ACLumsden 06/12/2013 07:24:54
Human beings just cannot help but exist at the extreme end of, or towards the extreme ends of certain philosophies. In this case we have the former Popes exhortation for beauty and solemnity and higher standards in the Sacred Music of the Liturgy. On the other hand, we have Pope Francis warning us to "beware of ostentatious Liturgy". According to Fr Barron, Christianity, to take the language of St Paul, is all about "running the race", "fighting the good fight". Language of energetic forward … [More]
ACLumsden 05/12/2013 07:00:29
ACLumsden 30/11/2013 08:06:34
Pope Francis is a typical South American priest from the 70s. I reckon the "Liberation Theology" is still quite strong in him.
ACLumsden 18/11/2013 10:17:05
I think that this is indeed all important. However, as was hoped by Benedict XVI, the Extraordinary Form of Mass alongside the Ordinary Form of Mass ought to give birth to a 'via media' between the "Classicist" and "Empiricist" philosophies of Liturgical Praxis. The Classicist ignores local giftedness in terms of music, art and 'presence'; the Empiricist ignores the Universal nature of music, art and 'presence' of beauty. It is hoped that the two Forms of Holy Mass would marry, and in the … [More]
ACLumsden 13/11/2013 07:47:52
Thanks Ira! LOL!!!
ACLumsden 24/10/2013 08:57:48
"They [gay couples] could have gone elsewhere", indeed! One continues to be rather irked at this: that the militant gay person seeks to force himself on the straight person's conscience. A most infantile and disordered behaviour. However, as Pope Francis has said, "who am I to judge". On the other hand, isn't it the behaviour one must find abhorrent, rather than the person?
ACLumsden 23/10/2013 09:17:52
With a superabundance of money comes a superabundance of sin. The Church in Germanium is an excellent example of this! On the other hand, the Church in the USA is no longer wealthy on account of the massive payouts from child-abuse cases: the mentality still remains.
ACLumsden 23/08/2013 07:46:21
Beautiful Downside Abbey, pity that the Sacred Liturgy is not as monastic as it is at Buckfast Abbey out in Devon.
ACLumsden 19/08/2013 10:13:23
Hummmm...... a tale of our British fall: from Roman Catholic monastic Grange Church, to Church of England Parish Church, then to nothing. Reopened now as a beautiful Restaurant. Iconic of how we have turned away from Beauty and embraced beauty.
ACLumsden 16/08/2013 09:52:10
Hummm, well, for a country that passes racial Apartheid Laws, this is not a surprise. The moment one begins to divide and compartmentalise the Human Family (for whatever perceived logical reason), one sets out on the road away from God. Pity, really..... the Swiss are such good people. On the other hand, as Fr Leto says, it is not enough to be "good" if one is a Christian.
ACLumsden 12/08/2013 10:44:00
ACLumsden 04/08/2013 23:30:29
I was there! I was told that it signified the fire of the Holy Spirit. The entrance music is a modern musical composition in "Introit form", i.e. an antiphon for the people and the verses for the choir. The only problem I had with this is the language of the Introit - it made very little sense in terms of grammar and syntax. Maybe trying to be TOO creative perhaps? Nevertheless, a splendid High Mass in the Ordinary Form (in the vernacular).
ACLumsden 06/09/2012 09:07:45
@lukedaniel - Thank you for the responsible posting. All is understood, thanks again. To "tbswv", you need to treat the written word more responsibly!
ACLumsden 06/09/2012 07:04:40
@tbswv - You state such serious allegations without supporting evidence. Please be aware that you can be prosecuted for what you have written!