm - Participation in Protestant Events
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Catholics may take part in (other than eucharistic) Protestant services, including reading of lessons. ECUMENICAL DIRECTORY WEDDINGS BAPTISMS FUNERALS

442. Liturgy - zlitur415.htm - Pastoral Administrators
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father responds to a question about the role and title of a lay "pastoral administrator," where there is a shortage of priests. CANON LAW ECCLESIAE DE MYSTERIO PRIEST DIRECTOR DEACON HOMILY PREACHING

443. Liturgy - JUBRECON.HTM - Pastoral outreach for the great Jubilee
Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua

In preparation for the new millenium, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia restored thousands of lapsed Catholics to the Church through a five-phased program, culminating in a weekend of Reconciliation. PENANCE RECONCILIATION MILLENIUM JUBILEE PHILADELPHIA

444. Liturgy - zlitur237.htm - Pedophiles and Ordination
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A mental or moral disorder which would disqualify a man from the priesthood, would not invalidate his ordination, if it should take place. SACRAMENTS BAPTISM HOLY ORDERS

445. Liturgy - ZLITUR30.HTM - Penitential Rite in the Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions on liturgical norms. Musical settings are provided for parts of the Penitential Rite, with the exception of the "I confess" of the first form. MASS MISSAL GREGORIAN CHANT KYRIE

446. Liturgy - zlitur119.htm - Picking the Day Lent Begins
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Lent begins 40 days before Easter, excluding Sundays. Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. JULIAN CALENDAR GREGORIAN ASH WEDNESDAY LITURGICAL YEAR

447. Liturgy - ZLITUR58.HTM - Picture of Martin Luther King Jr. in a Church
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Canon 1186 permits public veneration of "only those servants of God whom the authority of the Church has recorded in the list of the saints or the blessed." BEATIFICATION CANONIZATION MARTYRS

448. Liturgy - zlitur149.htm - Pius V's 1570 Bull
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Quo Primum, establishing the liturgy of the Mass "in perpetuity," was a disciplinary measure aimed at those who would change it without authority. TRIDENTINE

449. LITURGY - TABERNCL.TXT - Placing of the Tabernacle
Fr. George Saunders

Father Saunders answers the question of where the tabernacle should be located. Taken from the June 9 issue of 'The Arlington Catholic Herald.' SAUNDERS TABERNACLE CHURCH BLESSED SACRAMENT

450. Liturgy - zcrucifix.htm - Placing the Crucifix at the Center of the Altar
Father Mauro Gagliardi

Father Gagliardi, consultor of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff and of the Congregation for Divine Worship, explains the importance of a clearly visible crucifix on or near the altar, as a focus of prayer during the liturgy. AD ORIENTEM APSE CROSS EAST VERSUS POPULUM

451. Liturgy - zlitur93 - Plexiglass Covering on Altar
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A plexiglass cover is not allowed to cover the white altar cloth during celebration of Mass, and the corporal should not be left on the altar after Mass. EUCHARIST ALTAR LINENS BURSE

452. Liturgy - ZLITUR29.HTM - Polka Masses
Father Edward McNamara

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers common questions on liturgical norms. When we label the Mass we diminish its universal meaning as Christ's sacrifice renewed upon the altar and the sacred banquet uniting us in His Mystical Body. MUSIC DANCE EUCHARIST

453. Liturgy - zlitur117.htm - Polygamy, Sons and the Priesthood
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although illegitimacy is not a canonical impediment to priestly ordination, in some cultures there may be a social stigma that would hinder a priest's pastoral effectiveness. HOLY ORDERS

454. Liturgy - zlitur221.htm - Pope's Processional Cross
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The "new" pastoral cross carried by Benedict XVI originally belonged to Blessed Pius IX. CROSIER PASTORAL STAFF PAUL VI JOHN PAUL II

455. LITURGY - 01348B.TXT - Portable Altar
Catholic Encyclopedia

A portable altar consists of a solid piece of natural stone which must be sufficiently hard to resist every fracture. It is inserted in, or placed on, the table of the altar, about two inches from the front edge, and in such a manner that, by its slight elevation above the table, the celebrant can trace its outlines with his hand and thus recognize its location beneath the altar-cloths.

456. Liturgy - zlitur244.htm - Postures at Adoration and After Communion
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. After Communion, it is best to follow parish custom on whether to sit when the celebrant sits, or at some other time. ABLUTION VESSELS BENEDICTION CONFESSION LITURGY OF THE HOURS

457. LITURGY - PRACLENT.TXT - Practice During Lent
Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

"The courageous observance of the Church's precept of fasting and abstaining during Lent must be accompanied by those two other eminently good works, to which God so frequently urges us in the Scripture: prayer and almsdeeds. Just as under the term 'fasting' the Church comprises all kinds of mortification; so under the word 'prayer' she includes all those exercises of piety whereby the soul holds intercourse with her God. More frequent attendance at the services of the Church, assisting daily at Mass, spiritual reading, meditation upon eternal truths and the Passion, hearing sermons, and, above all, approaching the Sacraments of Penance and the holy Eucharist-these are the chief means whereby the faithful should offer to God the homage of prayer, during this holy season."

458. LITURGY - PRACLENT.ZIP - Practice During Lent
Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

"The courageous observance of the Church's precept of fasting and abstaining during Lent must be accompanied by those two other eminently good works, to which God so frequently urges us in the Scripture: prayer and almsdeeds. Just as under the term 'fasting' the Church comprises all kinds of mortification; so under the word 'prayer' she includes all those exercises of piety whereby the soul holds intercourse with her God. More frequent attendance at the services of the Church, assisting daily at Mass, spiritual reading, meditation upon eternal truths and the Passion, hearing sermons, and, above all, approaching the Sacraments of Penance and the holy Eucharist-these are the chief means whereby the faithful should offer to God the homage of prayer, during this holy season."

459. LITURGY - PRACPASC.TXT - Practice During Paschal Time
Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

The practice for the holy season of Easter mainly consists in the spiritual joy which it should produce in every soul that is risen with Jesus.

460. LITURGY - PRACHW.TXT - Practice During Passiontide and Holy Week
Abbot Gueranger, O.S.B.

The pervading character of the prayers and rites of these two weeks, is a profound grief at seeing the just One persecuted by His enemies even to death, and an energetic indignation against the deicides.

461. Liturgy - zlitur271.htm - Prayers Recited Quietly
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Regarding prayers to be said "silently" by the celebrant at Mass, the Latin rubric secreto means quietly.

462. LITURGY - SMADORVE.TXT - Praying 'Ad Orientem Versus'
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

This article by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf appeared in the Winter 1993 issue of 'Sacred Music.' Father discusses the current practice of the priest facing the people at the altar and provides background on the origins of the Eucharistic prayer and the arrangement of the altar. ZUHLSDORF SACRED MUSIC EUCHARIST ALTAR

463. Liturgy - zlitur222.htm - Praying for the Departed
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of liturgical interest. Prayers for the faithful departed, that they be delivered from the Evil One, most likely refer to the particular judgment, that the departed be counted among the faithful. DIVINE OFFICE LITURGY OF THE HOURS

464. Liturgy - zchaldeanrite.htm - Praying in Jesus' Own Language
ZENIT

The Chaldean Church, whose patriarch resides in Baghdad, Iraq, takes pride in its ancient liturgy which uses the same language Jesus used. In November 2005, the Chaldean liturgy underwent a reform following a special synod in Rome. To assess the extent of the reform, ZENIT interviewed Monsignor Petrus Yousif, professor of Syro-Chaldean patrology and Chaldean liturgy at the Pontifical Oriental Institute and the Catholic Institute of Paris. ORIENTAL RITES ASSYRIANS MALABARS ARAMAIC

465. Liturgy - zlitur270.htm - Pre-recorded Masses
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father lists criteria for pre-recorded Masses, televised for the benefit of those prevented from attending a live Mass. VALIDITY LICEITY

466. Liturgy - ZLITUR59.HTM - Pre-recorded Music at Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers common questions on liturgical norms. Recorded music at Mass is not expressly forbidden, but live participation by choir and people is normally presumed. EUCHARIST MUSICIANS

467. Liturgy - zlitur232.htm - Precious Blood for Young Children
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There is no norm forbidding children from receiving the Precious Blood, though it is advisable that they begin with intinction. WINE COMMUNION

468. Liturgy - ZEXOR.HTM - Prefect for Divine Worship on the New Rite of Exorcism
ZENIT

ZENIT, January 26, 1999. Cardinal Jorge Medina, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, presented the New Rite for Exorcisms of the Roman Ritual in the Vatican Press Hall

469. Liturgy - zlitur261.htm - Prelude Music; Eucharist in Sacristy Safe
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. During Lent, the organ should be played only to support the singing; and the Blessed Sacrament should remain on the altar of repose after Mass on Holy Thursday till Communion on Good Friday. GOOD FRIDAY SOLEMN ADORATION

470. Liturgy - ZLITUR44.HTM - Preparation of the Gifts
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The bread and wine should be prepared during the Mass and offered separately before consecration. EUCHARIST OFFERTORY

471. LITURGY - VESTMT.TXT - Preparing for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Janice Smyth

Published in 1985 by Holy Angels Press. This chapter, ECCLESIASTICAL VESTMENTS: A BRIEF HISTORY, was taken from the book PREPARING FOR THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS, by Janice Smyth. The book contains a wealth of informtion about the history of the Mass, the altar, vestments, sacred vessels and sacred linens. It contains instruction on how to make sacred linens and includes patterns. The book may be obtained from Our Lady of the Rosary S

472. Liturgy - ZLITUR24.HTM - Preparing the Corporal on the Altar
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers common questions on liturgical norms. Altar servers may spread the corporal and otherwise prepare the altar for Liturgy of the Eucharist. OFFERTORY BOWS PROCESSION

473. Liturgy - PCROMMIS.HTM - Press Conference on the Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum
Father Lecuyer

In his press conference, April 1969, Fr Lecuyer lists the changes introduced into the traditional Roman Missal commanded by Pope Paul VI, in his Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum, on the basis of directives of the Second Vatican Council. MASS EUCHARIST LITURGY GIRM

474. Liturgy - ZLITUR53.HTM - Previously Consecrated Hosts for Concelebrants
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A Mass is not invalidated by concelebrating priests receiving Communion from previously consecrated Hosts, but the practice is illicit. EUCHARIST SACRIFICE

475. LITURGY - 01348C.TXT - Privileged Altar
Catholic Encyclopedia

An altar is said to be privileged when, in addition to the ordinary fruits of the Eucharistic Sacrifice, a plenary indulgence is also granted whenever Mass is celebrated thereon, the indulgence must be applied to the individual soul for whom Mass is offered.

476. Liturgy - zwrshptrad.htm - Promoting Worship With the Traditional Mass
ZENIT

Today, the Traditional Latin Mass is foreign to some, and a lingering memory to others. But there are those who are dedicated to keeping it alive, and included in this group is the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), a growing community of priests that are devoted to celebrating the extraordinary form of the Mass. ZENIT interviews Fr Calvin Goodwin, of the FSSP. VOCATIONS PRIESTHOOD SEMINARIANS SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

477. Liturgy - zlitur103.htm - Proper Posture After Communion
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The priest may either stand or sit after Communion, while the deacon gathers the remaining hosts into one vessel and carries it to the tabernacle. EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS PURIFICATION

478. Liturgy - zlitur122.htm - Prostration and Vestments on Good Friday
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In the Good Friday liturgy, prostration is the preferred posture for priest and deacon on approaching the altar, though kneeling is permitted. CHASUBLE TRIDUUM COPE

479. Liturgy - zlitur348.htm - Prostration at the Consecration
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although prostration at the consecration shows a deep reverence for the mystery, it is better that all the faithful should adopt the uniform posture of kneeling. GALLICAN RITE MASS EUCHARIST ORDINATIONS

480. Liturgy - ZLITURG8.HTM - Protestant Songs at Mass
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. Protestant hymns may be used in the liturgy provided they conform to Catholic doctrine and are approved by episcopal authority. MUSIC MASS EUCHARIST

481. Liturgy - zlitur209.htm - Purification of Sacred Vessels in U.S.
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Regarding purification of sacred vessels by extraordinary ministers, the indult formerly permitting it has been withdrawn. DEACON INSTITUTED ACOLYTE CHALICE CIBORIUM

482. Liturgy - ZLITUR66.HTM - Purifying Vessels Away From the Altar
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. It is permissible, "especially if there are several vessels to be purified, to leave them suitably covered on a corporal, either at the altar or at the credence table, and to purify them immediately after Mass following the dismissal of the people." MASS ABLUTIONS

483. Liturgy - zlitur292.htm - Questionable Baptism
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In a valid baptism, it is necessary for the same person to both pour the water and speak the words. SACRAMENTS CONDITIONAL FORMA ABSOLUTA

484. Liturgy - zlitur247.htm - Readers' Bows to the Presider
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. From liturgical texts, it does not seem that a reader's bow to the celebrant, although appropriate, is obligatory. LECTORS ALTAR SANCTUARY

485. Liturgy - solemndays.htm - Reflection on the Most Solemn Days for Christians: the Triduum
Michael Monshau, OP

Father Monshau, Professor of Liturgy, Homiletics and Spirituality at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum), Rome, outlines the solemn liturgy begun on Holy Thursday, and ending with the Easter Vigil. He also cites examples of extra-liturgical devotion, which enhance celebration of the liturgy during this time. GOOD FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION PILGRIMAGE TENEBRAE LITURGY OF THE HOURS DIVINE OFFICE ALTAR OF REPOSE LAMB

486. LITURGY - REFLECT.TXT - Reflections on Sacred Music and the Liturgy
Peter A. Kwasniewski

Article on the nature and purpose of liturgical music. Taken from the May/June 1996 issue of "The Catholic Faith".

