Twelve of the cardinal electors in the next conclave have celebrated the unreformed rite.Read more
Pope Benedict XVI has ordered several changes to the Masses and liturgies that will mark the inauguration of the next pope’s pontificate.Read more
“I would be very happy if other [priests] had the opportunity of considering whether or not they could or should get married.”Read more
1. Be a Catholic.
2. Be a man.
Moving the altar nearly in the middle under the cupola and placing a golden ring above it was the plan of the London architectural firm “Caruso St. John Architects.”Read more
This would be distinct from the office of male deacons, to be commissioned by a blessing rather than sacramental ordination.Read more
We the undersigned ask the Irish Bishops’ Conference to meet as soon as possible with those Irish priests who have been censured by the Vatican in recent years.Read more
It is time to reform the Vatican’s “monarchical style and turgid bureaucracy” and introduce greater consultation and a “root-and-branch review of the method of appointing bishops.” – Bishop Burns of MeneviaRead more
Those who belong to the baptismal priesthood who do not assume a particular liturgical function could signify that by their clothing as well (“Sunday best”) but this is not as regulated.Read more
Readers may want to explore how effectively the rubrical directives for the liturgy have taken root in the prayer customs of the faithful over the last fifty years. They may also wish to consider the processes by which certain gestures arising from the people may enter the official liturgical books.Read more