DECADE IN REVIEW: Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have provided the Church with guiding documents on the Latin liturgy in the last 10 years.
San Francisco shepherd expounds on the soul-transforming power of beauty.
In 1994, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued Varietates Legitimae as a way to properly understand liturgical inculturation.
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Beauty in glass is making a comeback.
Portland, Oregon, shepherd has written a pastoral letter reflecting on how Catholics can help provide the best music for Mass.
The magi followed the star and found Baby Jesus. What are we to make of this mysterious event?
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.
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.
“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)
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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.
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.
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: It’s the faithful, not the rubrics, which determine the fruitfulness of a liturgy, extraordinary or otherwise.
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.
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.
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.
Release of new recording coincides with worldwide tour that includes the U.S. in October.
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Franciscan University professor Nicholas Will speaks of beloved saint’s transition from troubadour to Tradition.
A Conversation With Cardinal Raymond Burke About Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ.
With the Vatican’s apparent support, Cardinal Vincent Nichols discourages the liturgical practice promoted by Cardinal Robert Sarah.
COMMENTARY: Reflections on the Exhortation of Cardinal Robert Sarah
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.
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.
Translation of an interview with the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, published by the French magazine Famille Chretienne.
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.
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?