Novus Cultus: Looking at the Liturgy with 2020 Vision
How can the Church accommodate its pastoral work to those in need of her care, while bringing legitimate aspects of Amazonian culture into the universal sphere of her influence, divinizing and sanctifying them?
Cremation: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the ideal order of funeral liturgies relative to cremation? “When the choice has been made to cremate…
The Seeds of Faith Are Planted in the Home
Self-recriminations notwithstanding, thankfully, the Church offers numerous practices so that hearts can fruitfully receive the good seed of God’s grace. It’s not necessary to engage in all of them or even most of them, but some regular pattern of prayer in the home can—I hope—help my kids take the faith with them when they leave. So allow me to highlight three spiritual practices that have emerged—after 20 years of marriage—as central to prayer life in the Carstens’ household.
It’s Time Again for Sunday Gridiron Liturgy!
“Football is a game of inches,” Vince Lombardi is to have said. So, too, the liturgy, for God is in the details.
The Mother’s Mother Tongue
Et cum spiritu tuo, had been rendered “And also with you” in the Roman Missal’s initial English translations. Since the 2011 introduction of the 3rd edition of the Missal in English, it has been translated, “And with your spirit.”Why is there such a difference?
God and Grace in Human Translation
There is a truth that each liturgical translation of the Roman Rite is attempting to communicate—a truth that is more profound than the translation’s conveyance of particular words or phrases into the vernacular, even though it is tied to each word.
Has the Liturgical Movement Turned Itself Around?
An Austrian pastor following World War I until his death in 1954, Father Parsch opened the treasures of the liturgy and the Bible to his people.
A Rose is a Rose is a…?
What is the best way to convey, in words, the restoration of heaven and earth? How does the Church find…
Three Men Walk Into a Mass… (In anticipation of Father’s Day)
Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this story before. It’s worth hearing again—especially with Father’s Day around the corner.
Quasimodo out of the Ashes
Few Catholics may be aware that the Second Sunday of Easter also bears a proper name from its Introit: “Like newborn infants, you must long for the pure, spiritual milk, that in him you may grow to salvation, alleluia,” Quasi modo geniti infantes.