Gesture & Posture
Go—and Play—Unto the Altar of God
If you dread heading to Mass with children more than a trip to the dentist for a double root canal, Father Michael Rennier has some seriously playful advice for you.
Praying Ad Orientem
Whether celebrated with priest and people facing each other or with priest and people together facing the same direction, every Eucharist is Christ coming to meet us, gracing us with a share in his own divine life.
Stand—Sit—Kneel—Repeat: Colin Kaepernick and Liturgical Posture
A recent drive to work one morning found me listening to sports radio. The topic was San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback…
What’s Behind Cardinal Sarah’s Ad Orientem Call?
Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, gave a recent interview to the French Catholic magazine Famille Chretienne. For many commentators and readers, the subject of the interview was his encouragement (again) for priest and people to face east, toward the orient—ad orientem in Latin—at certain parts of the Mass.
Mother Angelica: Requiescat in Pace!
Mother Angelica (Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation) departed this world at the age of 92 on March 27. Mother…
A Logical Look at the Liturgy
Editor’s note: This is a reprint of the first chapter of Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words…
The Theology of Kneeling
The theology of kneeling is explained by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the…