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Online Edition: March 2010, Vol. XVI, No. 1

Lent – Passiontide

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Crucifixion (1370-77) Tempera on wood. Andrea da Firenze. Vatican Museum.

News and Views — Vox Clara Missal Review | Workshops on Missal Planned for US Clergy and Diocesan | CMAA Plans 2010 Chant Colloquium | Colloquium on Sacred Music – Video and CD | Conference on Music, Liturgy at Collegeville | Clergy Holds Liturgy Conference in Rome

Australian Archbishop Coleridge: New Moment of RenewalChairman of ICEL Roman Missal Editorial Committee explains preparing for the new translation — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

Liturgical Roles and ResponsibilitiesBishop Serratelli Keynotes Society for Catholic Liturgy 2010 Conference — by Daniel G. Van Slyke

The Day the Mass Changed, How it Happened and Why — Part II — by Susan Benofy

Can a Church Building Image the Church? — Book Review. Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy, by Denis McNamara — Reviewed by Helen Hull Hitchcock

The Veneration of the Cross — The Reproaches

Readers’ ForumLiturgy of the Hours | The Music Controversy Continues | Mysterium Fidei | New Missals? | Use Both Hands at the Elevation? | Flu and Communion | Changing the Words of the Mass

Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI for Lent 2010 — "The Justice of God has been manifested through faith in Jesus Christ", October 30, 2009

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Jesus Dies on the Cross
Lord Jesus Christ, at the hour of your death the sun was darkened. Ever anew you are being nailed to the Cross. At this present hour of history we are living in God’s darkness. Through your great sufferings and the wickedness of men, the face of God, your face, seems obscured, unrecognizable. And yet, on the Cross, you have revealed yourself. Precisely by being the one who suffers and loves, you are exalted. From the Cross on high you have triumphed. Help us to recognize your face at this hour of darkness and tribulation. Help us to believe in you and to follow you in our hour of darkness and need. Show yourself once more to the world at this hour.

Reveal to us your salvation.

— Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
Prayer – Thirteenth Station of the Cross
Good Friday 2005

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