A note about “Ordinary Time”

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Monday, August 25, 2014

The Sundays of August and September are all under the rubric of “Ordinary Time.” What does that mean? More than “ordinary” as opposed to “extraordinary," “ordinary” in the liturgical calendar really refers to “ordered” time, as opposed to “disordered” time. This old terminology is meant to remind us that God has ordered the world, that we are in good hands, as opposed to suggesting that there is nothing special about this time of year!