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The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017 Has Begun

It is great reason for rejoicing that the commemoration of 1517 is being celebrated by both Catholics and Protestants in an ecumenical spirit.


New Habits for the New Year?: Updated

“We wanted to go back to the essence of the message of the habit: we are one with the people around us.”


Confirmation, Faith, and Emil Nolde’s “Pentecost”

Sometimes we forget the many languages spoken at Pentecost and expect a common sacramental experience/formula in our pastoral approach to Confirmation. Nolde offers us an artistic corrective.



Cuthbert Johnson, OSB, RIP

Abbot Emeritus Cuthbert Johnson, a key player in the “translation wars”, has died


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The Church is not Google Translate

… All these documents are united by one characteristic: they are the fruit of fear. They are a reaction to the trust and confidence that the Second Vatican Council had introduced into the Church of the 1960s and 1970s, overcoming the anti-modern trauma that had paralyzed the Church for more than a century.


Eucharistic Praying in the 21st Century

Liturgical prayer is self-expressive of who we are now, but prayer is also a means of conveying tradition, of giving a sense of stability and rootedness, of being confronted with something that might at first seem slightly alien, which are things that can be undercut if our prayers are too much prayers-of-the-moment.



We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor


New Consultors for the CDW

Among those named are Massimo Palombella, director of the Sistine Choir, and Bruce Harbert, former director of ICEL who guided much of the English missal translation before ICEL’s work was gutted and distorted by Vox Clara.


The Lord often reveals to the younger what is best

I have this set of juice glasses in my house. I have been putting them away in the cabinet a few times a week for three years.

I have a 10 year old boy in my house, too…


A New Vatican Commission to Undo Liturgiam authenticam?



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