Why are Christians in the West not aware of this terrible holocaust? For one thing the media do not report the persecution of Christians, and consider such news “politically incorrect.” Political leaders, for various reasons, are deaf to cries for help.
“I’d have to say we need somehow to find a way to make people hunger for the Gospel such that they couldn’t imagine life without assembling to partake of it together.”
A reader recently alerted me to a new website titled “Art in the Sanctuary.” It has the potential to be an amazing resource for parishes.
On the question of direct and indirect participation Father Michael restated the principle that the High Mass is the highest liturgical form; however, even though there can be no doubt about this principle, yet as Father Loew commented in Worship, indirect participation is often more meaningful than direct participation because it is in the vernacular.
This week Pray Tell will be posting the interviews we conducted at NPM. Most of them are around 5 minutes.
I had the chance to sit down with Barry Hudock from Liturgical Press and ask him about some of the new titles that are hot off the press.
We have all heard people say: “Mass is so boring!” But what does that really mean? How do we address this problem? Who or what is to blame?
“One of the problems considered in conjunction with the question of what forms of Sunday Mass to suggest to Father Abbot was that by having solemn liturgical forms on the great feasts we seem to render the liturgy more inaccessible to our people precisely at a time when we would be making it more accessible to them. European liturgists especially have noted this tendency.”