Sometimes this business requires restraint — not one of my strong suits. Today we’re printing a liturgical booklet for a Catholic wedding anniversary (50th). There is, apparently, a Mass in there somewhere. Among the prayers:
“…almighty God and Maker, we worship you…”
“…Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Maker …”
“…in the Glory of God the Maker …”
“Gentle Woman … you were chosen by the Maker; you were chosen for the Son. You were chosen from all women and for woman, shining one.”
“Blessed are you among women, blest in turn all women too.”
The liturgy concludes with an “Apache Wedding Blessing” and a reflection by Helen Steiner Rice.
Different worlds, same Church.