This new document explicitly seeks to clarify and reinforce existing canonical and liturgical (ritual) norms already in force. But the Congregation notes that in many regions cremation is markedly increasing, making a reiteration of the norms and their theological bases advisable.
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One need not share Sarah’s enthusiasm for ad orientem to find his critique plausible.
Pray Tell readers will be interested in the liturgical and ecclesial views of Francis’s appointees.
García Macías is president of the Spanish Association of Professors of Liturgy and translator of a book by Piero Marini.
Today the Vatican announced the makeup of the commission to study the history of women deacons. There are twelve members, six men and six women. Here are a few observations and facts about them.
The combination of three little events, only tangentially connected, have in recent days marked out an important moment for the Catholic liturgy.
The Latin of a controversial rubric in the Roman Missal is inherently ambiguous. Neither a Vatican clarification nor strong comments from participants on both sides of the liturgical spectrum have made it less so.
“The liturgy is not about you and I,” Cardinal Sarah told the conference.
What the Council fathers exactly wanted?
This article explores one attempt by the Australian Church soon after Vatican II to take seriously the council’s mandate to adapt the liturgy to the needs of its indigenous peoples. The Australian Aboriginal Mass is a unique example that continues to be a catalyst for efforts at liturgical inculturation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics.