Pray Tell is starting a new series called “This Issue of,” which will provide abstracts from the new issues of important academic journals related to the field of liturgy. In starting this initiative, Pray Tell has three goals in mind: 1) to house in one location the most recent journal articles related to liturgy, 2) […]
Archive for February, 2015
The occasion will also be celebrated by a Congress on Pastoral Liturgy organized by the Vicariate of Rome, the Opera Don Orione and the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Rome, to open today at the Teatro Orione, adjacent to the All Saints parish.
For readers whose assumptions and understandings of the development of the papacy are largely formed by the long-lived residue of Whig historiography – in my experience, that includes the vast majority of American (very much including American Catholic) people – Peter Heather’s work represents a relatively accessible and interesting door to perspectives opened by newer generations of scholarship.
This one-hour documentary explores the dramatic shift in sacred music beginning in the 1960’s when major religions attempted to reach out to engage congregations. Minnesota is home to a significant number of highly accomplished songwriters and musicians who have helped bring new music to many faiths.
If Protestant evangelization is word-centered, Catholic evangelization is sacrament-centered. Catholic evangelization is properly guided by the affirmation of Vatican II that the Church has the character of a “sacrament,” a “sign and instrument” of God’s saving activity in the world.
“What to do about the Easter Vigil Procession?”
Pray Tell is introducing a new series titled: Ars Praedicandi – the art of preaching.
My New Book: Donna M. Eschenauer; First Communion Liturgies: Preparing First-Class First Celebrations
The chapters of the book are an attempt to “stir up” a deeper consciousness regarding how we prepare and celebrate First Communion. Many “out of place” practices or so-called “adaptations,” have taught over two generations that these “adaptations” are acceptable and these are what make the day a special event.
A video is now available from Liturgical Press of a workshop on copyright law for parish musicians that you may have missed at NPM 2014 in St. Louis.
Pope Francis has named Saint Gregory of Narek, a tenth-century Armenian monk and poet, a Doctor of the Church. In Armenian churches, St. Gregory’s poetic texts have been and continue to this day to be read liturgically. More information here: Updated link: Vatican Radio I will confess that I had never heard of this saint. […]