Follow us on: Facebook  Twitter
Subscribe to RSS RSS

What happens to all those flowers in a Corpus Christi procession?

The idea of festival excess is taken to a fabulous degree in the assembling of these floral designs that pass away after only a day.

[MORE...]

Sharing Religious Life, Liturgy, and the Pursuit of Happiness on the Web

… the nuns’ turn to cyberspace is only the latest chapter in a long history of religious orders’ using the best means of communication.

[MORE...]

Lord, Close My Lips

The opening verse of the office “Lord, open my lips” used to have a twin at the end of the day.

[MORE...]

Tags: ,

Of Awkward Chalices and Liturgical Reform

Why are old chalices so hard to use for administering communion? What does this tell us about the reformed liturgy and its relation to our liturgical past?

[MORE...]

In the Face of Death: Peace at the Last

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post about a brief ritual, created by the Diocese of Speyer, Germany, for those accompanying the dying and present at the moment of death.  Different from the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, this blessing ritual (Sterbesegen) could be used by anybody, lay or ordained.  […]

New Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities

Just two days ago, the USCCB voted on revised Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities at their semi-annual meeting.

[MORE...]

The Ecclesiastical Catwalk

An ecclesiastical fashion show from Poland.

[MORE...]

Reading Council Documents Well

Choosing either Vatican I or Vatican II does not clarify the truth of the church’s nature and mission.

[MORE...]

Tags: ,

Corpus Christi

Biblical verses from the Office of Corpus Christi.

[MORE...]

Tags: ,

To the Victor . . .

As I looked at those centuries-old structures in Spain, built by religious folk whose gods had beaten another’s, I thought of the increasing number of razed or re-purposed church buildings in the U.S. and found myself wondering what might or might not be left of current structures in the year 2500. Who will be viewed as the conquered or conqueror? I don’t pretend to be a savvy prognosticator, but I do believe that history is beginning to be written…today.

[MORE...]

Tags: , ,


  Submit your Non Solum question:
X