Seal of Confession is ‘Intrinsic Requirement,’ Vatican Says
Vatican City (CNA)—The head of the Vatican’s Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Penitentiary released a note July 1 reaffirming the…
Blessed John Henry Newman to be Canonized on October 13
Vatican City (National Catholic Register)—Pope Francis has formally approved the canonizations of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman and four other…
Bishop Wall Introduces Regular ‘ad orientem’ Mass at Gallup Cathedral
Gallup, N.M. (CNA)—Bishop James Wall of Gallup announced that each Sunday a Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral will be said…
Q: Is the Universal Prayer (Prayers of the Faithful or General Intercessions) required at every Mass?
A: The Universal Prayer or Prayers of the Faithful or General Intercessions are only obligatory on Sundays and Holy Days…
Chesterton Sainthood Cause Halted
Denver, CO (CNA)—A cause for the canonization of the pipe-smoking, plain-talking, mustachioed, and beloved Catholic author Gilbert Keith (GK) Chesterton…
Q: Where can I find the texts and music for the Offertory Chant, since there are none in the Roman Missal?
A: The liturgical reformers foresaw that music would accompany the newly-restored procession at the offertory, and this is confirmed in…
City or Farm
The true Christian life, the liturgical life, is not something contrary to human nature, or to nature in general, but rather something in full harmony with nature at its best, including human nature.
The Liturgy of the Word, Part III—Proclaiming the Gospel
In this post, we will resume our consideration of the celebration of the Liturgy of the Word with the proclamation of the Gospel.
The Mother’s Mother Tongue
Et cum spiritu tuo, had been rendered “And also with you” in the Roman Missal’s initial English translations. Since the 2011 introduction of the 3rd edition of the Missal in English, it has been translated, “And with your spirit.”Why is there such a difference?
The Liturgy of the Word, Part II—Proclaiming the Gospel
The high point of the Liturgy of the Word is the proclamation of the Gospel. All of God’s Word is inspired; the Gospels are the words of the Lord himself addressed to believers in the here and now. As such, we show our reverence for those words, and our desire to allow that Word to take root in our hearts by a posture of reverent attention.