Tag Archives: liturgy

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Smells and bells once again

A new year of formation has begun at Overbrook.  In keeping with tradition, the campus came back to life with a celebration of Vespers.  The liturgical day celebrated the memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but on this annual occasion, with its participants clad in cassocks and surplices and singing in Latin, […]

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Phigiting in Church

Troublesome toddlers are routine fodder for commentary on church-going etiquette.  Should they have a place in the pew or be sequestered for the peace of the rest of the congregation?  Is their crying out loud a distraction that creates angst for parents and pray-ers, or a sublime disclosure of the divine voice, as Pope Francis […]

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Interview Wednesday – Fr. David Friel

SemCasual Podcast is pleased to bring you “Interview Wednesdays”, where we sit down and talk with exciting guests about everything from the grassroots of their faith to the passions that drive their creativity and enterprises, in short, the things that make them who they are! In this week’s episode, we sit down with Fr. David […]

Episode 15 – A Look at the Liturgies of Holy Week, with Fr. G. Dennis Gill

SemCasual Podcast, bringing you “Seminary Life with a Twist,” where we talk about things that matter to us, Catholic news that you should know about, various theological or philosophical questions, the saint of the upcoming week, and life at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary! In this week’s episode, we sit down to discuss the Liturgies of […]

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Episode 2 – If St. Charles isn’t like the Garden of Eden, why did the Archbishop of Shenyang come back to visit?

**NEW minute markers! Listen in the order YOU want!** SemCasual Podcast, bringing you “Seminary Life with a twist,” where we talk about things that matter to us, Catholic news that you should know about, various theological or philosophical questions, the saint of the upcoming week, and life at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary! On this week’s […]

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“And with your (virtual) spirit”

In Catholic churches, the congregational response to “The Lord be with you …” does not make room for a digital community. As made clear in a 2002 document from the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, “Virtual reality is no substitute for the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the sacramental reality of the other sacraments, […]