What Is a Liturgist?

I will answer my question shortly.

First let me describe the instructions for kneeling at Mass, in the diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where we live during the summer.  These may be summed up thus.  Outside of a portion of the first half of the Eucharistic prayer – from the calling down of the Holy Spirit to the elevation of the chalice – there is to be no kneeling at Mass.

Tonight, as usual, I was ready to fall to my knees at the end of the Sanctus, when I saw the whole congregation standing still, so it looked as if my legs had buckled under me for a moment while I jerked myself upright again, waiting for the instructed time.

Praise the Lord

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A Soul, Joyfully Consecrated

On the Solemnity of the Assumption – a fitting and splendid day – the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate welcomed their newly professed member, Sister Maria Immaculata, who made her final vows in the presence of Bishop Douglas Crosby..
The Mass was glorious, the music – with the Sisters singing under the direction of Sister Mary Augustine – transcendent, and Sister Maria Immaculata more joyfully jubilant, or perhaps jubilantly joyful, than anyone I have seen in at least recent memory.
The new Sister had been a student at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, as Shelby Glofcheskie, and her radiance was evident even

Praise the Lord

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Masses, Black and White

Apparently, there is a ‘Black Mass’ scheduled to be held tomorrow in Ottawa, and Archbishop Prendergast has asked his priests to join the laity in praying outside the heavy-metal bar, appropriately, or rather inappropriately, called ‘The Koven’. We should remember that every sacrilegious Mass – one in which Communion is confected or received in a state of mortal sin – is a ‘black’ Mass for that person, in some sense.
Of course, an overtly blasphemous Mass is a different thing, but I wonder about this. Do they have a Catholic Host? We must presume there is no apostate priest to say

Praise the Lord

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