487. Liturgy - ZLITUR80.HTM - Relics in the Altar
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The tradition of placing relics beneath altars should be preserved, provided the authenticity of the relics can be determined. RELIQUARY DEDICATION GIRM

488. Liturgy - ZLITUR54.HTM - Religious Receiving the Chalice at the Altar
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Redemptionis Sacramentum 94 forbids a person, other than the celebrating priest, to administer Holy Communion to himself from the altar. MASS EUCHARIST

489. Liturgy - ZLITUR67.HTM - Removal of Altar Rails
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Altar rails may be removed, if they are an obstacle to distribution of Communion, but "great care must be taken before altering churches of certain historical value or even particular elements of a church that may have particular artistic merit." MASS ARCHITECTURE SANCTUARY

490. Liturgy - zlitur412.htm - Removing the Blessed Sacrament
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father responds to a question about removal of the Blessed Sacrament from the sanctuary when a concert or ecumenical prayer service is permitted in the church. EUCHARIST MUSIC DRESS SACRED LITURGY

491. Liturgy - zlitur440.htm - Renewal of Marriage Vows
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A form for renewal of marriage vows, while approved in some countries, "should avoid any expression that might hint at actually renewing the original sacramental bond." SACRAMENT MATRIMONY

492. LITURGY - RENCHU.TXT - Renovation of Churches
William Worden

A reflection on Church policy regarding the renovation of Churches as part of the liturgical renewal, by William Worden. Sacred Music Vol. 117, No. 1, Spring 1990. CHURCH ARCHITECTURE LITURGY RENEWAL RENOVATION SACRED MUSIC

493. Liturgy - zreorient.htm - Reorienting the Mass
ZENIT

The statement asserting that the priest celebrating the older form of the Mass has "his back to the people" misses the point, says Father Uwe Michael Lang of the London Oratory and recently appointed to work for the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church. In this interview with ZENIT, Father Lang speaks about the "ad orientem" posture and the possibilities for a rediscovery of the ancient liturgical practice. EAST SUN LIGHT ESCHATOLOGY

494. Liturgy - zlitur341.htm - Requiem Masses on Sundays of Advent
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. GIRM 380 permits a Funeral Mass to be celebrated on any day except for Solemnities which are holy days of obligation, Holy Thursday, the Easter Triduum, and the Sundays of Advent, Lent, and Easter. FUNERAL LITURGY OUTSIDE OF MASS

495. Liturgy - ZLITUR49.HTM - Reservation and Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "Liturgical norms do not allow the Blessed Sacrament to remain exposed in church during Mass." EUCHARIST

496. Liturgy - zlitur120.htm - Reserving the Precious Blood
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Precious Blood may not be reserved except for Communion of the sick who cannot receive the Lord under the form of bread. EUCHARIST EASTERN RITES PRE-SANCTIFIED

497. LITURGY - RESTSACR.TXT - Restore the Sacred
Robert Moynihan

Many in Rome would like to see a 'reform of the reform' in the liturgy of the Latin rite of the Roman Catholic Church. Not least among them: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. What kind of reform does he envision? One which restores a sense of God's presence, of the sacred. This article was taken from the August/September 1995 issue of 'Inside the Vatican.'

498. Liturgy - revelsimplicity.htm - Revelation and Simplicity in Scripture
Cardinal William Joseph Levada

This is a shortened version of the homily delivered by Cardinal William Joseph Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on the occasion of the Dedication of the Seminary Chapel of Sts Peter and Paul, for the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, U.S.A., on 3 March 2010. ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY FORM EUCHARIST ZACCHEUS LITURGY SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM COMMUNION PRIESTHOOD

499. Liturgy - ZLITUR62.HTM - Rhythm of the Scripture Readings
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Here he explains the general structure of the schedule of readings at Mass, for Sundays and weekdays. EUCHARIST LECTIONARY

500. Liturgy - zlitur375.htm - Right-Handed Gestures
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The rule is not absolute that the sign of the cross be made with the right hand, or genuflections on the right knee, but this is the immemorial custom, which is not difficult for left-handed people to observe. GIRM

501. Liturgy - zlitur307.htm - Rite of Election of Catechumens
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Regarding the progressive steps of the catechumenate, they are to spiritually strengthen the catechumen, so they may receive the sacraments of initiation with the greatest knowledge and commitment. BAPTISM SCRUTINIES PRESENTATIONS PURIFICATION ENLIGHTENMENT

502. Liturgy - zlitur226.htm - Rite of Marriage
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In a nuptial Mass, the penitential rite is omitted, and Gloria and Creed are included only if they would normally be used in the Mass for that day. LATIN READINGS

503. Liturgy - zlitur162.htm - Rite of Sprinkling with Holy Water
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. It is not appropriate to replace the new rite of sprinkling before Mass with the Asperges of the old rite. HOLY WATER

504. Liturgy - zlitur335.htm - Rosary During Eucharistic Adoration
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Congregation for Divine Worship, in an official response, states that it is permitted to publicly pray the rosary before the Blessed Sacrament exposed. POPULAR DEVOTIONS EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION ADORATION

505. Liturgy - ZLITUR61.HTM - Rose-Colored Vestments on Gaudete Sunday
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Use of rose-colored vestments on Gaudete and Laetare Sundays (3rd Sunday in Advent, 4th Sunday in Lent) is permitted, and even encouraged where they may be had. MASS EUCHARIST LITURGICAL SEASONS YEAR COLORS

506. LITURGY - MUSYER.TXT - Sacred Music and the Liturgical Year
Fr. Robert Skeris

This article, by Fr. Skeris, was taken from Sacred Music, Vol. 118, no. 3, Fall 1991. 'The church calendar, or the liturgical year, is a sacramental, i.e., it is a sign of a deeper reality and it is a means of grace . . . The Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, is indeed the very Person of Christ living on for each succeeding generation, inviting us to live His life which He presents to us in the liturgy, especially in the Mass.' SKERIS CHU

507. Liturgy - zsacrmusic.htm - Sacred Music at the Service of Truth
Father Paul Gunter, OSB

Father Gunther extrapolates on St Augustine's saying, that he who sings prays twice, explaining that it is not just any music, but sacred music that is a loving response to the goodness of God. NUMINOUS LITURGY PIPE ORGAN GREGORIAN CHANT

508. Liturgy - zsacrmuscris.htm - Sacred Music in Crisis
ZENIT

Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci, who served for over 40 years as director of the Sistine Chapel Choir, says that although sacred music is currently in crisis, there are signs of hope. ZENIT spoke with the cardinal about his years as director of the choir, and his views on sacred music at this time. LITURGICAL REFORM VATICAN II GREGORIAN CHANT POLYPHONY PALESTRINA

509. Liturgy - zmusicword.htm - Sacred Music that Serves the Word of God
ZENIT

Father Samuel Weber, professor in the divinity school of Wake Forest University in North Carolina and also a monk of the St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana, has been appointed the first director of the Institute for Sacred Music, initiated by Archbishop Raymond Burke in St. Louis. In this interview with ZENIT, Father Weber discusses how the Institute for Sacred Music will try to restore Gregorian chant’s “pride of place” in the liturgy. LITURGY OF THE HOURS POLYPHONY

510. Liturgy - sacrmusc.htm - Sacred Music vs. Satanic Music
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In EWTN's televised Mass, Father Miguel, MFVA, preached a homily on 22 November 2006, for the Memorial of St. Cecilia, Patroness of Sacred Music. Father spoke of the sanctifying effect of good liturgical music, as opposed to the degrading effect of satanic music, to which young people are exposed. SATANISM BLACK MASS

511. LITURGY - SACRSIGN.TXT - Sacred Signs
Romano Guardini

Published in 1956 by Pio Decimo Press. Written to help open up the world of the liturgy The liturgy is not a matter of ideas, but of actual things, as they are now, not as they were in the past. Helps discern in the living liturgy what underlies the visible sign, to discover the soul from the body, the hidden and spiritual from the external and material. SIGN OF THE CROSS HANDS KNEELING STANDING WALKING STRIKING THE BREAST STEPS DOORS CANDLES HOLY WATER FIRE AHSES I

512. LITURGY - SACRSIGN.ZIP - Sacred Signs
Romano Guardini

Published in 1956 by Pio Decimo Press. Written to help open up the world of the liturgy The liturgy is not a matter of ideas, but of actual things, as they are now, not as they were in the past. Helps discern in the living liturgy what underlies the visible sign, to discover the soul from the body, the hidden and spiritual from the external and material. SIGN OF THE CROSS HANDS KNEELING STANDING WALKING STRIKING THE BREAST STEPS DOORS CANDLES HOLY WATER FIRE AHSES I

513. Liturgy - SIGNS.HTM - Sacred signs and active participation in Mass
Rev. Cassian Folsom, OSB

Father Folsom, a Benedictine monk, is vice-rector of the Pontifical University of Sant' Anselmo and pro-president of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome. This essay was given as an address to the Adoremus Conference, held in Los Angeles on November 22, 1997. MASS LITURGY EUCHARIST POSTURE

514. LITURGY - 10006A.TXT - Sacrifice of the Mass
Catholic Encyclopedia

The word Mass (missa) first established itself as the general designation for the Eucharistic Sacrifice in the West after the time of Pope Gregory the Great (d. 604), the early Church having used the expression the "breaking of bread" (fractio panis) or "liturgy"; the Greek Church has employed the latter name for almost sixteen centuries. This article considers the Mass in It's existence, essence and causuality.

515. LITURGY - 10006A.ZIP - Sacrifice of the Mass
Catholic Encyclopedia

The word Mass (missa) first established itself as the general designation for the Eucharistic Sacrifice in the West after the time of Pope Gregory the Great (d. 604), the early Church having used the expression the "breaking of bread" (fractio panis) or "liturgy"; the Greek Church has employed the latter name for almost sixteen centuries. This article considers the Mass in It's existence, essence and causuality.

516. Liturgy - zlitur215.htm - Saints' Prayers for Souls in Purgatory
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of liturgical interest. We don't know whether the Saints, on their own initiative, pray for the souls in Purgatory, but we can be confident they will if we on earth ask them to do it. INTERCESSION

517. Liturgy - BELLS.HTM - Sanctus Bells: History and Use in the Catholic Church
Matthew D. Herrera

Contrary to the assertions of some, the reform of the liturgy has not made passé the use of Mass bells. In this short monograph, Mr Matthew D. Herrera provides an historical and theological/liturgical answer to such claims. EUCHARIST GIRM GENERAL INSTRUCTION RUBRICS NORMS TRIDENTINE

518. Liturgy - zlitur242.htm - Saturday Mass for Sunday
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. If there is danger of anyone mistaking a ritual Mass, e.g., a nuptial Mass, on Saturday afternoon, as valid for Sunday, then care should be taken that guests know in advance that their Sunday obligation will not be covered. SUNDAY MASS ANTICIPATED

519. Liturgy - zlitur144.htm - Scriptural Basis of the Mass as Sacrifice
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Scriptural evidence that the Mass is a Sacrifice is found in the connection between Old Testament sacrifices and the Lord's words at the Last Supper. EUCHARIST PASSOVER

520. Liturgy - zlitur146.htm - Scriptural Translations
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. English language lectionaries differ in their translations of Scripture. The selections from Scripture are made to convey essential elements of salvation history. BIBLE MISSAL

521. LITURGY - SEEKPRES.TXT - Seeking His Presence
Robert Moynihan

The first of two articles on the "reform of the reform" of the Liturgy. This article was taken from the February issue of "Inside the Vatican."

