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Books
Father Paul Scalia
BOOK PICK: Letters on Liturgy
Nation
Joseph O’Brien
Despite curtailed liturgies, priests found plenty to celebrate during Holy Week and the Triduum.
Nation
Joseph O’Brien
DECADE IN REVIEW: Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have provided the Church with guiding documents on the Latin liturgy in the last 10 years.
In Person
Joan Frawley Desmond
San Francisco shepherd expounds on the soul-transforming power of beauty.
Vatican
Joseph O’Brien
In 1994, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued Varietates Legitimae as a way to properly understand liturgical inculturation.
Arts & Entertainment
Joseph Pronechen
Beauty in glass is making a comeback.
Nation
CNA/EWTN News
Portland, Oregon, shepherd has written a pastoral letter reflecting on how Catholics can help provide the best music for Mass.
Blogs
Father John P. Cush
A personal missal is truly a blessing!
Vatican
Catholic News Agency
Cardinal Sarah celebrated his 75th birthday on June 15.
Blogs
Jimmy Akin
The Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian Faith. Here are 12 things to know and share...
Radio
Register Staff
The power of music to comfort, to teach, and to help us lift our eyes and hearts to God is needed now more than ever. This week on Register Radio, we talk with two members of the Gloriæ Dei Cantores (Latin for “Singers to the Glory of God”), a 40-voice choir from the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, Massachusetts. Also, the Thomistic Institute is helping churches to resume the public celebration of the sacraments safely and reverently. We are joined by Dr. Thomas McGovern, co-host of EWTN Radio’s weekly program, “Doctor, Doctor.”
Commentary
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: As states across the nation are slowly opening up and churches begin celebrating Mass with the faithful, Father Raymond de Souza offers lessons for us all.
Blogs
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
“The liturgy is the work of the whole Christ, head and body.” (CCC 1187)
Blogs
Jimmy Akin
Should we have holy water in the fonts during Lent or should they turn into little ash trays? What does the Church say?
Blogs
Jimmy Akin
The magi followed the star and found Baby Jesus. What are we to make of this mysterious event?
Blogs
Jimmy Akin
In the Latin rite of the Catholic Church, Dec. 8 is the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, but this year it was moved to Monday the 9th to avoid a conflict with the Second Sunday of Advent.
Blogs
Jimmy Akin
It is customary to regard the age of the Church Fathers as ending in the East with the life of St. John of Damascus, who died around A.D. 749.
Blogs
Kevin Di Camillo
“The Mystery of the Eucharist is too great for anyone to permit himself to treat it according to his own whim, so that its sacredness and its universal ordering would be obscured.” (Redemptionis Sacramentum)
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.