In addition to the orans posture and praying with hands joined, the priest celebrant makes use of a variety of other hand gestures throughout the Mass. He frequently is directed to extend and join his hands, to bless, and on certain occasions to strike his breast.Continue reading »
If a Catholic (or especially a non-Catholic) were to stop and think about it, he would discover that there are some things—perhaps many things—about Catholic worship that on the surface seem strange.Continue reading »
Romano Guardini taught the world to pray—and to keep it from going out of style, Cardinal Robert Sarah celebrates Ignatius Press’s 40th anniversary by introducing a new edition of Spirit of the Liturgy.
The bishop must enthrone the liturgy in his heart, protect it like a crown, and nurture it like a kingdom, says Monsignor Robert J. Dempsey in his essay on the bishop’s role in the liturgy.
Upon hearing of his death, Pope Paul VI recalled Guardini’s “praiseworthy work and successful efforts as a scholar and writer for a greater understanding of theological truths and for the formation of a true, liturgical devotion.”
Guardini died on October 1, 1968—50 years ago this month. L’Osservatore Romano, the daily newspaper of the Holy See, printed the following obituary in its October 10, 1968 issue, including remarks from Pope Paul VI.
BALTIMORE, MD (CNA/EWTN News)—The Archdiocese of Baltimore has announced a policy to allow weddings to be held outside of parish…
An estimated 10,000 Catholics processed through the streets of Liverpool in a Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, September 9, in a spirit of prayer and penance for the clerical abuse scandals.