When leadership comes under pressure, it falls into authoritarian models.
Archive for October, 2013
The priest is more than a managerial functionary. He is called to the vocation of “ordering” the sacramental life of the parish
Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller has lamented a Protestantization of the image of the Catholic priest
The Roman Missal allows for the substitution of the sprinkling rite for the Penitential Act on Sundays throughout the year, but especially at Easter, as a reminder of baptism.
Art. 62 makes the transition from the theoretical foundations found in arts. 59-61 to the subsequent practical decrees for the revision of the celebration of sacraments other than the Eucharist and of the sacramentals.
Book Review: Praying and Believing in Early Christianity: The Interplay between Christian Worship and Doctrine by Maxwell E. Johnson
Classically the field of Liturgical Studies is divided into three subsets: history, theology, and praxis. This work is unique among historians of liturgy because it explicitly connects all three, and it does so in a concise and accessible way.
What are your practices to remember the dead?
Ruins remind us that every aspect of life does not have a happy ending. All we can do is recognize our ruins, accept them, lament over them—and then commend them to God in the firm faith that only he has the power to rebuild in the day of eternity.
I have just come back from the opening ceremony. … I see the weight, that has never been renounced, of the period when the Church behaved as a feudal lord, when it had temporal power, when popes and bishops were lords who had a court, gave patronage to artists and sought a pomp equal to that of the Caesars. That, the Church has never repudiated in Rome. To emerge from the Constantinian era has never been part of its program.