522. LITURGY - SEEKPRES.ZIP - Seeking His Presence
Robert Moynihan

The first of two articles on the "reform of the reform" of the Liturgy. This article was taken from the February issue of "Inside the Vatican."

523. Liturgy - goodwinmass.htm - Sermon for Feast of the Holy Cross, 14 September 2007, Hanceville, Alabama
Fr. Calvin M. Goodwin, FSSP

On 14 September 2007, at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, Fr. Goodwin, of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, gave the sermon at a celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, in observance of the Motu Proprio of Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum. TRIDENTINE LATIN ICONOSTASIS

524. Liturgy - zlitur434.htm - Shades of Violet in Advent
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "There is nothing in official norms requiring a distinction between the shades [of violet/purple] used in Advent and Lent — nor for funerals." LITURGICAL COLORS VESTMENTS

525. Liturgy - zlitur252.htm - Shifting or Substituting the Sunday Liturgy
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While permission may be granted for the Sunday liturgy to be celebrated on a Friday or Saturday morning, it is not the case that Sunday itself is a transferable feast. CALENDAR MASS FIRST FRIDAY

526. Liturgy - VIACRUCI.HTM - Short Meditations on the Stations of the Cross
Cardinal John Henry Newman

The Holy Father used these meditations, written in the 19th cent. by the Venerable John Henry Newman, for the Stations of the Cross, Good Friday 2001, at the Colosseum. The writings of Cardinal Newman are regarded as having helped shape the thought of Vatican II. PASSION

527. Liturgy - ZLITUR38.HTM - Should Lectors Sit in the Pews?
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. It is basically a practical question. Lectors, whether instituted or commissioned, may have a place in either the sanctuary or the pews. ACOLYTES EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION LAITY

528. Liturgy - zlitur137.htm - Sign of Peace
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. If there is no invitation to the sign of peace, it is not to be exchanged by the people on their own initiative. MASS

529. Liturgy - zlitur456.htm - Signers of a Baptism Certificate
Father Edward McNamara LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The pastor of the parish where a baptism is celebrated is canonically required to sign the register, whether or not he directly administered the baptism. MINISTER SACRAMENTS

530. Liturgy - zadvwreath.htm - Significance of Advent Wreath
ZENIT

The Advent wreath is one of the Christian symbols used to call to mind the coming of the Messiah. In this interview with ZENIT, Father Juan Javier Flores Arcas, rector of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of St. Anselm in Rome, speaks about the significance of the Advent wreath. SCANDINAVIA

531. Liturgy - ZSIGNCRO.HTM - Significance of the Sign of the Cross
ZENIT

The multifaceted significance of the sign of the cross has been investigated and explained by author Bert Ghezzi. He told ZENIT how the sign came about, what six meanings it has, and why making it reverently can enhance one's life in Christ. SACRAMENTALS DEVOTION BAPTISM

532. LITURGY - SIGSYM.TXT - Signs & Symbols: A Reflection
Emilio Higglesden

A reflection on signs and symbols in Church worship, specifically The Sign of the Cross, Genuflection, Holy Water, The Church Building, and the symbolic value of the Eucharist. Originally an address to a youth group at John Fisher School in Surrey, England; printed in FAITH (London), and reprinted in Sacred Music, Vol. 117, No. 4, Winter 1990. SIGN SYMBOL HOLY WATER EUCHARIST GENUFLECTION SACRED MUSIC HIGGLESDEN

533. LITURGY - SILKPURS.TXT - Silk Purses and Sow's Ears: 'Inclusive Language' Comes to Mass
Fr. Patrick Mankowski, S.L.

Fr. Paul Mankowski, asserts that there is no such thing as inclusive language. This article appeared in the February 1994 issue of VOICES, published by Women for Faith & Family, P.O. Box 8326, St. Louis, MO 63132, 314-863-8385. INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE MASS MANKOWSKI VOICES FEMINISM

534. Liturgy - zlitur342.htm - Singing at the Elevation
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. As to singing at the elevation, as with any other addition to the liturgical text, it is unwarranted. EUCHARIST MASS RUBRICS SINGING

535. LITURGY - SINGLESS.TXT - Singing Lessons
Robert A. Skeris

Fr. Robert Skeris, chairman of the theology department at Christendom College and former professor of liturgy at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, explains the necessary steps to revive sacred music in the Catholic Church. Taken from the September 1996 issue of "Crisis" magazine.

536. Liturgy - zlitur437.htm - Singing the Alleluia at the Ambo
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Alleluia may be sung either at the ambo or at "some other suitable place." GOSPEL CHANT CANTOR LECTIONARY GRADUALE

537. Liturgy - zlitur128.htm - Singing the Consecration
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. One of the changes brought about by Vatican II's liturgical reform was the possibility of a sung consecration. Until then, "the Latin rite was practically the only one that did not sing the words of the consecration." EUCHARIST MASS

538. Liturgy - zlitur448.htm - Singing the Gospel
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "There is no rule which would oblige the Gospel to be sung in any particular season nor any norm that would restrict its being sung outside of these seasons." SOLEMNITIES FEASTS GREGORIAN CHANT LATIN

539. Liturgy - zlitur464.htm - Singing the Sursum Corda
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There is no rule stating that, unless the Sursum Corda, Mystery of Faith, and concluding Doxology are all chanted, none may be chanted. PAPAL MASSES EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

540. LITURGY - ANGELS.TXT - Singing with the Angels
Rembert Herbert

Gregorian chant cannot be fully understood as a mere art form; in its pure form it is rather an approach to prayer. This article appeared in the June 1995 issue of 'The Catholic World Report.'

541. Liturgy - zlitur186.htm - Slide Shows at Homilies
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Slide shows may not replace the homily, nor are they to be preferred to the spoken word. TAPES VIDEOS APPEALS

542. Liturgy - zlitur240.htm - Solemnities, Feasts, Memorials
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father McNamara explains how "feasts" are classified, and how their classification is reflected in the celebration of Mass. CORPUS CHRISTI OBLIGATION LITURGICAL YEAR

543. Liturgy - zlitur426.htm - Songs With God in First Person
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. To the question of whether hymns should be sung in which God speaks in the first person, Father recommends examining each song in particular and judging it on its "doctrinal, literary and musical merits." GREGORIAN CHANT ANTIPHONS

544. Liturgy - ZLITUR17.HTM - Sounds of Silence
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a question on liturgical norms. Liturgical silence encourages interior silence, which is a necessary state of mind for full participation in the Eucharist. MASS GIRM

545. LITURGY - SOURCES.TXT - Sources for Bibles and Prayerbooks
Adoremus magazine

A list of sources compiled by "Adoremus" magazine.

546. Liturgy - zlitur187.htm - Spanish Homilies Read by a Layman
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A homily read by a layman, even if composed by a priest, is not advisable, since it creates a false impression and lacks the personal element. DEACON

547. Liturgy - zlitur343.htm - Spanish Translations for U.S.
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There is no definitive Spanish missal prescribed for use in the United States, although the new Mexican translation, once it is approved, will probably become the standard for this country. MASS FEASTS CONSECRATION

548. Liturgy - zlitur327.htm - Speaking in Tongues at Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. As to whether speaking in tongues is permissable at Mass, it does not conform to the authentic charism of the Catholic Charismatic renewal. EUCHARISTIC PRAYER HYMNS BRAZIL

549. Liturgy - zspiritliturgy.htm - Spirit of the Liturgy
ZENIT

In honor of the Year for Priests (6/2009-6/2010), ZENIT presents a series of articles, by expert theologians, liturgists and canonists, presenting the role and task of the priest in the various parts of the Mass, with regard to both Ordinary and Extraordinary forms. OBLATIO DONORUM PRESENTATION OF GIFTS AD ORIENTEM MYSTERIUM FIDEI PASCHAL MYSTERY SACRIFICE LAVABO LOW MASS EPISTLE GRADUAL TRACT SEQUENCE GOSPEL RESPONSORIAL PSALM AMBO LECTORS READERS HOMILY FORMULA OF INTENTION DOMINUS VOBISCUM PENITENTIAL RITE COLLECT CONVERSION REVERENCE PARTICIPATION ACTIO DEI

550. Liturgy - zlitur466.htm - St. Pius Instead of St. Pio
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father responds to the question of why St Padre Pio's name, in the current edition of the Roman Missal, is Pius. THERESE TERESA

551. Liturgy - zlitur353.htm - Stamping the Faithful With Ashes
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The use of a stamp in the imposition of ashes could distract from receiving the ashes as a sign of personal penance and conversion. SIGN OF THE CROSS DUST

552. Liturgy - zlitur449.htm - Standing at the Pray, Brethren
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. As to when the people rise at the "Pray Brethren," the rubric is not clear, beyond the fact that it should be in time for the conclusion of the people's response. ORATE FRATRES MASS

553. Liturgy - ZLITUR50.HTM - Standing During the Eucharistic Prayer
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In dioceses of the U.S.A., the people should kneel from after Sanctus to the Amen at the end of the Eucharistic Prayer. EUCHARIST GIRM

554. LITURGY - STANKNEL.TXT - Standing or Kneeling During the Consecration?
Joseph Fessio, S.J.

Some Parish Bulletins Go Astray - Fr. Fessio shows where a bulletin from St. Mark the Evangelist Church in Quebec, Canada, is giving erroneous information. Taken from the February 4, 1996 issue of "Adoremus Bulletin."

555. Liturgy - zlitur139.htm - Starting Mass Without a Priest
ZENIT

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In answer to the question of whether a catechist should start the Mass when the priest is late, the answer is no. Also a question about whether a priest may concelebrate from the pew. CONCELEBRATION

556. LITURGY - LNGLIT.TXT - Statement on Feminism, Language & Liturgy
Women for Faith and Family

Joint statement on Feminism, Language and Liturgy issued by Women for Faith & Family, the Institute on Religious Life, and Consortium Perfectae Caritatis. WOMEN LANGUAGE FEMINISM LITURGY INSTITUTE ON RELIGIOUS LIFE CONSORTIUM WOMEN FOR FAITH & FAMILY

557. Liturgy - zlitur461.htm - Stipends and Mass Obligation
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Unless obliged by their office of pastor, priests are not strictly obliged to celebrate Mass daily, though they are encouraged to do so. Father also answers a question on stipends. MASS INTENTIONS CANON LAW MISSIONS

558. Liturgy - zlitur100.htm - Storage of the Holy Oils
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Holy oils should not be stored in the altar, lest they be confused with relics, but rather in an ambry, located in the baptistry, sacristy, or a side altar. MASS AUMBRY

559. LITURGY - 01349A.TXT - Stripping of an Altar
Catholic Encyclopedia

Performed on Holy Thursday, the Christian altar represents Christ, and the stripping of the altar reminds us how He was stripped of his garments when He fell into the hands of the Jews and was exposed naked to their insults.

