Table of Contents
May 15, 2008

Table of Contents

Online Edition:
May 2008
Vol. XIV, No. 3

Table of Contents

News and Views — Teach, Bishop, Teach! | Unholy Grail?

The Role of Liturgical Norms in the Eucharistic Celebration — by Cardinal Francis Arinze

Recent International Survey on Scripture: Reading the Bible, Who, When, Where, How, Why — by Sandro Magister

Synod on the Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

Pope Benedict XVI on the Word of God

Progress report from BCDWWhen Can We Hope to See the New Missal in English? — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

Readers’ Forum — Changing Creed and Confiteor | So There | Memorial Acclamation | Blue Vestments | Feast of Chair of Saint Peter | Communion Singing | The Power of Music | Oddities? | Restoration of Mass? | Acolyte or Server? | Extraordinary Ministers are Ordinary | Why Buy? | Old Missals | Redeeming Feature

Benedictine Composer to Direct New Saint Louis Institute of Sacred Music — by Helen Hull Hitchcock


Cover: Pope Benedict XVI at Yankee Stadium Mass, April 20, 2008, Photo: ©2008 Catholic News Service

In hope we were saved!” (Romans 8:24) As the Church in the United States gives thanks for the blessings of the past 200 years, I invite you, your families, and every parish and religious community, to trust in the power of grace to create a future of promise for God’s people in this country.… Above all, I urge you to continue to be a leaven of evangelical hope in American society, striving to bring the light and truth of the Gospel to the task of building an ever more just and free world for generations yet to come.… By your prayers, by the fruitfulness of your charity, may you point the way toward that vast horizon of hope which God is even now opening up to His Church and indeed to all humanity.

— Pope Benedict XVI from Homily at Nationals Park. Washington, DC, April 17, 2008



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