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liturgy
 
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Pope Francis expands the U.S. bishops’ role in the preparation of liturgical translations, but canonists challenge the suggestion that Rome will rubber-stamp proposed text.
Blogs
Edward Pentin
A major four-day event in Rome next week dedicated to Benedict XVI’s 2007 decree will spotlight how much the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite enriches the Church and strengthens people’s faith in this time of great spiritual crisis.
Blogs
Edward Pentin
The Holy Father invokes magisterial authority to say the path of liturgical reform cannot be turned back. He also says more work needs to be done in implementing the reforms, and a change of mentality is needed.
Commentary
Chris Carstens
COMMENTARY: It’s the faithful, not the rubrics, which determine the fruitfulness of a liturgy, extraordinary or otherwise.
Blogs
Edward Pentin
Since the pontificate of Blessed Paul VI, the Ordinary form of the Roman Rite has been without one of the “greatest octaves” which critics argue has led to a detrimental effect on the Church’s liturgical life.
Blogs
Edward Pentin
The Vatican’s liturgy chief speaks of disaster and schism as the consequences of placing man and not God at the center of worship; praises Summorum Pontificum on its 10th anniversary.
Blogs
Edward Pentin
Congregation for Divine Worship is preferring not to comment on reported papal commission while liturgical experts dismiss concerns over its precise nature as exaggerated due to lack of information.
Blogs
Edward Pentin
Release of new recording coincides with worldwide tour that includes the U.S. in October.
Arts & Entertainment
Trent Beattie
Franciscan University professor Nicholas Will speaks of beloved saint’s transition from troubadour to Tradition.
KATHY SCHIFFER
A Conversation With Cardinal Raymond Burke About Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ.
DANIEL BLACKMAN
With the Vatican’s apparent support, Cardinal Vincent Nichols discourages the liturgical practice promoted by Cardinal Robert Sarah.
MSGR. C. EUGENE MORRIS
COMMENTARY: Reflections on the Exhortation of Cardinal Robert Sarah
EDWARD PENTIN
New research suggests that the burial cloths of Jesus have been central to the Roman liturgy for more than a millennium, and possibly from the earliest days of the Church.
THE EDITORS
EDITORIAL: Cardinal Robert Sarah is eager to lead the Church forward. He offers a compelling case for restoring the ad orientem posture for all Masses.
TRANSLATED BY CHRISTINE BROESAMLE
Translation of an interview with the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, published by the French magazine Famille Chretienne.
PETER JESSERER SMITH
For Catholics of Anglican heritage, the new Divine Worship missal restores all of England’s Catholic patrimony from Anglican tradition and is the Holy Father’s gift to them and the entire Church.
FATHER DWIGHT LONGENECKER
COMMENTARY: As the screen culture increases, our method of assimilating and processing information is changing. But could there be a religious benefit, reminiscent of the Catholic Middle Ages?
Blogs
Steven D. Greydanus
How different styles of worship spaces form our imaginations and aesthetic sensibilities — for good or ill
TRENT BEATTIE
Sacra Liturgia USA 2015 conference in New York will attempt to revitalize authentic renewal.
CNA/EWTN NEWS
“Each one of us can say, 'He gave his life for me,'” the Holy Father said as the Triduum began on April 2.