Why the Liturgical Reform?
Or, “What if we just say no to any liturgical change?”
Reprinted from Adoremus Bulletin, September 2011 “Why was there a need for the reform of the liturgy? Can you summarize…
Last but not Least: A Liturgical Look at Holy Communion as The Sacrament of the Dying
As Father Ryan Rojo explains, Viaticum—or the sacrament of Holy Communion for the dying—still plays a vital role for souls about to take their final earthly journey in the life of faith.
Special Report: Synod of Bishops Provides Youth Renewed Focus on the Liturgy
The Synod of Bishops held at the Vatican, October 3-28, focused on how to better encourage young people to embrace their Catholic faith and to discern their vocation in life.
Vote Early and Vote Often: “The Democracy of the Dead”
In every month and every year—at all times—denizens of the Heavenly Jerusalem voice their votes via the Church’s living tradition.
Catholics in U.S.—and Canada—Pray Rosary in Nationwide Campaign for Life and Liberty
“Rosary Coast to Coast” took place on October 7, the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary.
Q: Should Blessings Be Given During the Communion Procession?
A: It often happens that persons present themselves, or are presented by others, to receive a blessing at the time…
Treasured Thanks Thank you for your wonderful Liturgical enrichment! Brother Cyril Ochab Clinton Township, Michigan Care and Prayer…
Remembering World War I
One hundred years ago this November, World War I ended, but not before millions of young men died in what many historians consider the first conflict to take full advantage of improvements in mechanized warfare.
Ars Celebrandi, Part 4: Handing Out Blessings Left and Right
In addition to the orans posture and praying with hands joined, the priest celebrant makes use of a variety of other hand gestures throughout the Mass. He frequently is directed to extend and join his hands, to bless, and on certain occasions to strike his breast.
The Unique Language of Liturgical Prayer (Or: What is a “venti frappuccino skinny”?)
If a Catholic (or especially a non-Catholic) were to stop and think about it, he would discover that there are some things—perhaps many things—about Catholic worship that on the surface seem strange.