Come Along and Enter with a Liturgical Spirit into The Spirit of the Liturgy
Back in 2002, while still a professor at the University of Munich, Father Gerhard Müller asked the Church a provocative question: “Can mankind understand the spirit of the liturgy anymore?” This expression, “the spirit of the liturgy,” is not, of course, a nod to some pseudo-spirit of the Second Vatican Council, but to that substantial spirit spoken of by Romano Guardini in 1918 and, later, by Joseph Ratzinger in 2000.
Q: What is the current status of the translation document Liturgiam Authenticam?
The answer to this question—if, indeed, there is a clear answer—requires some preliminary groundwork.
In This Place for All Times: What the One Has to Do with the Many and Why Both Are Essential to Catholic Liturgy
Tug of War– The push and pull of Roman centralization versus local adaptation is nothing but a consequence of the One Christ come to redeem every person. Pope Francis adds his own weight to the struggle with the his recent letter on liturgical translations.
Q: Why is Monday, December 25, 2017 a Holy Day of Obligation, while a week later, Monday, January 1, 2018 not a Holy Day of Obligation?
A: First of all, it is helpful to understand which days are considered days of “obligation,” when the faithful attend…
What’s Right with the Liturgy? I AM.
It’s true that the logic of “professional liturgists” isn’t universally appreciated. On account of this fact, liturgists have even merited their own corner on the joke circuit. Many are familiar with the gag that suggests liturgists and terrorists are equally unreasonable.
What’s Wrong with the Liturgy? —I am.
In the early 20th century, The Times newspaper of London is said to have asked notable authors, “What’s wrong with the world?” G.K. Chesterton responded simply: “I am.”
Today’s Forecast: Cloudy, Increasing Light and (More Than) a Chance of Scattered Grace by Dewfall
The Latin Church is often accused of giving scant attention to the Holy Spirit. You can decide for yourself whether…
Praying in Good Faith: Ten Ways to Examine Your Liturgical Conscience
Guitar choir or Gregorian chant? Communion on the tongue or in the hand? Liturgical language that is elevated, formal, and…
The Style of Liturgical Language
According to recent reports, Pope Francis has established a commission to review the translation principles and processes outlined in Liturgiam Authenticam. For some, the announcement is a reason to rejoice; for others, it is a cause for concern.
John the Baptist: A Clear Voice for the Liturgy in the Wilderness of the World
One rarely named—or, perhaps, never named worthy—is St. John the Baptist. But Christ’s cousin, the Forerunner and the Last Prophet certainly deserves a hearing from anyone wishing to deepen his or her insight into the depths of the liturgy.