560. Liturgy - zlitur446.htm - Stripping the Altars on Holy Thursday
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. All altars are to be stripped after the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, not only the altar on which the Mass was celebrated. VEILS CROSSES STATUES IMAGES LAMPS

561. LITURGY - STYLE.TXT - Style
Fr. Robert Skeris

This article, by Fr. Robert Skeris, is from Sacred Music, Vol. 118, No. 2, Summer 1991. The Church is not primarily concerned with style for its own sake. What she seeks and demands is that music be true art and sacred. The Second Vatican Council says clearly that all kinds of truly artistic music that are sacred and useful have a place in the liturgy. SKERIS STYLE SACRED MUSIC LITURGY

562. LITURGY - CATHLIT.TXT - Style and the Mass
Jeff Mirus

This essay was occasioned by an unfavorable comparison of the style of worship at the Mass with the style of Evangelical Protestant worship. STYLE MASS LITURGY PROTESTANT CATHOLIC SACRIFICE WORSHIP

563. LITURGY - MIRUSLIT.TXT - Style and the Mass
Jeffrey Mirus

Dr. Jeffrey Mirus clarifies the nature of Catholic worship in response to a discussion on CRNET about evangelical vs. Catholic styles of worship. MIRUS LITURGY CATHOLIC EVANGELICAL PRAYER MASS WORSHIP EMOTION OBEDIENCE

564. Liturgy - ZLITR40A.HTM - Substituting [for] the Lamb of God
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Only with warrant from the Holy See may any words be added to the Liturgy. EUCHARIST MASS RECONCILIATION PENANCE CONFESSION

565. Liturgy - zlitur154.htm - Substituting for the Creed
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Creed may be omitted from Mass only on special occasions, as the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday, when baptismal promises are renewed. NICENE APOSTLES' CREED HOLY WATER

566. Liturgy - zlitur277.htm - Substituting the Psalm
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The responsorial Psalm should be taken from the Lectionary, without substitution from a nonscriptural source. ROMAN SIMPLE GRADUAL BIBLE AUGUSTINE

567. Liturgy - zlitur352.htm - Sunday Mass on Mondays
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Though the Mass for Sunday may, under certain circumstances, be transferred to another day, the Sunday obligation (met either on a Saturday evening or Sunday proper) cannot be transferred. HISPANIC MASS MUSLIM

568. Liturgy - zlitur92 - Tabernacles, Adoration and Double Genuflections
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Genuflection on one knee may be used in adoring Christ, either in the tabernacle or exposed on the altar, though some countries have retained the double genuflection. BLESSED SACRAMENT ADORATION HOLY HOUR BENEDICTION EXPOSITION

569. Liturgy - zlitur255.htm - Table Wine for Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Table wine may be used at Mass if formal inquiry has been made to the manufacturer, to insure that the wine meets canonical conditions for valid consecration. GRAPE ALTAR WINE

570. LITURGY - TLKSAC.TXT - Talks on the Sacramentals
Arthur Tonne

Published in 1950 by Didde Printing Company. This book by Fr. Tonne aims to give a simple interesting explanation for each of some 60 common sacramentals. CHRIST MARY PRAYER BLESS CATHOLIC SIGN SYMBOL SACRAMENTALS

571. LITURGY - TLKSAC.ZIP - Talks on the Sacramentals
Arthur Tonne

Published in 1950 by Didde Printing Company. This book by Fr. Tonne aims to give a simple interesting explanation for each of some 60 common sacramentals. CHRIST MARY PRAYER BLESS CATHOLIC SIGN SYMBOL SACRAMENTALS

572. Liturgy - zlitur329.htm - Teens as Extraordinary Ministers
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While the decision as to the minimum age of extraordinary ministers belongs to the Bishop, the recognized norms would preclude choosing young people just to keep them coming to Mass. HOLY COMMUNION IMMENSAE CARITATIS EMHC

573. Liturgy - ZLITUR65.HTM - Televised Masses
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Most guidelines giving norms for televised Masses are issued by the national bishops' conference. They are for the edification of the home bound, do not substitute for those able to assist at Mass, and do not fulfill the Sunday precept. EUCHARIST COMMUNION LITURGICAL YEAR

574. LITURGY - WOMORD.TXT - Texts on Ordination of Women
Fr. William Most

Fr. Most reviews and comments on the early texts which can be adduced on the question of ordaining women to the priesthood. MOST PRIEST ORDINATION WOMEN FATHERS TEXTS COMMENTARY SCRIPTURE

575. LITURGY - WOMORD.ZIP - Texts on Ordination of Women
Fr. William Most

Fr. Most reviews and comments on the early texts which can be adduced on the question of ordaining women to the priesthood. MOST PRIEST ORDINATION WOMEN FATHERS TEXTS COMMENTARY SCRIPTURE

576. Liturgy - zlitur317.htm - The Adoro Te Devote
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Either of the two variants (traditional and critical forms) of the eucharistic hymn Adoro Te Devote may be used according to local custom. EUCHARIST THOMAS AQUINAS RUTLER CANTALAMESSA

577. LITURGY - ALTAR.ZIP - The Altar
Catholic Encyclopedia

This zip file contains a group of files about the altar. The information is taken from the 1913 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia. CANDLES BELL BREADBOXES CANDLESTICKS CANOPY CARDS CARPETS CAVITY CLOTHS CRUCIFIX CURTAIN FRONTAL HORNS LAMP LANTERNS LEDGE LINENS ALTARPIECE PROTECTOR RAIL SCREEN SIDE STEPS STONE TOMB VASE

578. Liturgy - zlitur387.htm - The Ave Maria at Funerals
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Opinions differ as to whether classical settings of the Ave Maria (such as Schubert's) are acceptable within Catholic liturgy, and there is nothing official on the subject. PROFANE MUSIC

579. Liturgy - zlitur134.htm - The Chair of the Priest Celebrant
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In theory, the most appropriate place is behind the altar, facing the people. In practice, however, this position is often impracticable. MASS ALTAR TABERNACLE

580. LITURGY - DILITSJC.TXT - The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
St. John Chrysostom

This file contains the entire liturgy of St. John Chrysostom as chanted in the Byzantine Catholic Churches. These churces are in communion with Rome and the text is the text of the Mass. CHRYSOSTOM DIVINE LITURGY MASS CHANT BYZANTINE

581. LITURGY - DILITSJC.ZIP - The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
St. John Chrysostom

This file contains the entire liturgy of St. John Chrysostom as chanted in the Byzantine Catholic Churches. These churces are in communion with Rome and the text is the text of the Mass. CHRYSOSTOM DIVINE LITURGY MASS CHANT BYZANTINE

582. Liturgy - zlitur147.htm - The Divine Praises at Adoration
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In Rite of Benediction, the Divine Praises customarily precede reposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle. MONSTRANCE LUNETTE PYX

583. Liturgy - zlitur216.htm - The Double Alleluia
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The double Alleluia is used at the end of Masses during the Easter Octave and on Pentecost Sunday. DISMISSAL LITURGY OF THE HOURS

584. LITURGY - FEASTFTH.TXT - The End of Religion?
Joseph Card. Ratzinger

Chapter One of the book, 'Feast of Faith: Approaches to a Theology of the Liturgy' available from Ignatius Press. RATZINGER LITURGY PRAYER THEOLOGY RELIGION

585. LITURGY - FEASTFTH.ZIP - The End of Religion?
Joseph Card. Ratzinger

Chapter One of the book, 'Feast of Faith: Approaches to a Theology of the Liturgy' available from Ignatius Press. RATZINGER LITURGY PRAYER THEOLOGY RELIGION

586. Liturgy - zenlightnMass.htm - The Enlightenment's Impact on the Mass
ZENIT

Oratorian Father Jonathan Robinson shared with ZENIT how the Enlightenment and its philosophers influenced Westerners' understanding of God, man, society, religion and community — and how Catholics have come to worship God today. In his book "The Mass and Modernity: Walking to Heaven Backward" (Ignatius), the superior of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Toronto and rector of St. Philip's Seminary asserts that confused and false principles have seriously damaged the liturgy. EUCHARIST RELATIVISM MODERNITY POSTMODERNITY

587. Liturgy - zlitur328.htm - The Episcopalian Eucharist
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Some Anglicans/Episcopalians have seemingly Catholic beliefs about the Eucharist, but since their Orders are presumed invalid, so too is their Eucharist. TRANSUBSTANTIATION REAL PRESENCE APOSTOLICAE CURAE

588. LITURGY - EXSULTET.TXT - The Exsultet
Jerome Gassner, O.S.B.

This triumphant hymn and wonderful sacramental is the prelude to the Easter solemnities. It is a majestic proclamation of the Resurrection of Christ, a dramatic invitation to heaven and earth to join with the Church in joy and jubilation. It is the rite of sanctification of light and night, of place and time, of priest and faithful for the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord.

589. LITURGY - EXSULTET.ZIP - The Exsultet
Jerome Gassner, O.S.B.

This triumphant hymn and wonderful sacramental is the prelude to the Easter solemnities. It is a majestic proclamation of the Resurrection of Christ, a dramatic invitation to heaven and earth to join with the Church in joy and jubilation. It is the rite of sanctification of light and night, of place and time, of priest and faithful for the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord.

590. LITURGY - LY3SADV.TXT - The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Abbot Queranger O.S.B.

"We have now entered into the week which immediately precedes the birth of the Messias." Taken from Volume I of "The Liturgical Year."

591. Liturgy - zlitur417.htm - The Fraction Rite
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The rubrics in the new English translation of the Roman Missal emphasize the Fraction, without changing the order of the action vis-a-vis the Agnus Dei. MASS EUCHARIST

592. LITURGY - HERALDRY.TXT - The Heraldry of Sacred Music (Part I)
Duane Galles

This part provides a short introduction to the origins of heraldry, its language, its development, its administration, and a short survey of the various parts of a complete coat of arms or armorial achievement. This article appeared in the Summer 1993 issue of 'Sacred Music.' HERALDRY MUSIC GALLES

593. LITURGY - HERALDRY.ZIP - The Heraldry of Sacred Music (Part I)
Duane Galles

This part provides a short introduction to the origins of heraldry, its language, its development, its administration, and a short survey of the various parts of a complete coat of arms or armorial achievement. This article appeared in the Summer 1993 issue of 'Sacred Music.' HERALDRY MUSIC GALLES

594. LITURGY - HERALD2.TXT - The Heraldry of Sacred Music (Part II)...
Duane L.C.M. Galles

Persons in the Armorial Musical Alphabet Part Two. In this article by Duane L.C.M. Galles surverys the armorial musical alphabet, the contributions made by sacred music to the language of heraldry. This article appeared in the Fall 1993 issue of 'Sacred Music.' SACRED MUSIC GALLES HERALDRY

595. LITURGY - SMHERAL3.TXT - The Heraldry of Sacred Music (Part III)
Duane Galles

Things in the Armorial Musical Alphabet This article appeared in the Winter 1993 issue of 'Sacred Music.' GALLES HERALDRY SACRED MUSIC ORGAN VIOLIN HARP LYRE TABOR HAUTBOY BELLS

596. LITURGY - HERALD4.TXT - The Heraldry of Sacred Music (Part IV) Musical Armigers
Duane Galles

A survey of the history of sacred music's contribution to the armorial alphabet. Armigers inlude both individuals and juridical persons, both patrons and other important figures in the history of sacred music as well as composers and other makers of music. This article appeared in the Spring 1994 issue of 'Sacred Music.' GALLES SACRED MUSIC ARMIGERS DOMINICANS BENEDICTINES CARMELITES

597. LITURGY - HERALD4.ZIP - The Heraldry of Sacred Music (Part IV) Musical Armigers
Duane Galles

A survey of the history of sacred music's contribution to the armorial alphabet. Armigers inlude both individuals and juridical persons, both patrons and other important figures in the history of sacred music as well as composers and other makers of music. This article appeared in the Spring 1994 issue of 'Sacred Music.' GALLES SACRED MUSIC ARMIGERS DOMINICANS BENEDICTINES CARMELITES

598. LITURGY - HISTLENT.TXT - The History of Lent
Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

Abbot Gueranger gives a brief history of Lent and its influence on our spiritual life and our salvation.

599. LITURGY - HISTLENT.ZIP - The History of Lent
Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

Abbot Gueranger gives a brief history of Lent and its influence on our spiritual life and our salvation.

600. LITURGY - HISTPASC.TXT - The History of Paschal Time
Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

Abbot Aueranger gives history of the most sacred portion of the liturgical year-- the one towards which the whole cycle converges.

601. LITURGY - HISTHW.TXT - The History of Passiontide and Holy Week
Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

A history of the practices of Passiontide and Holy Week.

