A Word with the Saints and Angels
Who celebrates the liturgy? When I first read this question in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1136), I thought…
St. John Lateran
Over the doorways of the facade of the basilica of St. John Lateran, the inscription reads: “Mother and head of…
Mass Casualties: The Life and Times of Father Mulcahy
Pope Francis likens today’s Church to a MASH unit. “I like to use the image of a field hospital to describe this ‘Church that goes forth’; it exists,” he says, “where there is combat, it is not a solid structure with all the equipment where people go to receive treatment for both small and large infirmities.
¡Hola, Misal Romano!
The new Spanish-language translation of the Roman Missal is out—and here’s how it came about
The new Spanish-language translation of the Misal Romano will be a welcome book for pastors serving the more than 30 million Spanish speakers in the United States.
Deep in the Heart of the South—Deep in the Heart of Christ
According to Denis McNamara, the newly-dedicated Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart in Knoxville, TN, is a sign of spiritual life, inspiring awe and grace for years to come.
Renowned monk of St. Meinrad’s remembered for embodying spirit of liturgy in music
Father Columba Kelly was a pioneer in post-conciliar liturgical chant. Adam Bartlett explains how this Benedictine monk’s musical wisdom scaled liturgy’s harmonic heights.
New Book on Christian Initiation Maps Out Where Liturgy, Catechism and Personal Conversion Meet
Monsignor John Pollard maps out why James Pauley’s Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century: A School of Discipleship is a proven guide to the liturgical encounter with Christ.
Vatican to draft guidelines on decommissioned churches
What happens when God moves out of a church? Is it party time for the new owners, who may want…
At Prayer in the Fields of the Lord: The Playfulness of the Liturgy
A Centenary of Romano Guardini’s Spirit of the Liturgy, Part V It’s ironic that the serious question about the apparent…
Q: It is appropriate to conclude the Universal Prayer with a prayer said by all, such as the Hail Mary or other text?
A: The Universal Prayer is an ancient element of the celebration of Mass, and in keeping with the tradition of…