For me, J. B. Metz’s Faith in History and Society provided the key conceptualization for why the Christian religion struggles in late-modern North Atlantic societies, as well as how in this context to think afresh the relationship between liturgy and ethics, “mysticism and politics.”
Archive for May, 2016
In the monastery dinning room at St. John’s Abbey, there is a little room off to the side we call the snack room.
It is not uncommon to hear the shuffling of papers in the choir and to hear the director giving a new pitch corresponding to the appointed tone.
One French bishop had this comment: “It is most surprising that, at a time when the pope insists on inculturation and synodality, a text voted on by 120 French bishops is blocked by one lone cardinal.”
Here’s one under-reported aspect of Capovilla’s story, and it has to do with Pope Francis.
Most of the Council fathers experienced for the first time on this day a celebration of Mass in the Roman rite in a language other than Latin.
What the Council fathers exactly wanted?
I would like to propose the corporal works of mercy as a way of participating in the Holy Year.
John Allen’s take on the current mood with regard to the Missal translation.