602. Liturgy - HOLYDOOR.HTM - The Holy Door Closes, but the Year of Grace Continues
Bishop Piero Marini

Bishop Marini, Master of Papal Ceremonies, describes the rite of closing the Holy Door, on Feast of the Epiphany, 6 January 2001, to mark the closing of the Great Jubilee. PETER LATERAN OUTSIDE WALLS MARY MAJOR

603. LITURGY - SMJARGON.TXT - The Jargon of Liturgists: Brain-Washing the Faithful
Calvert Shenk

An examination of some of the common liturgical catchwords used by modern liturgists and maintains that 'the net effect of their constant use is to brain-wash the faithful, to persuade them that the process of desacramentalizing and desupernaturalizing the worship of the Church has somehow been officially mandated, and that they must adjust their thinking accordingly.' SHENK LITURGY SACRED MUSIC JARGON

604. Liturgy - zlanglitcel.htm - The Language of Liturgical Celebration
Father Uwe Michael Lang, CO

Oratorian Father Lang, an official of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, reflects on the importance of a sacred language in all religions, and how Latin has fulfilled that role in the Western Church. SACROSANCTUM CONCILIUM VERNACULAR

605. Liturgy - LITYEAR.HTM - The Liturgical Year
Dom Gueranger, OSB

This book is a classic resource for the riches of the Church's liturgy, as based on Scripture and Tradition and developed by the magisterium from apostolic times. This is the preface to the book, selected chapters of which are accessible in our document library by doing a search under the name of the author. It should be noted, that, owing to the reform of the liturgy after Vatican II, not all references to the calendar of Dom Gueranger’s day will be reflected in the current calendar of the Latin Rite. OFFICE HOURS BREVIARY FEAST PSALM EUCHARIST MASS ORTHODOX

606. LITURGY - LITUCONT.TXT - The Liturgy and Contemplation
Fr. Max Thurian

Thoughts on the renewal of liturgical prayer from Fr. Thurian of the International Theological Commission. EUCHARIST ALTAR

607. LITURGY - LITLANG.TXT - The Liturgy and the Language of Love
Rev. Jerry Pokorsky

As they consider a new round of proposed changes in the Sacramentary, the American bishops might face the question of how liturgical language mirrors marital love. This article appeared in the June 1995 issue of 'The Catholic World Report.'

608. LITURGY - LITWRD.TXT - The Liturgy and the Word of God
Various

Published in 1959 by the Liturgical Press. Papers given at the Third National Congress of the 'Centre de Pastorale Liturgique,' Strasbourg, France, 1958. Essays are by Martimort, Jounel, Danielou, Von Balthasar, Bouyer, Roguet, Gelineau, Condreau, Moeller, Lecuyer, and Spuelbeck. LITURGY BIBLE CHURCH MISSAL MASS GOSPEL EPISTLE TESTAMENT CHRIST WORD

609. LITURGY - LITWRD.ZIP - The Liturgy and the Word of God
Various

Published in 1959 by the Liturgical Press. Papers given at the Third National Congress of the 'Centre de Pastorale Liturgique,' Strasbourg, France, 1958. Essays are by Martimort, Jounel, Danielou, Von Balthasar, Bouyer, Roguet, Gelineau, Condreau, Moeller, Lecuyer, and Spuelbeck. LITURGY BIBLE CHURCH MISSAL MASS GOSPEL EPISTLE TESTAMENT CHRIST WORD

610. Liturgy - zliturlife.htm - The Liturgy Source of Life, Prayer and Catechesis
Don Mauro Gagliardi

Father Gagliardi, full Professor at the Pontifical Athenaeum “Regina Apostolorum,” professor at the Università Europea di Roma, explains how the liturgy is the source of life. From it grace flows, which is the work of Christ, Author of grace. CHURCH EVANGELIZATION CONVERSION PRAYER CATECHISM

611. Liturgy - zfathrlitur.htm - The Liturgy, Work of the Trinity/1: God the Father
Father Nicola Bux

Father Nicola Bux, Professor of Eastern Liturgy and Consultor of several Congregations in the Curia, defines "liturgy" in terms of blessing, first the divine blessing whose source is the Father, bringing all good things, and second the human blessing, which is our response of adoration, praise and thanksgiving. BENEDICTIO EULOGIA KNEELING TEMPLE OFFERING RESURRECTION PASCHAL MYSTERY

612. Liturgy - zsonlitur.htm - The Liturgy, Work of the Trinity/2: God the Son
Uwe Michael Lang, CO

Father Lang, an Official of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, refers to the Catechism (1084-1090) in describing the liturgy as the Paschal mystery of Christ brought to realization in all times and places. APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION TRADITION RITE NEW JERUSALEM EUCHARIST SACRIFICE

613. Liturgy - zspirlitur.htm - The Liturgy, Work of the Trinity/3: God the Holy Spirit
Paul Gunter, OSB

Father Gunter, professor at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Rome, reflects on liturgy as the work of the Holy Spirit who, by sanctifying us, seals us, as a communion of faith, into the loving relationship of the Trinity. PASSOVER PASCHAL MYSTERY EPICLESIS

614. LITURGY - LONGVIEW.TXT - The Long View of Short Breviaries
Adoremus magazine

What Does It Mean if a Text is 'Not Approved for Liturgical Use'?

615. Liturgy - ZLITUR51.HTM - The Lord Be With You
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The priest is not authorized to change the approved text, "The Lord Be With You," to, "The Lord Is With You," which is not approved. MASS EUCHARIST

616. Liturgy - zlitur291.htm - The Meaning of Should
Father Edward McNamara

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The word "should," in liturgical use, is not a strict canonical term, but is to be taken in its ordinary meaning of obligation. LITURGICAL NORMS GIRM CANONS

617. LITURGY - MYSLENT.TXT - The Mystery of Lent
Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

The sacred season of Lent is rich in mysteries.The Church has made it a time of recollection and penance, in preparation for the greatest of all her feasts; she brings into it everything that could excite the faith of her children, and encourage them to go through the arduous work of atonement for their sins. Abbot Gueranger helps us to "look beyond the little world which surrounds us, and see how the whole Christian universe is, at this very time, offering this forty days' penance as a sacrifice of propitiation to the offended Majesty of God; and let us hope that, as in the case of the Ninivites, He will mercifully accept this year's offering of our atonement, and pardon us our sins."

618. LITURGY - MYSTPASC.TXT - The Mystery of Paschal Time
Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

"Of all the seasons of the liturgical year Eastertide is by far the richest in mystery. . . . The Christian who is happy enough to enter, with his whole mind and heart, into the knowledge and love of the Paschal Mystery, has reached the very centre of the supernatural life."

619. LITURGY - MYSTHW.TXT - The Mystery of Passiontide and Holy Week
Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

The holy liturgy is rich in mystery during these days of the Church's celebrating the anniversaries of so many wonderful events. Abbot Gueranger explains the general character of the mysteries of these two weeks.

620. LITURGY - IRISHCAL.TXT - The National Calendar for Ireland
Michael J. Breen

This file contains about 50 saints whose feasts are celebrated in Ireland. CALENDAR IRELAND SAINTS

621. Liturgy - INDULGEN.HTM - The New Enchiridion Indulgentiarum
Fr. T.M. Sparks, O.P.

The revised manual of indulgenced prayers and other pious acts and objects, issued in 1968, in compliance with Pope Paul VI's Indulgentiarum Doctrina, is reviewed (Dec '68) with praise for its "evangelical simplicity, its emphasis on Holy Scripture and contemporary expression of Church teaching, and above all in its insistence on the supreme importance of the individual's devout, loving acts." RACCOLTA PLENARY PARTIAL TREASURY OF MERIT CONCESSIONS

622. Liturgy - zlitvest.htm - The Noble Simplicity of Liturgical Vestments
Father Uwe Michael Lang, CO

Father Lang, a member of the Congregation of the Oratory, Consultor of the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, and an official of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, cites magisterial statements on the importance of beauty in liturgy, with particular application to liturgical vestments. EUCHARIST SACRED ART CHASUBLES

623. Liturgy - zlitur395.htm - The Old Catholic and Polish National Churches
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In cases of necessity, no Catholic priest being available, sacraments may be received from Polish National Catholic priests, as from priests of Eastern Orthodox Churches. OLD CATHOLIC CHURCHES UTRECHT ORDINATION OF WOMEN APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION

624. Liturgy - zlitur397.htm - The Papal Coronation Oath
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Despite charges by sedevacantists that the Pope's so-called coronation oath was abolished after Vatican II, there is little evidence that any such oath was ever taken by a newly elected Pope. PATROLOGIA LATINA CAMELAUCUM PHRYGIUM HONORIUS

625. Liturgy - piccaugcross.htm - The Passion of Christ in the Logic of St Augustine
Nicola Gori

Nicola Gori interviews Sr Rita Piccione, President of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Federation of Augustinian Monasteries in Italy, who wrote the meditations for the Way of Cross, led by Pope Benedict XVI on Good Friday, 22 April 2011. In particular, Sr Rita responds to questions on how she prepared the texts and on the influence of St Augustine. WOMEN PRAYER MONASTICISM NUNS CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE CRUCIFIXION

626. Liturgy - zprstwrdmas.htm - The Priest and the Liturgy of the Word at Mass
Father Mauro Gagliardi

Father Gagliardi, a consultor of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, gives directions on how the Liturgy of the Word is to be conducted, in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. See Index Page. LOW MASS EPISTLE GRADUAL TRACT SEQUENCE GOSPEL RESPONSORIAL PSALM AMBO LECTORS READERS HOMILY

627. Liturgy - zprpaschtrid.htm - The Priest and the Paschal Triduum
Father Nicola Bux

Father Nicola Bux, professor of Eastern Liturgy and Consultor of several Holy See dicasteries, proposes a substantial liturgical meditation on the key moments and symbols of the celebrations proper to Palm Sunday and the Holy Triduum. See Index Page. CONVERSION ORDINATION HOLY THURSDAY GOOD FRIDAY ADORATION OF CROSS NEW FIRE PASCHAL CANDLE

628. Liturgy - zprconclud.htm - The Priest in the Concluding Rites of the Mass
Father Mauro Gagliardi

In this article, Father Mauro Gagliardi, a consultor of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff and professor of theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum of Rome, explains the role of the priest in the concluding rites of the Mass, in both Ordinary and Extraordinary forms. See Index Page. ROMAN RITE DISMISSAL BLESSING PLACEAT

629. Liturgy - zpriestoffert.htm - The Priest in the Offertory of the Mass
Father Juan José Silvestre Valór

This article by Juan José Silvestre Valór, professor of liturgy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and consultor to the Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, describes the priest's role in the Offertory of the Holy Mass. See Index Page. ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY FORM OBLATIO DONORUM PRESENTATION OF GIFTS AD ORIENTEM MYSTERIUM FIDEI PASCHAL MYSTERY SACRIFICE LAVABO

630. LITURGY - NEWMAS.TXT - The Problem of the New Mass
Fr. William Most

Fr. Most reviews the book 'The Problem of the New Mass' by Rama P. Coomaraswamy. He says that the author shows both disobedience and lack of faith in this attack on the New Mass. NOVUS ORDO MOST MASS VALIDITY JEREMIAS CANON

631. Liturgy - MARRIAGE.HTM - The Rite of Marriage
Archbishop Annibale Bugnini

A short history of the revised rite of marriage, published in 1969 by the Sacred Congregation of Rites, is followed by a description of the changes from the old rite. TRENT ROMAN RITUAL NUPTIAL MASS UNBAPTIZED

632. LITURGY - SACREDTR.TXT - The Sacredness of Tradition
Alice Von Hildebrand

'Of Satan's many tools, perhaps the most insidious are the hidden techniques he has devised: infiltration from within, and the topic we are now addressing - erosion (or outright abolition) of sacred customs and traditions.' This article was taken from the December 1995 issue of 'Christian Order'.

