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Wandering in the Desert – After forty years, we still seek the musical Promised Land — by Anthony Corvaia, Jr., Vol. XII, No. 10, February 2007

We do Need Holy Days — What message is sent when Bishops move (or remove) Holy Days from the Church calendar? — by Joanna Bogle, Vol. XII, No. 6, September 2006

We know that we are to serve in His name, until He comes again by Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Vol. XVII, No. 5, August 2011

Welcome, Adoremus Editorial Consultants – by Helen Hull Hitchcock, Vol. XIX, No. 5, August 2013

Welcoming the Roman MissalBishop Arthur Serratelli, of Paterson, New Jersey, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship, presents a basic catechesis on the new translation of the Roman Missal in this article, originally published in America magazine, March 1, 2010. His article addresses frequent questions about the translation, and responds, though indirectly, to efforts to delay or resist the texts. Bishop Serratelli has kindly permitted us to publish his helpful article. — by Bishop Arthur Serratelli, Vol. XVI, No. 2, April 2010

Westminster Choir School — Singing Praises to Our God — by Joanna Bogle, Vol XVI, No. 5, July-August 2010

What Color is Lent? Why Genuflect? If Someone Asks You “Why Do Catholics Do That?”, by Helen Hull Hitchcock, Vol. 3, 1, March 1997

What Do Catholic Youths Want?, by Jon Soucy, Vol. 6, 5, June / July 2000

What Do We Do Now? Part III: The Gamber Proposal as Long-Term Solution, by Father Brian Harrison, Vol. 1, 3, January 1996

What Do We Mean When We Say “In Persona Christi”? – At Mass we are full of the Lord, not full of ourselves — by James V. Schall, SJ, Vol. XV, No. 4, June-July 2009

What Does a Church Building Mean?— by Denis McNamara, Vol. XX, No. 4., June-July 2014

What Happened to My Hymn?“Familiar texts can be as comfortable as old shoes, and as uncomfortable when replaced as new ones a size too small”., by Lucy Carroll, Vol. IX, No. 4, June 2003

What Have We Done to Our Children?How Catholic children became guinea-pigs for liturgical experiments — Part I — From the distance of three decades, it is by now clear that children’s “needs” were often used as an excuse for breaking the rules. by Susan Benofy, Vol. IX, No 8, November 2003

What Have We Done to Our Children? How Catholic Children became guinea-pigs for liturgical experiments — Part II — Part I of this article discussed the history and contents of the Directory for Masses with Children (DMC). Part II will show how special Eucharistic Prayers for Children’s Masses and a separateLectionary for Masses with Children developed., Vol IX, No 9, December 2003 – January 2004

What Have We Done to Our Children? How Catholic children became guinea-pigs for liturgical experimentsPart III of three-part series– Children’s Liturgies -Separate Tables The ink was barely dry on the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Liturgy when reformers began experimenting with their most radical innovations — from freely altering texts to ritual dance — not on consenting adults, but on the unsuspecting school children who would become “Generation X”. by Susan Benofy, Vol. IX, No. 10 February 2004

What is Communion? — by Father Theodore Book, Vol. XVI, No.3, May 2010

What is Really behind the Music “Style Wars”? A question of Function, Holiness and Hermeneutics — by Susan Benofy, Vol. XIX, No. 2, April 2013

What is the Effect of the Priest Changing the Words of the Mass? Is There Anything We Can Do?, Vol. XII, No. 7, October 2006

What is the Nature of the Liturgy? How Should We Worship?*,  (*See “In the Presence of Angels I will Sing Your Praise,” above), by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Vol. 2, 7, November 1996

What the Novus Ordo Is — Isn’t, The Council Intended Reform, not Rupture — by Lucy E. Carroll, Vol. XV, No. 6, September 2009

What the Bishops Said… — USCCB Debate and Vote on the ICEL Translation of the Order of Mass (June 2006 USCCB meeting), Vol. XII, No. 5, July-August 2006

What will Pope Benedict’s Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Say About Liturgy? by Helen Hull Hitchcock, Vol. XII, No. 2 April 2006

What You Really Must Know about Gregorian Chant — Benedictine Abbey in Britain publishes “The Beginners Book of Chant” — First chapter inside., Vol. X, No. 4

What’s the Real Story on EACW?, by Helen Hull Hitchcock and Susan Benofy, Vol. 5, 4, June 1999

What’s so Sacred about Sacred Music? Is “Sacredness” a Matter of Taste, or an Objective Reality? — “It might seem too obvious, but the very fact that Vatican documents use the term sacred to refer to music for the Liturgy indicates that the Church believes there is such a thing as music that is sacred“., by The Rev. James T. Benzmiller,  Vol. IX, No. 4, June 2003

What Vatican II Really Said about Renewal — Book Review — Vatican II:Renewal within Tradition — reviewed by Helen Hull Hitchcock, Vol. XVI, No. 3, May 2010

What Words Will We Use in God’s Word? – Challenges & Concerns in Scripture Translations for the Liturgy — by Father Ralph Wright, OSB, Vol. XII, No. 10, February 2007

