The theme for this year’s institute is “With the Eyes of Mercy.”
Archive for January, 2016
“I cannot understand why it is taking a long time for Rome to decide,” the Cebu archbishop said, adding that the celebration of the Eucharist was not just a personal matter among priests, but was meant for the community as well.
Lay ecclesial ministry is still in the early stages of implementation and, understandably, exhibits some growing pains. Among these are a lack of clarity about this ministry and some exorbitant claims made for it.
A colleague of mine at Villanova University is putting together a course on church history and as part of this course she wants to give attention to the history of music used in / for worship. She and I are looking for suggestions for texts that address this topic. Please share your ideas here on PT.
In the Orthodox orbit, there are two prevailing perspectives on the council. The first perspective rejoices that the long-awaited council is finally imminent. The second perspective views the council as dubious.
All parishes will use English chant, all parishes will use Latin chant, all parishes will sing the Communion antiphon, no one will buy any hymnal and all will use the forthcoming diocesan hymnal.
Instead of overt images of sentimental expression (in favor at the time), the abbey church helps us to see that light, shadow, volume and space, and the relationship of honest materials to each other are often a more intense expression of a God and of a mystery we cannot define in human terms and images.
In what ways do our liturgies manifest a faith that has no space for wrestling with God? In what ways do our liturgies manifest a confident faith that also is honest about struggle and question?
The Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church will hold a joint ecumenical commemoration of the Reformation on October31, 2016 in Lund, Sweden.
Matias Augé is a highly regarded liturgical theologian and longtime professor at the Anselmo, the renowned Benedictine school of liturgical theology in Rome.