633. Liturgy - zlitur293.htm - The Sanctus
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. To the question of why, in the phrasing of the current English translation of the Latin Missal, the third "Holy" is joined with "Lord," rather than "Lord" with "God," the answer is that the Latin punctuation is ambiguous. MASS BENEDICTUS

634. LITURGY - SPRLIT.TXT - The Spirit of the Liturgy
Romano Guardini

Published in 1935 by Sheed & Ward. The Church's effect on us must not be confined to books, but put into effect where the Church touches the individual most closely--in parish and in the liturgical parish life. It is through the Liturgy that the life of the individual become an integral part of the life of the Church. PRAYER FELLOWSHIP STYLE SYMBOL PRIMACY LOGOS ETHOS GUARDINI LITURGY

635. LITURGY - SPRLIT.ZIP - The Spirit of the Liturgy
Romano Guardini

Published in 1935 by Sheed & Ward. The Church's effect on us must not be confined to books, but put into effect where the Church touches the individual most closely--in parish and in the liturgical parish life. It is through the Liturgy that the life of the individual become an integral part of the life of the Church. PRAYER FELLOWSHIP STYLE SYMBOL PRIMACY LOGOS ETHOS GUARDINI LITURGY

636. Liturgy - zlitur323.htm - The Te Deum
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Te Deum, the ancient Latin hymn, is in the Divine Office and has been traditionally sung on important religious and state occasions. NICETAS EUCHARIST INTINCTION

637. LITURGY - 3SUNADV.TXT - The Third Sunday of Advent
Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

The Lord has not come but he is nearer than before, and therefore the Church lessens somewhat the austerity of this penitential season by rejoicing, a visible sign of this being the pink vestments in place of the purple. Also known as Gaudete Sunday.

638. LITURGY - TRNMUS.TXT - The Training of a Church Musician
Richard Schuler

An essay on proper training for Church musicians by Msgr. Schuler, published in Sacred Music, vol. 117, no. 3, Fall 1990. SACRED MUSIC CHURCH MUSICIAN TRAINING EDUCATION SCHULER

639. Liturgy - zmissalet.htm - The Use of Missals and Missalettes During Mass
Father Paul Gunter, OSB

Benedictine Father Paul Gunter, professor of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy in Rome, expects a revival of the use of missals by the laity, in order to follow the new translation of the Roman rite. RECUSANTS LITURGICAL MOVEMENT HOMILY SACROSANCTUM CONCILIUM

640. Liturgy - zlitur431.htm - Theology of Latin- and Eastern-Rite Liturgies
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While there are differences in emphasis between the Latin and Eastern rites, in essence they are the same Mass. EUCHARIST EPICLESIS SACRIFICE HOLY SPIRIT

641. Liturgy - TABERNAC.HTM - They Have Taken Away My Lord, and I Know Not Where They Have Laid Him
Helen Hitchcock

Removing the tabernacle from the main altar, according to some liturgists, is required by documents following Vatican II. But what do the documents really say? The author also examines the theological implications of moving the Blessed Sacrament, as exemplified by views of those urging this reform. An article from Adoremus Bulletin, July/August 1999. MASS SACRIFICE COMMUNION WORSHIP EUCHARIST BERENGARIUS TRANSUBSTANTIATION CANON LAW ENVIRONMENT AND ART IN CATHOLIC WORSHIP (EACW)

642. LITURGY - ADOREMUS.TXT - This file describes the non-profit
Adoremus

organization, ADOREMUS. ADOREMUS was begun for the sole purpose of promoting authentic reforms of the liturgy of the Roman Rite according to the intention of the Second Vatican Council as expressed in its decree on the liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium.

643. Liturgy - ZLITUR20.HTM - Through him, with him ...
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. The GIRM (no. 151) clearly states that the doxology, "Per ipsum," at the end of the Eucharistic Prayer, is to be said or sung by the priest alone. MASS LAITY

644. LITURGY - STAND.TXT - To stand or not to stand. 'When?' is the Question
Charles Wilson

In this article taken from the December 1995 issue of 'Thy Kingdom Come', Charles Wilson answers questions about the appropriate posture of the congregation during Mass.

645. Liturgy - zlitur362.htm - Translating Pro Multis
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A letter from the Congregation for Divine Worship (10/17/2006) to all Presidents of the Conferences of Bishops stated that, from henceforth, the Latin pro multis in the words of consecration should be translated more literally as "for many," or their equivalent in the various languages. MASS EUCHARIST

646. Liturgy - zlitur363.htm - Translating Visibilium Omnium et Invisibilium
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In the Nicene Creed of the new Roman Missal, "visible and invisible" better expresses the totality of creation, including both physical and spiritual realms. CREATOR HEAVEN EARTH ANGELS CATECHISM

647. Liturgy - zlitur418.htm - Translating From the English Missal
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. With some latitude for less widely diffused languages, translations of the Roman Missal are to be made directly from the Latin, rather than from another already approved translation. MASS CONFERENCE OF BISHOPS RECOGNITIO LITURGIAM AUTHENTICAM

648. Liturgy - zlitur407.htm - Translations of Marian Masses
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. On how and when to apply the new missal translation to the collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary in English, only the proper texts of each Mass of the BVM would be used, while the Ordinary would come from the new missal. NUPTIAL BLESSING WATER BAPTISMAL PROMISES LITURGY OF HOURS

649. LITURGY - TURNTABL.TXT - Turning the Tables: A Commentary on an Editorial in 'Notitiae'
Rev. John T. Zuhlsdorf

May 1993. Rev. Zuhlsdorf discusses this editorial concerning the orientation of altars and celebrations of the Mass facing the people. He reminds us that 'While some of the things in Notitiae have an official character, such as a decree or clarification, an editorial has no authority other than that derived from the strength of its arguments and ability to persuade.' ZUHLSDORF NOTITIAE ALTAR AD ORIENTEM VERSUS

650. LITURGY - TURNTABL.ZIP - Turning the Tables: A Commentary on an Editorial in 'Notitiae'
Rev. John T. Zuhlsdorf

May 1993. Rev. Zuhlsdorf discusses this editorial concerning the orientation of altars and celebrations of the Mass facing the people. He reminds us that 'While some of the things in Notitiae have an official character, such as a decree or clarification, an editorial has no authority other than that derived from the strength of its arguments and ability to persuade.' ZUHLSDORF NOTITIAE ALTAR AD ORIENTEM VERSUS

651. Liturgy - zlitur145.htm - Unauthorized Baptism
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The question is addressed of whether a child ought to be baptized without the parents' consent, and if the baptism would be valid. SACRAMENT FORM MATTER

652. Liturgy - zlitur376.htm - Upside-down Crosses
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The inverted Latin cross sometimes seen on the Holy Father's chair is the Petrine cross, from the tradition that St Peter was crucified upside down. CRUCIFIX

653. LITURGY - REVISHYM.TXT - Urban VIII and the Revision of the Latin Hymnal
Vincent A. Lenti

This article appeared in the Fall 1993 issue of 'Sacred Music.' SACRED MUSIC LENTI LATIN HYMNAL URBAN VIII

654. Liturgy - zlitur382.htm - Use of a Hand Missal at Mass
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the general preference is that the liturgy, including the readings, be heard rather than read, the use of hand missals is not discouraged if they assist in our understanding. MASS LITURGICAL MOVEMENT

655. Liturgy - zlitur116.htm - Use of Altars by Non-Catholics
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Ecumenical Directory allows for use of a Catholic church and altar by a non-Catholic community, with authorization from the local Bishop. BLESSED SACRAMENT LITURGY EUCHARIST ANGLICAN EPISCOPALIAN

656. Liturgy - zlitur133.htm - Use of Mustum at Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. When a priest has permission to use mustum instead of wine at Mass, he must also consecrate wine for concelebrants and communicants receiving under both kinds. INTINCTION ALCOHOLISM CONCELEBRATION

657. Liturgy - zlitur432.htm - Use of Orthodox Holy Oils
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In a case where holy oils are inaccessible to a Catholic priest, he may use holy oils provided by an Orthodox priest. PRISON CHAPLAIN ANOINTING OF THE SICK

658. Liturgy - ZLITUR60.HTM - Use of the Church Organ During Advent
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. During Advent, moderate and selective playing of the organ is permitted in solos as well as for the accompaniment of singing. MASS EUCHARIST MUSIC

659. Liturgy - zlitur411.htm - Using an iPad at the Gospel
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Use of an iPad for the reading of the Gospel at Mass would not be appropriate, since the Book of the Gospels has been blessed and reserved for that holy use, whereas a tablet has many other than sacred functions. BREVIARY MISSAL

660. Liturgy - zlitur229.htm - Using Classrooms for Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. There may be occasions when Mass in a classroom is desirable, but in general it's best to have it in a sacred place. BISHOP SCHOOL

661. Liturgy - zlitur112.htm - Using Deacons as Readers and Servers
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While deacons may perform other functions where necessity dictates, the norm is that each ministry take its own proper role. SEMINARY EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS

662. Liturgy - zlitur189.htm - Using Multiple Ciboria and Chalices
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The main chalice and paten should be placed directly in front of the celebrant, but if more chalices and patens are necessary, they should have a place on the altar as well. CONSECRATION COMMUNICANTS COMMUNION CORPORALS

663. Liturgy - zlitur196.htm - Using the Chalice Pall
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. He gives guidelines from common practice on when the pall should cover the chalice during celebration of Mass. CHALICE VEIL INSECTS

664. Liturgy - zlitur447.htm - Using the Purifier on the Lips
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The purifier (purificator) is used to wipe the lip of the cup, not normally the celebrant's lips. CHALICE ABLUTIONS PRECIOUS BLOOD

665. Liturgy - zlitur95.htm - Ustedes vs. Vosotros
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The substitution of ustedes for vosotros in the Mass has been permitted in Mexico, and for pastoral reasons may be permitted by bishops in other countries where Mexican faithful worship. EUCHARIST SPANISH MISSAL

666. Liturgy - ZVATII40.HTM - Vatican II, 40 Years Later: Sacrosanctum Concilium
ZENIT

Forty years after the Second Vatican Council, ZENIT spoke with Monsignor Peter Elliott, author of Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite and Ceremonies of the Liturgical Year, about Sacrosanctum Concilium, the pastoral constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. LITURGICAL MOVEMENT MISSAL MASS VERNACULAR VOX CLARA

667. Liturgy - zlitur288.htm - Venerating Relics at Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Genuflections are not made to relics, excepting only a relic of the True Cross, or other relic of the Passion, when publicly exposed. BLESSED SACRAMENT SAINTS GOOD FRIDAY HOLY SATURDAY

668. Liturgy - zlitur287.htm - Veneration for a Venerable
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Public liturgical or paraliturgical veneration of a Servant of God, not beatified, is forbidden, though private, personal veneration is permitted. BEATIFICATION CANONIZATION

669. Liturgy - zlitur181.htm - Veneration of Altar at End of Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Concelebrants bow to the altar, leaving the principal celebrant and deacon to kiss the altar at the end of Mass. GENUFLECTION TABERNACLE

670. LITURGY - 15348A.TXT - Verbum Supernum Prodiens
Catholic Encyclopedia

The first line of two hymns celebrating respectively the Nativity of Christ and the Institution of the Holy Eucharist.

