Priest’s Perspective on the Roman Missal Changes

Below is the audio for Fr. John’s talk for our Roman Missal class. His app broke it up into five sections. There may be a little overlap between the recordings.

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Recent Audio – RCIA, Roman Missal, Scripture Study

Here are some recent audio recordings from classes at Holy Ghost:

RCIA – “Your Conscience and Church Teaching”

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Minor Prophets

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Roman Missal – “Consubstantial and Incarnation”

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Roman Missal 4

Here is the audio from our fourth Roman Missal class. I still need to re-record the third one, but you can understand this one without having listened to the third one.

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Prophets 6

Here is the audio from the sixth prophets scripture study class:

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Roman Missal 2

Here is the cliff notes version of the second Roman Missal class. It’s short because I felt like I was talking to myself in the annex in the parish hall, which maybe me feel a little silly.  Much of the information from these first two classes was drawn from Scott Hahn’s The Lamb’s Supper along with the Catholic Update that we used to prepare.

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Prophets 5

Here is the audio from our fifth session of our scripture study on the prophets:

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The Irony of “The Lord’s Day”

It’s ironic that we call Sunday “the Lord’s Day” considering what Joel says about the day of the Lord in today’s lectionary reading:

  2:1    Blow the trumpet in Zion;
sound the alarm on my holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
for the day of the LORD is coming, it is near—
2      a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and thick darkness!
Like blackness spread upon the mountains
a great and powerful army comes;
their like has never been from of old,
nor will be again after them
in ages to come.

[Catholic Lectionary. 2009. Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.]

Yet we find in the responsive Psalm that God’s judgment is also a source of consolation. It begins with this in verses 1 and 2 before coming to the refrain “He judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with equity”:

    1      I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
2      I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

[Catholic Lectionary. 2009. Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.]

It depends significantly on one’s relationship to the Lord.  In the gospel reading, we find Jesus saying “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”  What will this coming “Lord’s Day” be like for us?  Do we need to repent as those in the reading from Joel?  Or the Lord’s judgment a source of consolation for us because we are in right relationship to him, removing our own need to pass judgment?

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