May 15, 2014

Readers’ Forum

Online Edition
May 2014
Vol. XX, No. 3

Readers’ Forum

Readers’ Forum — the lively "Letters to the Editor" of the Adoremus Bulletin provides a forum for exchange of ideas, comment and information on the sacred liturgy — but the letters column is not published online.

If you are reading the Adoremus Bulletin in the "online edition" only, you are missing one of the most popular and useful features of the journal. To become a member of Adoremus — and receive the "hard-copy" edition, including the "Readers Forum", see Membership page.

We are grateful for your letters. While we read every letter, we get so many that it is impossible to answer or publish all of them. In selecting those to appear in "Readers Forum", preference will be given to subjects of widest interest. Letters should be 250 words or fewer, preferably typed. They may be e-mailed. Please include your name, address, city and state (which may be withheld on request). If a letter refers to a previous issue of AB, please include the date of that issue and name of article. All letters may be edited for publication. Be sure to indicate clearly if your letter is NOT intended for publication.

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Readers’ Forum: May 2014 — Cardinal Pell on Liturgical Translation | The Fear of the Lord | Catholic Funeral for Non-Catholics? | Singing in Church — When Not Part of Mass | Tenebrae Resource

Invitation: Good News from the Pews

Dear AB Readers,

How have you experienced renewal of the Sacred Liturgy in your parish? Is there increased adoration of the Blessed Sacrament? Improved art and architecture in your church? More prayerful music? Greater reverence in worship at Mass?

Many Catholics have seen remarkable (sometimes unexpected) improvements in the celebration of Mass in recent years. But many others may not know where to begin (“we can’t afford a major church restoration”; “our tiny parish doesn’t even have an organist”; “our music is hopeless”) — and would welcome some helpful ideas.

We warmly invite your success stories and “how we did it” accounts, whether from priests or parishioners or professionals. Concrete examples of how this change was achieved can inspire others who are working and praying for revitalized worship and authentic recovery of sacredness in the Church’s Liturgy — for bringing the truth and beauty of our faith to others is essential to Catholic evangelization.

Please let us hear from you. (No story is too short, and no improvement too small!) —  E-mailed

Adoremus, Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy


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