Tag Archives: Eucharist

Reflections on the Eucharistic dialogue of John 6

Editor’s note: This semester, as last, I am taking a theology class, and to the extent that my written submissions are thought canonical, excerpts will appear here under the TH225 tag after submission and grading. For last semester, see the TH200 tag. In this assignment, we are asked to discuss the single story from the […]

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Last month, I delivered a presentation to Catholic Adult Fellowship on the Eucharistic liturgy of the Roman Rite,  straightforwardly titled The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The written version of my remarks is now available here; this completes a pair of talks that began last fall in The Catholic Proposition. On June 2nd, 2013, the […]

The taproot of liturgical distortions

At the root of almost every problematic idea advanced for “improving” the “experience” of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is a failure to understand what the the Mass is. The Mass is not simply “worship” and “thanksgiving”; it is those things also, but as John Paul II put it in Dominicae cenae, “above all else, the […]