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Pope Francis recently changed church law so priests can wash the feet of women as well as men during the Holy Thursday ritual, an inclusion seen as a step forward for women. 201 more words


Interpreting the Holy Thursday Washing of Feet Ritual Part 2/2

Recap of Previous Post

In a previous post, I presented the interpretation of the foot washing ritual on Holy Thursday by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. 1,685 more words


Interpreting the Holy Thursday Washing of Feet Ritual Part 1/2

The Previous Rubric and Its (Neglected) Practice

On January 21, a letter by Pope Francis and a decree altering a rubric for the ritual of washing of feet for Holy Thursday was published. 1,001 more words


Layman: What I Learned From Washing Feet

“Pardon me. I’m pretty sure I washed your feet, but I never did get your name.”

Several years ago I introduced myself thusly to a woman I found myself working alongside at a house of hospitality. 768 more words


Tradition is the Democracy of the Dead

Change is in the air. It would seem that in many quarters of the Church, and at the highest levels, tradition has a bullseye on its back. 722 more words


Pope Francis Decrees: Women and Children Included in Footwashing

On his very first Holy Thursday as Vicar of Christ, Pope Francis famously (and to some criticism and some cheers) washed the feet of both men and women, even including non-Catholics as participants in a most moving and meaningful tradition within the Triduum. 729 more words


Preparing for Lent 2016

A couple of chants have been selected for Lent 2016 this year, and since we’ll be singing at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday for the first time in a couple many years, we’ve taken the effort to sieve through what would be appropriate to the celebration while restoring the traditions of our Catholic worship for the Ordinary Form. 86 more words