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Decorum and Liturgy

The Bishops of the Second Vatican Council defined liturgy as “a sacred action through which, with a rite, in and through the Church, the priestly office of Christ comes to be exercised and continued, which office being the sanctification of humanity and the glorification of God.” That statement contains very big ideas: Liturgy is a […]

Presider Style

I am an academic rather than a parish priest, so I do not have a regular Sunday congregation. The benefit of this unfortunate reality is that I visit many different parish communities and have the chance to concelebrate in a variety of settings. This means I can play the ‘sit back and critique the presider’ […]