50 Years Ago: Changes In Mass for Greater Apostolate
Address to a Wednesday General Audience, November 26, 1969 Our Dear Sons and Daughters: 1. We ask you to…
Pope Francis Institutes Day to Promote Knowledge, Love of Scripture
Vatican City (CNA)—Pope Francis has declared the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be the Sunday of the Word of…
The Beer Option: A Generous Pour of Catholic Culture
Acknowledging the dangers of this and other more earthly instances of beery excess, R. Jared Staudt has written a sober book-length case for restoring to its proper Catholic context the frothy brew that made Milwaukee—and many a monastery—famous.
The Individual and the Masses: How the Communion of Saints is a Communion of Persons
How easy it is for so many communicants, when reciting the Apostles’ Creed during Mass, to slide over the phrase “Communion of Saints.” This is a somewhat neglected phrase that is rich in both meaning and application. It warrants more careful attention, being a jewel placed next to many other jewels, but having its own distinctive radiance that should be better appreciated than it usually is.
The Preparation of the Gifts and the Altar, Part I
The preparation of the altar and the gifts in the Missal of Paul VI differs significantly in theology and in ceremony from the offertory elements of the Missal of John XXIII.
The Liturgy of the Word, Part IV—Homily, Creed, Intercessions
This post will examine the three remaining elements of the Liturgy of the Word in the light of the provisions of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) and the traditional practice of the Roman Rite. The homily, the profession of faith, and the universal prayer or prayers of the faithful each have specific postures, gestures, and movements associated with them during the course of the celebration of Mass.
The Seeds of Faith Are Planted in the Home
Self-recriminations notwithstanding, thankfully, the Church offers numerous practices so that hearts can fruitfully receive the good seed of God’s grace. It’s not necessary to engage in all of them or even most of them, but some regular pattern of prayer in the home can—I hope—help my kids take the faith with them when they leave. So allow me to highlight three spiritual practices that have emerged—after 20 years of marriage—as central to prayer life in the Carstens’ household.
A Deep Dive into the Divine: The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
How a Unique Catechetical Program Offers a Profound—and Profoundly Liturgical—Method of Imparting the Faith One day at Mass, I couldn’t…
Evangelized by Beauty: NFL Kicker Harrison Butker Makes Encounters with Christ in the Liturgy His Main Goal
Kansas City Chief’s kicker Harrison Butker has one foot squarely on pigskin and, as Father Aaron Williams relates, the other set firmly on the rock of his Catholic faith.
Profile in Shadow: Bugnini Biography Offers Important Clues to Enigmatic Reformer
No, it’s not the latest Robert Ludlum thriller—but it is, says Michael Brummond, what Yves Chiron attempts to unravel in his new bio of the Vatican liturgical reformer