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Grief as Liturgy

There is a liturgy to grief, an entire calendar of solemn commemorations juxtaposed with joyful memories.

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Survey shows Catholic priests don’t like Mass changes

(RNS) Nothing can upset the folks in the pews as much as changing the liturgy that they’re used to, and that seemed likely to be the case when the Vatican ordered revisions to the familiar prayers of the Catholic Mass. But now, more than a year after the changes took effect, a survey of American priests shows that they are more disturbed by the innovations than their flock.

Episcopalians release same-sex marriage rites

What would an official same-sex Episcopal wedding liturgy look like?  “I now pronounce that they are bound to one another in a holy covenant, as long as they both shall live. Amen.”