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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

5 Thoughts For Today

5. I like the song, "On Eagles' Wings." I'm sorry, but not.

4. Here is my Traditional Catholic membership card, and decoder ring.

3. On the other hand, Gregorian chant really isn't that hard, at the end of the day. Why are we singing hymns, then? [Especially when it's only an allowance in a less-than-ideal situation.--ed.]

2. You can add "Days Of Elijah," also. Keeping in mind that it's not proper for the liturgy.

1. There is a 99.9% chance that you are not a lector, or a minister of Holy Communion, even if you are routinely filling such roles. Those are instituted offices. It's a small distinction, but an important one. We should say, "I'm fulfilling the lector's role today," or "I'm assisting with the distribution of Holy Communion." You're not a lector unless you hold that office, and you are not a "minister of Holy Communion" unless you are a 1) Bishop, 2) priest, or 3) deacon. I think we have a big problem with this, because we misunderstand "active participation" as, "I get to do stuff in Mass." That's not what it means. It means uniting your whole life to Christ in the Eucharistic sacrifice, and doing your best to understand what that means, as much as you are able. Anybody can, and should, do that.

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