Getting Personal with Modernity: The Sacraments as Cultural Embodiments of Mercy
Sacraments use matter and are celebrated in time—but more that this, they embody Mercy, who is Jesus himself. Theologian Owen Vyner shares the Father’s merciful vision of sacraments with us prodigals.
Liturgy Works—York Plays: Recovering the Lost Tradition of Sacred Drama
Some six-hundred years before the Second Vatican Council taught that devotions should be derived from and lead to the liturgy, the faithful of York, England lived this prayerful principle in their annual York Plays. Dr. Marcel Brown sees in these a rich treasure for us to mine today.
Heaven in a Grain of Incense: The Elements of Style in the Sacred Liturgy
A Centenary of Romano Guardini’s The Spirit of the Liturgy, Part III Editor’s note: This examination of Chapter Three of…
Wedding Prayers and Love: The Fruitful Work of the Liturgy in Marriage Preparation
Newlyweds have set their lives on a new course—heaven. Joanna Bogle sees the marriage rite itself as key to keeping couples on course to the eternal Wedding Feast of the Lamb.
False Magic and The True Magisterium: The Authority of Sacred Liturgy
Father Jerry Pokorsky says that “inquisitive souls reasonably engaged in the Sacred Liturgy” are able to see the most remarkable supernatural realities. See if you are an inquisitive soul.
The Mass of St. Gregory: Snapshot of a Mystery
The Church’s addition of the Feast of Corpus Christi to its universal calendar is generally thought to have begun…
It Never Gets Old: Fruitful Repetition versus Redundant Reductionism
The March 27th Chrism Mass homily by Bishop Michael Olson was an impassioned plea to the priests of the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, to maintain and strengthen a heartfelt faithfulness to the received liturgy of the Church. Bishop Olson said, the “importance of Christ-centered and shared repetition in our collaborative mission as the Church requires that we avoid the addition of words or gestures that are alien to the rites and liturgical texts provided us by the Church.”
Poland Passes Law Allowing Citizens to Observe Lord’s Day
Early in March, Poland joined a small but growing number of European countries that are curtailing shopping and other commercial…
Pope Francis Issues Exhortation on Life of Holiness
By Hannah Brockhaus VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News)—Pope Francis released an apostolic exhortation in which he aims to “repropose” the universal…
Mary Mother of the Church to be Celebrated Universally
The Blessed Virgin Mary is the spiritual mother of all Catholics, and to help the faithful around the world recall…