671. Liturgy - zlitur414.htm - Vestment Colors at a Concelebration
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. When sufficient chasubles of the color of the day are lacking at a concelebration, all but the main celebrant may wear white chasubles, or else stoles of the proper color over albs, or white stoles. VESTMENTS CONCELEBRANTS MASS EUCHARIST

672. Liturgy - zlitur427.htm - Vestments in Hot Climates
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Vestments remind priest and people alike that he is a sacred minister, and should be worn even in hot climates. MASS EUCHARIST

673. Liturgy - HYMNAL.HTM - Virginia parish finds hymnal reinforces Catholic beleif
J. Scott Weinberg

This article discusses the positive benefits to faith in a Virginia parish from using the new Adoremus Hymnal with its traditional Catholic hymns. MASS LITURGY HYMN

674. Liturgy - zlitur423.htm - Votive Offices in the Liturgy of the Hours
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although substitution of a votive office for the office of the day is permitted (except on solemnities and certain other days), it should be for pastoral, rather than devotional reasons. LITURGY OF THE HOURS DIVINE OFFICE BREVIARY

675. Liturgy - zlitur123.htm - Washing of the Feet on Holy Thursday
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the Holy See made an exception for a particular United States diocese, the norm is for men only to have their feet washed on Holy Thursday. PASCHALES SOLEMNITATIS

676. Liturgy - ZLITUR26.HTM - Washing of Women's Feet on Holy Thursday?
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions on rites and practices of Lent and Holy Week. Holy water fonts are not to be emptied before the Triduum. The Washing of Feet is limited to men. Adoration of the Cross requires a crucifix, not a bare cross. GOOD FRIDAY HOLY SATURDAY

677. Liturgy - zlitur124.htm - Way of the Cross Within Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "No priest has the authority to add or remove anything prescribed in the liturgical books by his own decision." GOOD FRIDAY INTINCTION

678. Liturgy - zlitur364.htm - Wearing Stoles Over the Chasuble
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While exceptions have been made for some countries, the universal law of the Church is that the stole be worn under the chasuble. GOTHIC ROMAN FIDDLEBACK CHASUBLES

679. Liturgy - zlitur105.htm - Wearing the Cassock
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While, apart from special circumstances, a priest should be readily identifiable in public by his dress, the form of clerical garb differs with culture and custom. SOUTANE ALB

680. Liturgy - zlitur365.htm - Wearing the Rosary as a Necklace
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In our current culture, it is not advisable to wear a rosary as a necklace, unless one can wear it to the glory of God, and not merely as a fashion accessory. SACRED OBJECTS

681. Liturgy - zlitur309.htm - Weddings in Lent
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Church does not forbid weddings during Lent, but neither does she particularly encourage them. MARRIAGE MATRIMONY NUPTIAL MASS GOOD FRIDAY HOLY SATURDAY

682. Liturgy - zlitur332.htm - What Consubstantial Means
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The word "consubstantial," used in the new English translation of the Nicene Creed, although needing some explanation, is more accurate than "one in Being," as in the previous translation. MASS EUCHARIST SUBSTANCE NICAEA HOMOOUSIOS

683. Liturgy - zlitur164.htm - What a Concelebrant Must Recite
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "For a concelebrant's Mass to be valid the words of consecration recited in a low but audible voice is strictly necessary," though for regularity, he is obliged to recite also all parts required by the GIRM. CONCELEBRATION WORDS EUCHARISTIC PRAYER ANAMNESIS EPICLESIS

684. Liturgy - zlitur190.htm - What a Deacon Can Do
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A deacon may preside at Benediction, if a priest is absent or impeded, but never if a priest is present. VESTMENTS DIACONATE

685. Liturgy - ZLITUR16.HTM - What About 1967's Musicam Sacram?
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a question on liturgical norms. Musicam Sacram, though largely overlooked, is still in force, except where superceded by the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (2000). LITURGICAL MUSIC GREGORIAN CHANT SINGING LATIN

686. Liturgy - ZLITURG3.HTM - What About Inappropriately Dressed Lectors?
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. Standards for appropriate attire should be set ahead of time, to avoid situations that may offend or cause scandal. MINISTERS

687. LITURGY - HOLDAY.TXT - What About Our Holy Days?
Fr. Robert Skeris

This article, by Fr. Robert Skeris, is from Sacred Music, Volume 118, Number 2, Summer 1991. SKERIS HOLY DAYS SACRED MUSIC

688. LITURGY - CPP235.TXT - What Happened to the Glory?
Henry Hardinge Menzies

'Catholic Position Papers', No. 235, January 1995 Scepter Publications. A liturgical architect, Henry Hardinge Menzies, discusses overcoming the mediocre and sometimes profane results of Church design and sacred art since Vatican II with 'excellence in design.' LITURGY ARCHITECTURE ART DESIGN MENZIES

689. LITURGY - SACMUS.TXT - What is Sacred Music?
Fr. Robert Skeris

Article by Fr. Skeris, taken from Sacred Music, Vol. 118, No. 3, Fall 1991. SKERIS SACRED MUSIC

690. Liturgy - zlitur440a.htm - What Should Be Prayed in the Liturgy of the Hours
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. All Latin-rite priests and transitional deacons pray the entire Liturgy of the Hours. Permanent deacons pray that part of the office determined by the competent local authorities. Non-clerical religious and other consecrated souls pray that part of the office as determined by their particular legislation and personal commitments. DIVINE OFFICE MORNING PRAYER LAUDS EVENING PRAYER VESPERS OFFICE OF READINGS COMPLINE

691. Liturgy - zlitur89 - What To Do with Old Ceramic Vessels
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Ceramic vessels, taken out of sacred use according to the instruction against nonmetalic chalices or ciboria, may not be put to a common use. EUCHARIST MASS GIRM

692. Liturgy - zlitabtlm.htm - What's Behind Liturgical Abuses?
ZENIT

The bishop of a Brazilian community that celebrates the Mass according to the 1962 missal contends that abuses in the liturgy can be attributed to the lack of a serious spirituality. Bishop Fernando Arêas Rifan, apostolic administrator of the St. John Maria Vianney Personal Apostolic Administration in Brazil, spoke with ZENIT about the richness of the extraordinary form of the Mass. SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM RANGEL TRIDENTINE LATIN NOVUS ORDO

693. Liturgy - EACW.HTM - What's the Real Story on Environment and Art?
Staff of Adoremus Bulletin

Environment and Art in Catholic Worship, a document issued by a liturgical committee in 1978 and used to justify drastic changes in church architecture, is under revision. Liturgists favoring the changes are dismayed by certain points in what may be a leaked copy of the revision, including space required for kneeling and the importance of the priesthood. An article from June 1999. BISHOPS' COMMITTEE ON LITURGY (BCL) INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON ENGLISH LITURGY (ICEL)

694. Liturgy - zlitur338.htm - When 2 Deacons Are Present
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. If there are two deacons taking part in the celebration, the one who is to preach is normally the one who reads the Gospel. WORD EUCHARIST HOMILY

695. Liturgy - zlitur428.htm - When a Baptized Child Enters the Church
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. To the question of whether a baptized child, being received into the Catholic Church, should receive Confirmation, Father replies, "if a child who has reached the age of reason is sufficiently aware so as to be able to freely desire and receive baptism, then it can be reasonably presumed that he or she is also ready for the other sacraments as well." RECEPTION FIRST COMMUNION

696. Liturgy - zlitur201.htm - When a Church Is Desacralized
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. On how a church is desacralized, it is done by a formal decree of the Bishop "with the consent of those who legitimately claim rights for themselves in the church." DECONSECRATION

697. Liturgy - zlitur320.htm - When a Concelebrant Takes Photos During Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A concelebrant should no more take photos during Mass than he would if he were the lone celebrant. PHOTOGRAPHY CONCELEBRATION

698. Liturgy - ZLITUR83.HTM - When a Consecrated Host Falls
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A fallen host should be picked up immediately, consumed if clean, dissolved is soiled, and the water poured into the sacrarium. PRECIOUS BLOOD SACRILEGE

699. Liturgy - zlitur177.htm - When a Host Isn't Swallowed
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. When a Host, partially consumed by a sick person, needs to be disposed of, it should be dissolved in water and poured into the sacrarium or in the ground. COMMUNION MISSALS

700. Liturgy - ZLITUR76.HTM - When a Pope Dies
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. During an interregnum, there is no intercession for the Pope in the Eucharistic Prayer; deceased popes are traditionally vested in red, the color of the Apostles. PAPAL FUNERAL VESTMENTS LITURGICAL COLORS SEDE VACANTE

701. Liturgy - ZLITUR68.HTM - When a Priest Is in Mortal Sin
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. If a priest is in mortal sin, he is obliged to confess before celebrating any sacrament, though the sacrament is not thereby invalidated if he is not in a state of grace. CONFESSION SCANDAL INFAMY LATAE SENTENTIAE COMMUNION

702. Liturgy - zlitur326.htm - When a Priest lives in Public Sin
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. A priest in mortal sin should abstain, as far as possible, from celebrating the sacraments before receiving absolution. CONTRITION CONFESSION PENANCE MATRIMONY ABORTION BISHOP EXCOMMUNICATION

703. Liturgy - zlitur192.htm - When an Orthodox Joins the Catholic Church
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. An Orthodox Christian, already baptized, confirmed, and receiving the Eucharist, can be received into the the Catholic Church by profession of faith, after doctrinal and spiritual formation. He may also participate in the Church's sacramental life even before formal incorporation. EASTERN RITE PROFESSION OF FAITH

704. Liturgy - zlitur151.htm - When Celebrating Mass Alone
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. For occasions when a priest is obliged to celebrate Mass alone, Father provides a list what is omitted from the liturgy. EUCHARIST GIRM

705. Liturgy - zlitur107.htm - When Eucharistic Prayer IV Can Be Used
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Eucharistic Prayer IV, which has its own Preface, can be used when no proper Preface is required for the Mass of the day. SOLEMNITIES VOTIVE MASSES

706. Liturgy - zlitur465.htm - When Putting Incense in Thurible
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. During the Alleluia (or other chant), the priest should stand while putting incense in the thurible, rather than sit, as the Bishop does. MASS EUCHARIST CONCELEBRANT DEACON

707. Liturgy - zlitur167.htm - When Reading the Passion
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father answers a series of questions relating to the reading of the Passion on Palm Sunday and Good Friday.

708. Liturgy - zlitur299.htm - When the Faithful Take the Host Directly
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Magisterial documents on the proper mode of intinction direct that the people are not to take the Host directly from the ciborium or themselves dip the Host into the chalice. COMMUNION IN THE HAND

709. Liturgy - zlitur442.htm - When the Holy See Is Vacant
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. When the Holy See is vacant, whether through the death of a pope or his resignation, "the pope's name, and the entire phrase referring to the pope, is omitted from the Eucharistic Prayer" until the election of his successor. BISHOP

710. Liturgy - zlitur322.htm - When the Liturgy of the Eucharist is Fast
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although the Liturgy of the Word takes longer, balance may be restored to the Liturgy of the Eucharist by increased use of incense, candles, and singing. PHOTOGRAPHY EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

711. Liturgy - zlitur282.htm - When the Mass Officially Begins
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. On when the Mass officially begins, it begins with recitation of the antiphon, or the singing of a hymn or entrance chant. PSALMS

712. Liturgy - zlitur295.htm - When the Priest Should Receive Communion
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The so-called "servant model" of distributing Holy Communion, in which the priest receives after the people, is illicit. MASS ABUSES

713. Liturgy - zlitur205.htm - When There's a Medical Emergency
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. When a medical emergency interrupts Mass, the celebrant's response is governed by no general rule beyond using common sense and pastoral tact. CONSECRATION

714. Liturgy - zlitur101.htm - When to Bow Before Communion
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. When there is a large number of communicants, bowing behind the person receiving communion is appropriate. MASS EUCHARIST REVERENCE GENUFLECTION

715. Liturgy - zwhenceleb.htm - When to Celebrate?/1 The Liturgical Season
Nicola Bux

Father Nicola Bux, Professor of Eastern Liturgy at Bari and Consultor of several Congregations in the Curia, explains the meaning of the liturgical year. In Christ, God entered time, becoming every man's contemporary. His actions are always present, with all their merits, bringing salvation to all who recall them. FEASTS EUCHARIST HODIE KAIROS

716. Liturgy - zdayLord.htm - When to Celebrate?/2: The Day of the Lord
Natale Scarpitta

Father Natale Scarpitta, doing doctoral studies in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, accounts for the importance of Sundays in the liturgical year. DAY OF THE LORD DIES DOMINICUS PASCH EASTER

717. Liturgy - zlityear.htm - When To Celebrate?/3: The Liturgical Year
Juan José Silvestre

A professor of Liturgy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, explains, in light of the Catechism, why the celebration of Easter concentrates the whole work of redemption. Though the death and resurrection of Christ, as historical events, belong to the past, all that He did "participates in the divine eternity, and so transcends all times while being made present in them all." SALVATION PASCHAL MYSTERY PASSOVER PASSION MARY

718. Liturgy - zceleb4.htm - When to Celebrate?/4: The Liturgy of the Hours
Father Mauro Gagliardi

Father Gagliardi, Professor at the Pontifical Athenaeum "Regina Apostolorum,” explains the place of the Liturgy of the Hours in the worship of the Church. He speaks of two intersecting dynamics. As from above, it was brought to earth by Christ, whose incessant prayer is its standard. As from below, it is the movement of the Church, praising and beseeching her Lord. DIVINE OFFICE MORNING EVENING PRAYER PSALMS SCRIPTURE

719. Liturgy - zlitur361.htm - When to Extinguish the Easter Candle
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In the Ordinary Form of the Mass, the Paschal Candle remains in the sanctuary until Pentecost Sunday, although in the Extraordinary Form it is removed after the principal Mass on Ascension Thursday. BAPTISM EASTER SEASON

