Will there be a Church in the U.S. in 2040?
“The real crisis has scarcely begun.” So was the forecast of Joseph Ratzinger in 1969. Recent projections by the Canadian Anglicans estimate that “there will be no members, attenders or givers in the Anglican Church of Canada by approximately 2040.” Is the Catholic Church in the United States heading in the same direction?
Liturgical Traditions: The Rite of Communion—Part I
While the Communion rite in the Ordinary Form is considerably simplified compared to the same rite in the Extraordinary Form, the traditional practice of the Roman rite can still provide celebrants with helpful directions about how to carry out the various gestures demanded by the preparation for Communion.
Head Back to Mass Prepared to Unmask Your Heart and Sanitize Your Soul
As states loosen restrictions on public gatherings and dioceses do the same for public Masses, Catholics will be returning to Sunday Mass, most of them after weeks of finding alternative ways to live the Lord’s Day.
A Guide to Celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation Outside the Easter Vigil
The sacraments of initiation will have to be celebrated in small groups or at least in celebrations of greatly reduced numbers in the weeks ahead.
Why Celebrate the Mass With Empty Pews?
God made us, sustains us, and gives us every good blessing (and a few trials to keep us honest). Denis McNamara explains why worship is first and foremost the least and best we can do in return.
Mass During a Hurricane
What strange creatures humans are—happy when we should be sad, sad when we should be happy—and yet, as Christopher Carstens notes, the calm at the center of the tumultuous self should be, now and always, Jesus.
“The Liturgy Must Go On!”
Priests and families around the nation tell Adoremus about their encounter with Christ in the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter 2020 —despite the COVID-19 restrictions which have canceled public celebrations of the Eucharist.
Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli Retires as Bishop of Paterson, NJ
Editor’s note: Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli’s retirement is of particular interest to Adoremus readers, since he has played a significant…
Q: What is “general absolution”?
A: As the COVID-19 pandemic reached its height, there were discussions among bishops, pastors, theologians, and canon lawyers about potential…
Christians Animate the World
From a letter to Diognetus, Office of Readings for Wednesday, Easter Week V. A certain Diognetus served as tutor to the second-century Roman emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius, but many scholars doubt that this is the same individual.