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Archive for August, 2015

Pope Francis Does It Again

“We all know in our communities, in our parishes, in our neighborhoods how much hurt they do the church, and give scandal, those persons that call themselves ‘Very Catholic,'” the pontiff said Sunday.

The “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation”: Pray. And Check your Toothpaste.

As we approach the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation this Tuesday, I hope all readers will join in its observance, in one way or another.  Yes, this is obviously a day of prayer as its name emphasizes. At the same time, this is also a day for committed action, as Pope […]

Is There a “Francis Effect”? A Caution

To know for sure whether there is a “Francis Effect,” we would have to know something we never will – namely, what the numbers would like like if Francis were not pope.

Undergraduate Course: Christian Liturgy, Prayer, Sacrament

The course is designed to introduce students to fundamentals and provide an environment for thinking about liturgy as theology. Many students register for this course with no background in Christianity, and among the Christians in the course, we usually have a mixture of backgrounds.

Justice and Peace Have Kissed

I am no biblical scholar—but I am sincerely delighted when I hear Scripture in a new way.

2015 Societas Liturgica Congress

The 2015 biannual Congress of Societas Liturgica was organized around the theme of “Liturgical Formation: traditional task and new challenge.”

Non solum: Vesting the Choir

We are considering vesting our choirs of boys, girls, men and women…

Sacraments: Your Video Recommendations

I’d like your help in finding good online videos of the sacraments of initiation as celebrated.

“Book of the Chair” Pursued by US Bishops

It seems that commonsense is prevailing now.

Martin Luther Plaza Coming to Rome

I can’t wait to walk through the square and say a prayer for church unity.