Romano Guardini Was Careful What He Asked For: A Liturgical Crisis
Upon hearing of his death, Pope Paul VI recalled Guardini’s “praiseworthy work and successful efforts as a scholar and writer for a greater understanding of theological truths and for the formation of a true, liturgical devotion.”
A Word with the Saints and Angels
Who celebrates the liturgy? When I first read this question in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1136), I thought…
Mass Casualties: The Life and Times of Father Mulcahy
Pope Francis likens today’s Church to a MASH unit. “I like to use the image of a field hospital to describe this ‘Church that goes forth’; it exists,” he says, “where there is combat, it is not a solid structure with all the equipment where people go to receive treatment for both small and large infirmities.
Q: Must every verse of the opening hymn at Mass be used?
A: While every verse of a Mass’s opening hymn may be sung, the musical tradition suggests it is not necessary…
50 Years of Vernacular Liturgy: Golden Principles to Guide Translation
Exactly four hundred years after the Council of Trent, the Second Vatican Council promulgated the first of 16 documents on…
Behold, The Art of Liturgy!
Spanish artist Elias Garcia Martinez was vacationing in Borja, Spain, when he painted the Ecce Homo on the wall of the Borja church in 1930 to express his devotion to God and his thanksgiving to the town that received him on holiday.
Translating History: 50 Years of Vernacular Liturgy
2019 will mark 50 years of the Missal of Paul VI, introduced in part on the First Sunday of Advent,…
Rejoice and be Glad, for the Liturgy is Our Fount of Holiness
Pope Francis’s recent exhortation, Guadete et Exsultate, “Rejoice and be Glad,” reproposes “the call to holiness in a practical…
Liturgy Symposia at Notre Dame’s Church Life Summer Institute
Notre Dame’s Church Life Summer Institute offers summer sessions in 2018 which feature Adoremus contributors, including Denis McNamara (Liturgical Institute, Mundelein, IL).
Fresh Takes on Liturgical Theology
David Fagerberg, Professor of Liturgical Studies at Notre Dame, is a teacher and thinker unlike any other today in the liturgical field. His treatment of liturgy makes one pause, think, and delight in seeing something so close appear in a different and remarkable light.