A Brief History of How the Mass Came to Be Rendered in the Vernacular
Jeremy Priest’s brief and insightful linguistic history of the Mass in the West shows that, whether in Latin or the vernacular, the Church’s greatest prayer speaks the lingua franca of salvation
On the face of it, culture shouldn’t be a difficult thing to comprehend. After all, culture is everywhere. Yet what is culture?
Contextual Delight – Book Explores the Fruitful Marriage of Theology and Liturgy
And believing is doing, says Richard Budd in a review of Adam Cooper’s book about the bonds that worship forms between flesh and spirit —Holy Eros: A Liturgical Theology of the Body
Abel the Just, Abraham the Obedient, and Melchizedek the Mysterious
Abel had it, Abraham had it—and so did Melchizedek. Bruce D. Marshall reveals how good old-fashioned sacrifice captures the pulse of the liturgy—and of its priestly participants….
Varietates Legitimae: Twenty-Five Years Later
When Sacrosanctum Concilium was released in 1963, attention was immediately drawn to its call for the active participation of the…
Hartford Archbishop Blair Elected to Chair USCCB Committee on Divine Worship
BALTIMORE—At the 2018 General Assembly in Baltimore this past November, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) elected Archbishop Leonard…
Mixed Reactions to Italian Bishops’ Proposed New Translation of Lord’s Prayer
The Italian bishops have submitted for Pope Francis’s approval a proposed change to the words of the Our Father. According…
Eucharistic Procession in Hollywood Highlights Plight of Homeless
Los Angeles, CA (CNA)—Hundreds of Catholics processed through Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in a special Eucharistic procession for the poor….
Cardinal Müller: Spiritual Renewal Is Church’s Foremost Need
Rome, Italy (CNA/EWTN News)—Cardinal Gerhard Müller said in a recent interview that the problem of clerical sex abuse must be…
Q: Omitting the Gospel Acclamation?
When General Instruction for the Roman Missal (GIRM) 63 states that “the Alleluia or the Verse before the Gospel, if…