720. Liturgy - zlitur108.htm - When to Set Up Christmas Decorations
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Customs vary on when to decorate for Christmas, but short of waiting till Christmas Eve, an appropriate time would be December 17 (except for the image of the Child), when liturgical preparation for the Birth of Christ intensify. ADVENT

721. Liturgy - zlitur96.htm - When to Take Up a Second Collection
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The appropriate time for a second collection would be following the Prayer after Communion and before the final blessing. MASS EUCHARIST

722. Liturgy - zlitur180.htm - When Words Over the Host Are Repeated
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. If the celebrant is distracted, and doesn't use the proper words to consecrate both species, he should be quietly informed before he proceeds much further. MASS CONSECRATION EUCHARIST

723. Liturgy - zlitur140.htm - When Youngsters Request Confirmation
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Although bishops may designate an age for Confirmation, it should be flexible enough to allow Confirmation at an earlier age, when canonical conditions have been met. SACRAMENTS

724. Liturgy - zlitur127.htm - Where Altar Crucifixes Should Face
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. An altar crucifix should be "located on, next to, immediately behind or suspended above the altar," so as to be visibly related to the altar in the view of the people. SACRIFICE CALVARY

725. Liturgy - zwhereceleb.htm - Where Is the Liturgy Celebrated?
Father Uwe Michael Lang, CO

Father Lang, an Official of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, explains the relationship between the Church as the body of the faithful, whose head is Christ, and a church as a building. TENT OF MEETING SHEKINAH TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE BASILICA EKKLESIA LITURGICAL SPACE CATECHISM

726. Liturgy - zlitur274.htm - Where the Priest Should Begin Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The priest should begin the Mass at the celebrant's chair, which is most appropriately placed to the side of the altar. AMBO TABERNACLE ALTAR

727. Liturgy - ZLITUR18.HTM - Where the Tabernacle Should Be
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. The Tabernacle may be either in the sanctuary or in a chapel visible from the main body of the church. BLESSED SACRAMENT ADORATION RESERVATION

728. Liturgy - zlitur369.htm - Which English Translation to Use Abroad
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. While there are differences in the new translation of the Roman Missal for English-speaking countries, the differences are slight, involving the adaptations of each bishops' conference. PENITENTIAL RITE LITURGICAL CALENDAR GIRM COMMUNION KNEELING STANDING

729. Liturgy - zlitur378.htm - Which Ordinary to Mention at Mass
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. As to which Ordinary to mention in the celebration of Mass, in the Latin rite the criterion is territorial jurisdiction. Other rites may have other criteria. BISHOPS EASTERN CHURCHES RITES ORDINARIATE

730. Liturgy - zcelebrate.htm - Who Celebrates?
Father Natale Scarpitta

Father Natale Scarpitta, a priest of the archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno, reminds us that our liturgical worship on earth is a participation in the heavenly liturgy and is "the action of the whole people of God, which is ordered and acts under the guidance of the sacred ministers." EUCHARIST MASS EPIPHANY CHURCH BISHOPS

731. Liturgy - ZLITUR84.HTM - Who Goes First in a Procession
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. In the processional at Mass, the Book of the Gospels is carried right in front of the priest. The lectionary is not carried at all. EUCHARIST THURIFER THURIBLE CRUCIFER ACOLYTES EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

732. Liturgy - zlitur402.htm - Who Should Sing the Exsultet?
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Exsultet properly is to be sung, and although the preferred minister is the deacon, a priest or cantor may do it if musically more competent. EASTER VIGIL

733. Liturgy - ZLITUR46.HTM - Why For All in the Words of Consecration?
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. On the translation of pro multis as "for all," in the consecration of the Cup, it carries the biblical sense better to modern ears than "for many" does. EUCHARIST MASS ARAMAIC REDEMPTION UNIVERSALISM

734. Liturgy - znamecathlit.htm - Why Yahweh Isn't Used in Catholic Liturgy
ZENIT

To understand the Vatican Directive reiterating that the name of God revealed in the tetragrammaton YHWH is not to be pronounced in Catholic liturgy, it helps to know the history behind the Jewish tradition, says biblical expert, Father Michel Remaud, director of the Albert Decourtray Institute, a Christian institute of Jewish studies and Hebrew literature. ADONAI KYRIOS YOM KIPPUR JUDAISM

735. LITURGY - CASING.TXT - Why Catholics Don't Sing
Catherine Dower

This article, by Catherine Dower, is taken from Sacred Music, Volume 118, Number 4, Winter 1991. DOWER SING SACRED MUSIC

736. Liturgy - zlitur355.htm - Why Dates of Easter Differ
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The question of why the Catholic and Orthodox dates of Easter differ is answered by reference to the difference between Gregorian and Julian calendars. VERNAL SPRING EQUINOX NICAEA PASSOVER PASCHA

737. LITURGY - WHYGO.TXT - Why Go to Mass?
Paul LeVoir

This article by Fr. Paul LeVoir is taken from Sacred Music, Vol. 118, No. 4, Winter 1991. Discusses the prevailing liturgical 'style' in American Catholic churches today. LEVOIR STYLE SACRED MUSIC LITURGY MASS CHURCH

738. Liturgy - zlitur150.htm - Why No Amen at End of the Our Father
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Amen, delayed after the end of the Our Father in the Mass liturgy, should not be omitted when the Our Father is said in non-liturgical contexts. LORD'S PRAYER

739. Liturgy - zitur121.htm - Why No Chicken on Days of Abstinence
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Specifically "flesh meat" is forbidden on days of abstinence, which is to say, the flesh of warm-blooded animals. LENTEN FAST PENITENTIAL SEASONS EASTERN RITES ORTHODOX

740. Liturgy - zlitur121.htm - Why No Chicken on Days of Abstinence
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Specifically forbidden on days of abstinence is "flesh meat," which is to say, the flesh of warm-blooded animals. LENTEN FAST PENITENTIAL SEASONS EASTER RITES ORTHODOXY

741. Liturgy - zllitur178.htm - Why No Litanies at a Wedding
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "...[I]t would not be correct to independently replace the prayer of the faithful for a litany of the saints, as this would alter the established rite of Christian marriage." MATRIMONY

742. Liturgy - zlitur178.htm - Why No Litanies at a Wedding
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "...[I]t would not be correct to independently replace the prayer of the faithful for a litany of the saints, as this would alter the established rite of Christian marriage." NUPTIAL MASS

743. LITURGY - SILENCE.TXT - Why Not Silence
Karoly Kope

In the past silence was the normal state; music was the festive or ceremonial exception. Today silence has become the exception and music the rule. Karoly Kope suggests that if music in church is to be no more than what it has become today silence would be welcome in its stead. One can at least pray in devout silence. KOPE SACRED MUSIC SILENCE

744. Liturgy - zlitur308.htm - Why Only One Chrism Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Even where there are two co-cathedrals in the diocese, there should be only one Chrism Mass, to signify the unity of the presbyterium with its Bishop. CON-CATHEDRAL HOLY THURSDAY HOLY WEEK

745. Liturgy - zlitur135.htm - Why the Creed Doesn't Mention the Eucharist
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The Creed doesn't mention the Eucharist, since it wasn't a topic of controversy when the Creed was composed, but faith in the Real Presence is expressed throughout the Mass, especially at the consecration. ARIANISM NICENE CREED

746. Liturgy - zlitmean.htm - Why the Liturgy? What Does Liturgy Mean?
Juan José Silvestre

Juan José Silvestre, professor of liturgy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and a Consultor of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, reflects on the meaning of liturgy, commenting on Nos. 1066-1070 of the Catechism. FAITH PASCHAL MYSTERY REDEMPTION EUCHARIST

747. LITURGY - WHYMAS.TXT - Why the Mass?
Fr. William Most

Fr. William Most's brief explanation of why we have the Mass, rooted in the idea of Sacrifice. MASS LITURGY SACRIFICE CHRIST MOST

748. LITURGY - MASSTHEO.TXT - Why the Mass?
Fr. William Most

Fr. Most explains why there is a need for the Mass and how it can be considered as a sacrifice.

749. Liturgy - zlitur269.htm - Why the Various Postures at Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. Father gives the significance of the different postures at Mass, relating them to the various parts of the Liturgy. EUCHARIST STANDING KNEELING SITTING

750. Liturgy - ZLITUR39.HTM - Why Water With Wine
Father Edward McNamara

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers common questions on liturgical norms. The custom of mixing water with wine goes back to the time of Christ, and theological meanings have been attached to this custom, so that it is absolutely forbidden to neglect it at Mass. EUCHARIST

751. Liturgy - zzuhlsmotprop.htm - Widening Hearts, Restoring Unity
ZENIT

Benedict XVI's motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum, on use of the 1962 Roman Missal, issued 7 July 2007 with accompanying letter to Bishops, is an opportunity for Church members to widen their hearts, according to liturgy expert Father John Zuhlsdorf. For an analysis of the documents, ZENIT turned to Father John Zuhlsdorf, columnist for the national Catholic weekly journal The Wanderer. ECCLESIA DEI ADFLICTA MISSAL PAUL VI TRIDENTINE MASS

752. LITURGY - BEAUTY.TXT - Will Beauty Take Care of Itself?
Giles Dimmock, OP

Article on beauty in religious worship from Sacred Music, Vol. 117, Number 3, Fall 1990. BEAUTY SACRED MUSIC WORSHIP LITURGY

753. Liturgy - zlitur142.htm - Withholding Communion at Mass
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. At weddings and funerals, an announcement restricting Communion to Catholics in a state of grace is sufficient to avoid indiscrimate distribution of the Sacrament. EUCHARIST

754. Liturgy - zlitur454.htm - Within the Action
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. The rubric "Within the Action" (Infra Actionem), in Eucharistic Prayer I, refers to the commemoration of Saints (Communicantes) which precedes the continuation of the Sacrifice. GELASIAN SACRAMENTARY CANON HANC IGITUR

755. Liturgy - zlitur439.htm - Women as Masters of Ceremonies
Father Edward McNamara, LC

Legionary Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. "Lacking any specific instructions to the contrary from the Holy See, a female master of ceremonies is possible from the point of view of liturgical law." CEREMONIAL OF BISHOPS CANON LAW

756. LITURGY - WOMPRS.TXT - Women Priests?
Fr. William Most

An article by Fr. William G. Most examining the meagre evidence found by Prof. Giorgio Otranto to justify the ordination of women, and comparing these findings to the witness of the Fathers and the Magisterium of the Church. MOST PRIEST ORDINATION WOMEN FATHERS MAGISTERIUM OTRANTO FEMINISM

757. LITURGY - WOMPRS.ZIP - Women Priests?
Fr. William Most

An article by Fr. William G. Most examining the meagre evidence found by Prof. Giorgio Otranto to justify the ordination of women, and comparing these findings to the witness of the Fathers and the Magisterium of the Church. MOST PRIEST ORDINATION WOMEN FATHERS MAGISTERIUM OTRANTO FEMINISM

758. Liturgy - ZLITURG6.HTM - Words After the Gospel
ZENIT

Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers a common question on liturgical norms. The GIRM 2000 gives the correct versicle(s) and responses at the beginning and conclusion of the Gospel. LECTIONARY MISSAL HOMILY

759. Liturgy - CNSLMLIT.HTM - XIth Plenary Session of the Consilium of the Liturgy
Very Rev. Annibale Bugnini, C.M.

A report from October 1968 on liturgical changes, prescribed shortly after Vatican II, as regarding the Mass, Blessing of an Abbot, the Divine Office, Religious Profession, Holy Week, Funerals, and the Rite of Baptism. LITURGY VOTIVE MASSES RELIGIOUS ORDERS

760. Liturgy - ZLITUR69.HTM - Year-of-the-Eucharist Indulgence
Father Edward McNamara

Father McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum, answers questions of general interest on liturgical norms. To gain the special plenary indulgence for saying Evening Prayer and Night Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, they must both be said, but not necessarily together. [Note the asterisk in the list of "usual conditions."] CONFESSION COMMUNION DIVINE OFFICE ENCHIRIDION OF INDULGENCES

761. Liturgy - ZYOUTH.HTM - Youth Jubilee - A Daily Surprise in 2000
ZENIT

This ZENIT report provides information on the Vatican plans for daily spiritual and cultural activities for youth who visit Rome during the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000.