Vatican Authorizes Special Masses and Good Friday Prayers for Coronavirus Pandemic
The decree, dated March 30, said: “The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord on Good Friday this year has a particular significance because of the terrible pandemic that has stricken the whole world.”
Virtual Parish Mission: A Devotional Journey into the Easter Mystery
Adoremus Bulletin Announces a Virtual Parish Mission: A Devotional Journey into the Easter Mystery
Palm Sunday in Time of Pandemic
The suspension of the public celebration of Mass during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic has posed enormous challenges for society and for the Church.
Embracing “Excommunication” in the Time of Coronavirus?
Could such a spiritual fasting not sometimes be useful, or even necessary, to renew and establish more deeply our relation to the Body of Christ?
– Joseph Ratzinger
Podcast: What Should You Do if Mass is Cancelled?
Catholics all across America are dealing with the very real problem of cancelled liturgies. What should you do if your diocese has cancelled Masses due to the COVID-19 virus?
A Mystagogical Reflection on the Updated Order of Baptism of Children
The newly revised Order of Baptism for Children is out and, according to Father Anthony Strouse, it’s got a flood of vital insights, especially as they touch on the Eucharist.
Resolve to be Better Looking this Lent
As we travel the desert days of Lent, Christopher Carstens reminds us, God’s cosmetic beauty is no mirage, but gives true meaning to our less-than-glamorous journey.
Washed Clean in the Blood of the Lamb: A Study in Sacramentality
The 16th-century Flemish painter Jean Bellegambe painted The Mystical Bath not to shock our senses, but to draw them to the next world. So says Denis McNamara.
Tradition and Betrayal: Responding to Scandal with Adoration
In the upper room on Holy Thursday, the truth incarnate entrusts and conveys himself wholly to his apostles for the…
Q: I continue to see people holding hands during the Our Father. Is this okay? I’ve heard various arguments, but none of them seem to get beyond rules or preferences.
A: Holding hands is a nice symbol. Indeed, it’s a powerful symbol. The Order for Celebrating Matrimony employs the sign…