When Beauty is Revolutionary – Reflections on Liturgiam authenticam, This essay originated as a panel presentation at the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, by Fr. Raymond Gawronski, SJ, Vol. VII, 8, November 2001

Progress report from BCDWWhen Can We Hope to See the New Missal in English? — by Helen Hull Hitchcock, Vol. XIV, No. 3, May 2008

When did Bach find time to pray?, by Terry Mattingly, Vol. VI, 8, November 2000

When is the “Rite” Thing the Wrong Thing? Exceptions to Liturgical Rules, Staff, Vol. 1, 4, February 1996

When “Strangers and Silent Spectators” Plan the LiturgyCatholic rituals should be “transformative” to meet peoples’ needs, liturgy expert says, by Susan Benofy, Vol. IX, No. 2, April 2003

When we “get creative”, are we choosing — Pageantry Over Piety? …”The more we focus on being creative, we choose ourselves over Christ. We choose pageantry over piety. The Eucharist –Christ’s sacrifice — and the resulting saving grace through His dying and rising, is a phenomenally creative act.”… by Carolyn Foster, Vol X, No 8, November 2004

Where Do We Stand?, Standing or Kneeling: Which is the Innovation?, by Father Jerry Pokorsky, Vol. 1, 4, February 1996

Where Have We Put Him?: And what if we acted as if we believe what we believe? — by The Rev. W. Roy Floch, Vol. XI, No. 8, November 2005

Where’s the High Ground?, by Father Richard John Neuhaus, Vol. 4, 1, February / March 1998

Where Should We Put the Tabernacle?, by Monsignor Peter Elliott, Vol. 3, 9, December 1997 / January 1998

Where to Place the Tabernacle, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, June-July 2012

Which Books Shall We Use?, Finding Good Bibles, Missals Can Be A Challenge, Staff, Vol. 2, 1, March 1996

Who’s dancing in church, and why?, by David Aaron Murray, Vol. 6, 1, March 2000

Whose Place of Worship? (Book Review), by David Aaron Murray, Vol. 6, 6-7, Sept. / Oct. 2000

Why Create New Art or Music When There’s Plenty of Good Old Stuff Around? — by David Clayton, Vol XVIII, No. 6, September 2012

Why We Need the New Translation of the Mass — by Bishop Peter Elliott, Vol XVI, No. 8, November 2010

“Why don’t they want us to kneel at Mass?” – Most frequently asked question to the Adoremus Office in the last few months. , by Helen Hull Hitchcock, Vol. VIII, 2, April 2002

Why Eucharistic Adoration Disturbs Some Liturgists — by James Hitchcock, Vol. XV, No. 7, October 2009

Why is Limbo in the Limelight? – by Helen Hull Hitchcock, Vol XIII, No. 3, May 2007

Why the Liturgical Reform? or, “What if we just say no to any liturgical change?”by Helen Hull Hitchcock, Vol XVII, No 6, September 2011

Why there is no Catechism in Japanese, Conflict over translation has delayed publication for eight years, by Francis Mutsuo Fukushima, Vol VII, No 2, April 2001

The Wisdom of Hindsight: The Restoration of Catholic Church Architecture “While many Church officials and patrons are still intent on erecting testaments to their own existence, some prominent architects in both North America and Europe are emerging with critiques of contemporary secularized churches.”, by Michael S. Rose, Vol X, No 8, November 2004

Excerpts from the Instrumentum Laboris for the XII Ordinary General Synod of Bishops — The Word of God in the Many Services of the Church, Chapter V, Vol. XIV, No. 7, October 2008

The Work of Icel: Liturgical Translation and Education by Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth, Vol. XX, No. 6, September 2014

Worthy is the Lamb“Tropes” for the Agnus Dei are not inspired by a sudden sympathy with medieval practices, but are part of liturgists’ project of “relocation of transcendence” in the Communion Rite., by Susan Benofy, Vol VIII, No 9, December 2002 – January 2003

The Wounded LiturgyBishop Marc Aillet, of Bayonne, France, gave this address at a theological conference entitled “Fidelity of Christ, Fidelity of the Priest”, held March 11-12 at the Pontifical Lateran University. — by Bishop Marc Aillet, Vol. XVI, No. 2, April 2010

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The Year of the Eucharist – Suggestions and Proposals — Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, only 3 chapters published in this issue the link is to the whole document. [also see Year of the Eucharist Section for additional information for celebrating], Vol X, No 9, December 2004 – January 2005

Year of Faith: Note with Pastoral Recommendations, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vol. XVII, No. 10, February 2012

The Year of Saint Paul – The Church Today Requires “Total Dedication to Christ”, Vol. XIV, No. 4, June 2008

“You are the Christ, Son of the Living God” – Homily of His Holiness John Paul II for the Inaugration of His Pontificate, Vol. XX, No. 3, May 2014

“Youth Bible” Problems Persist, by Helen Hull Hitchcock, Vol. XI, No. 10, February 2006





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