Tag: sacraments

  • Sacraments After the Pandemic…Business as Usual?

    Sacraments After the Pandemic…Business as Usual?

    Endgame, the 22nd installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, focuses on the mission of the superhero team, The Avengers, to reset time after the catastrophic elimination of half of the world’s population. (You can look up the reasons why this happened on Wikipedia). They succeed in doing so albeit with the loss of Iron Man.…

  • Clericalism and the Pandemic

    Clericalism and the Pandemic

    As any diocesan director of worship knows, there has been much to navigate during this distorting period in human history. At the center of concerns lay the issue of how to deal with the celebration and administration of the sacraments. Yet, in my experience, the greatest difficulties lay not in the necessity of adapting to…

  • St. Benedict’s Raven

    St. Benedict’s Raven

    A sacramental understanding of the church is necessary to any contemporary reform movement because without it we cannot separate loyalty to the institution from fidelity to Christ, even when those institutions become poisonous.

  • Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 62

    Art. 62 makes the transition from the theoretical foundations found in arts. 59-61 to the subsequent practical decrees for the revision of the celebration of sacraments other than the Eucharist and of the sacramentals.

  • The long-embargoed second edition of the Order of Celebrating Marriage

    If and when we receive an English version of the third edition of the Roman Missal, we are supposed to receive the English version of the second edition (the editio typica altera) of the Order of Celebrating Marriage (the Ordo Celebrandi Matrimonium) on March 19, 1990!