The Style of Liturgical Language
According to recent reports, Pope Francis has established a commission to review the translation principles and processes outlined in Liturgiam Authenticam. For some, the announcement is a reason to rejoice; for others, it is a cause for concern.
That Other “Seat of Wisdom”—The Role of the Celebrant’s Chair in the Life of the Church
Together with the altar and ambo, the celebrant’s chair is considered one of the three principal liturgical furnishings in the sanctuary of every Catholic church, and frequently, the Church’s official documents give short theological explanations about the nature of each.
The Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake to Co-sponsor First Annual Young Adult Catholic Liturgy Conference
Mundelein, IL—March 10, 2017: The Liturgical Institute of The University of Saint Mary of the Lake is pleased to announce…
John the Baptist: A Clear Voice for the Liturgy in the Wilderness of the World
One rarely named—or, perhaps, never named worthy—is St. John the Baptist. But Christ’s cousin, the Forerunner and the Last Prophet certainly deserves a hearing from anyone wishing to deepen his or her insight into the depths of the liturgy.
Ever Ancient—Ever New: Implementing Musicam Sacram Today: Part II
Progressive solemnity, as put forth by the sacred music instruction, is a pastoral and practical tool that seeks to enable every parish—no matter its size, resources, capabilities or present pastoral realities—to begin singing the liturgy with integrity and to establish the sung liturgy universally as its normal form of celebration.
Praying Ad Orientem
Whether celebrated with priest and people facing each other or with priest and people together facing the same direction, every Eucharist is Christ coming to meet us, gracing us with a share in his own divine life.
What is Silence?
Silence is not an idea; it is the path that enables human beings to go to God. God is silence, and this divine silence dwells within a human being. By living with the silent God, and in Him, we ourselves become silent. Nothing will more readily make us discover God than this silence inscribed at the heart of our being. I am not afraid to state that to be a child of God is to be a child of silence.
The Rite Questions: Are Shortened Versions of the Divine Office Approved for Official Liturgical Use?
Even a cursory study of the history of the Divine Office makes this abundantly clear. In cathedrals and in monasteries, in cities and in deserts, in the east and in the west: there have been many variations in the way Christians have prayed at regular intervals in an effort to sanctify the hours of the day, whether in common or as individuals.
Straight Talk from Hippo: How St. Augustine’s Sermons Speak Volumes to Today’s Preachers
The growing awareness of the importance of preaching is a sign of our times. This is true in terms of the academic discipline of homiletics, but even more so in the ecclesial mindfulness that good homilies are at the core of any truly new evangelization.
The Sober Intoxication of the Word and Spirit
What led the Fathers to take up the theme of “sober intoxication,” already developed by Philo of Alexandria, was the text in which the Apostle exhorts the Christians in Ephesus.