Q: Are there still litanies approved for use in public prayer?
A: Litanies have been a part of public and private prayer for millennia. Litanies are “repetitive prayer form[s], usually characterized…
Q: What changes were made to the Tridentine Missal before 1962?
A: Though Pope Saint Pius V, in his apostolic constitution Quo Primum, promised the wrath of Saints Peter and Paul…
Numbering My Days by Chene Heady
Chene Heady is a convert to Catholicism from Pentecostalism, a university professor, and a husband and father. His book, Numbering My Days, is a series of reflections from his journey into intentional participation in the Liturgical Year.
The Light Shines in the Darkness: The New St. Paul University Catholic Center in Madison, Wisconsin
A little over a year ago, liturgical scholar Denis McNamara was standing on the street visiting a construction site on busy State St. in Madison, WI, watching a team of Italian craftsmen on scaffolding install a giant mosaic, and the new building it adorned, had already begun to cause a stir in the college town.
Golden Anniversary of Paul VI’s Missale Romanum
April 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of an important moment in the Second Vatican Council’s liturgical reform, as April 3, 1969, was the date St. Paul VI promulgated the Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum, approving the texts of a new edition of the Roman Missal.
Liturgy for All!
An Interview with Monsignor Gerard O’Connor on the Archdiocese of Portland’s Newly Published Liturgical Handbook With the publication of the…
Upon Arriving in the Sanctuary
In the previous post, we considered what the entrance procession for a typical Sunday Mass might look like if it…
Be It Done to Us According to the Word: The Virgin Mary and the Roman Missal
In recent months, we have found many occasions to reflect upon the Blessed Virgin Mary and her role in our…
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?