Resolve to be Better Looking this Lent
An architect, a surgeon, and a liturgist were sharing a round of beers at a bar one day, wondering among…
Liturgical Traditions: The Eucharistic Prayer—Part I
While the Missal of Paul VI greatly simplified the gestures associated with the Eucharistic Prayer, the traditional practice of the Roman Rite can still inform much of the manner in which the gestures which remain are carried out, as foreseen in no. 42 of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal.
Punxsutawney Phil Can’t Hold a Candle to Christ
It happens from time to time that a feast of the Lord falls on a Sunday in Ordinary Time and, since these feasts rank high among the liturgical days, it replaces even the Sunday celebration. Such is the case on Sunday, February 2, 2020. On this day, rather than observing the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Roman Rite will celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. And there is much to dig out about this day.
Adoremus Celebrates a Quarter Century
Adoremus Bulletin celebrates 25 years of liturgical renewal this year—and, as Joseph O’Brien reports, it all began in a conversation with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.
The Catholic Church and the College Campus: A Study in Culture
As the Church strives to make the grade on campuses around the U.S., Patrick Callahan says, the liturgy has its own lessons to teach Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
“The Church Stands or Falls with the Liturgy”:
Benedict XVI’s Vision for Church Renewal
When the Liturgy Stands Tall, the Church renews herself and the world, says Father Daniel Cardó, who sees Benedict XVI’s liturgical diagnosis as a timely—and timeless—cure for what ails us all.
Silver and Gold
Also celebrating a milestone is the Novus Ordo—and both an excerpt from Paul VI and Christopher Carstens’s editorial explain why it remains ever ancient, ever new.
Readers’ Quiz: The Roman Missal (in general)
Editor’s note: we’re introducing a new feature, a Readers’ Quiz, to test your own knowledge and, we hope, supplement your…
When a Feast or Solemnity falls on Saturday, which Mass and which Vespers are observed on that evening: that of the Feast or Solemnity, or that of Sunday?
Consider, for example, the celebration of the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed this past November 2, 2019, which occurred…
What is a “liturgical spirituality”?
In 2003, on the 40th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, Pope St….