Liturgical Upgrades

For many years I have listened to the concerns of lay people who have been dissatisfied with the way Mass has been celebrated in their parish. Of course these concerns cover the broadest range of issues, from serious liturgical abuses to matters of mere personal preference. The more serious concerns were addressed by the Vatican’s liturgy office a […]

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“Pink Candle” Sunday

This Sunday, the third Sunday of Lent, is traditionally called Gaudete Sunday. It is “rejoicing Sunday,” as “Gaudete” is the first word of the Entrance Antiphon, taken from Philippians 4:4-5: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice! The Lord is near.” Gaudete Sunday, along with Laetare Sunday in Lent (as an aside, to avoid confusion, remember Laetare and […]

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Long Live the King!

This Sunday we conclude the liturgical year with the Solemnity of Christ the King. This week on the “Sunday Homilies” page at the CUF website we have a beautiful homily for the occasion by Most. Rev. John F. Donoghue, retired Archbishop of Atlanta. To view this homily, click here. Archbishop Donoghue includes a quote from Pope Pius […]

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Me? A Missionary?

Yes, me. And you, too. In his homily for World Mission Sunday, which we just observed, Fr. Ray Ryland (CUF’s spiritual advisor and a convert from the Episcopal church) talks about why “Evangelization is Everybody’s Job”: If one judges from the small number of people we Catholics bring to Christ and His Church each year, […]

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Yikes!

If you haven’t yet, you should check out this Sunday’s homily by Fr. Robert Pecotte at www.cuf.org. (Click “Sunday Homily” on the left.) It packs a punch. Here’s just a snippet: American cultural values are not of Jesus Christ! America is no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave. It […]

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