Lest We Forget

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Almighty everlasting God, who sent your Son to die that we might live, grant, we pray, eternal rest to those who gave themselves in service and sacrifice for their country. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and […]

The Power of Sacred Words

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The book serves as a vessel, like the cup to the wine. It serves to enthrone and hold forth the truly central symbol, like the linen to the food. The primary symbol is the speaking out of the words themselves. That such discourse – prayers, readings, songs, dialogues, sermons, words for the bath, words for […]

The Liturgy Must Change

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The rite of the Mass is to be revised in such a way that the intrinsic nature and purpose of its several parts, as also the connection between them, may be more clearly manifested, and that devout and active participation by the faithful may be more easily achieved. For this purpose the rites are to […]

Thanksgiving and Lament

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Thanksgiving alone might be misunderstood to be an acceptance of the status quo, as if the truly religious heart would rise above all actual material suffering to perceive some unearthly religious meaning and so to praise God for all conditions and realities, as if there were no need of God’s promise or God’s future. Lament […]