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by nazard
Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 50 (or more) years on - Sacrosanctum Concilium
Replies: 36
Views: 5804

Re: 50 (or more) years on - Sacrosanctum Concilium

Very few people have ever told me that they left because mass was in English.
by nazard
Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 50 (or more) years on - Sacrosanctum Concilium
Replies: 36
Views: 5804

Re: 50 (or more) years on - Sacrosanctum Concilium

You have hit on a serious problem here. It is a principle of experimentation that you only change one thing at a time, but the introduction of the New Mass was not considered to be an experiment. The church was conceited enough to think the the new mass was right first time. Well, pride was consider...
by nazard
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 50 (or more) years on - Sacrosanctum Concilium
Replies: 36
Views: 5804

Re: 50 (or more) years on - Sacrosanctum Concilium

Dialogue Mass was well established in the Black Country in the fifties. My parish was St Francis Xavier, Oldbury, but we also went to relations' parishes, St Hubert, Oldbury, the English Martyrs, Whiteheath, St Gregory, Bearwood, the Immaculate Conception, Edgbaston, and of course, St Chad's. I have...
by nazard
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Theology
Replies: 11
Views: 2585

Re: Theology

Humph! You have a rather gloomy view of God. I was always taught that God is everywhere, not out there. That includes within us. We have free will, so we can ignore Him, or even do the opposite of His will, but He will not abandon us. The idea of us being the Body of Christ is us joining together wi...
by nazard
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sunday Celebrations in the absence of a priest
Replies: 20
Views: 3833

Re: Sunday Celebrations in the absence of a priest

...If a priest walked by a bakery and (even inadvertently) muttered "This is my Body", was all the bread in the shop now consecrated? What does de defectibus say about this? Surely there would be a defective intent to say a valid mass? ...On A Sunday, I am sick in bed one hundred yards fr...
by nazard
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Catholic periodicals
Replies: 37
Views: 6478

Re: Year of Faith

Nick, I think this is well off topic, but would you please explain what you mean by left and right wing in a catholic context? Perhaps you could start a new thread.
by nazard
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Catholic periodicals
Replies: 37
Views: 6478

Re: Year of Faith

If we only have one intelligent and serious periodical then we are in trouble because that weekly could press its own viewpoint without any balancing contrary opinion. Remember that intelligence and benevolence, and indeed faith, are not as tightly linked as we might like them to be. There are plent...
by nazard
Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Catholic periodicals
Replies: 37
Views: 6478

Catholic periodicals

Southern Comfort wrote:The Tablet ... is the only serious, intelligent Catholic weekly out there...


We are in trouble!
by nazard
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Malurgy
Replies: 136
Views: 16615

Re: Malurgy

I have thought of kneeling, but where our pp stands he has his toes right on the edge of the sanctuary step. It would be interesting to see how high he jumped, but it may not contribute to the sense of awe of receiving communion...
by nazard
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Malurgy
Replies: 136
Views: 16615

Re: Malurgy

Mea culpa, I always thought that the new testament followed on from the old, and that its books were considered canonical. I stand corrected.
by nazard
Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Malurgy
Replies: 136
Views: 16615

Re: Malurgy

While not binding, it is an example for our guidance.
by nazard
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Malurgy
Replies: 136
Views: 16615

Re: Malurgy

So?
by nazard
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Malurgy
Replies: 136
Views: 16615

Re: Malurgy

If you look at 2 Chronicles chapter 4 you will see that the temple is split into two parts: verse 22 specifically mentions the doors of the inner temple, the Holy of Holies. Now, if it had doors, it is reasonable to suppose that they were in some sort of wall or barrier. Even if they stood hanging o...
by nazard
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: High esteem for the pipe organ?
Replies: 220
Views: 36552

Re: High esteem for the pipe organ?

I agree with the various suggestions for how to make a silk purse out of this particular sow's ear, but it always makes me think of a fairground organ. Perhaps the answer is to mount a little marionette on the front of the organ to conduct the congregational singing? Marenghi The drums might come in...
by nazard
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: High esteem for the pipe organ?
Replies: 220
Views: 36552

Re: High esteem for the pipe organ?

...Later, at any poorly financed suburban parish, there’s the possibility of wincing through “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love” on the organ, even though the iconic tune was written in the late ’60s for acoustic guitar... Is there any other possible response to that piece of banality no m...