Follow us on: Facebook  Twitter
Subscribe to RSS RSS

Archive for category Ecumenism

What is the Church? A reflection on the readings for Friday during the Easter Octave

“What is the Church?”

Simon Peter said to the other disciples, “I am going fishing.”

Simon Peter, the passionate. “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!”

Simon Peter, the spokesman. “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

Simon Peter, the failure….

Tags: , , , , ,

Organ Repertoire: Why Catholics Don’t Care

I was asked by a student today, “I just don’t understand why we need to have organ repertoire. When would you ever use it?” I stared at the student, confounded, dumbfounded. And then I had an intense moment of Catholic soul-searching. How many Catholics would understand why you’d want to have organ repertoire—how many Catholics ever do hear actual repertoire in the course of a liturgical celebration?

German Lutheran Theologian Ready to Recognize the Bishop of Rome

One must make the most of every day this pope is with us, Schorlemme said.

Lectionary-Based Eucharistic Prayers

Closely tying the sacramental rite to the words of Scripture for the day, these theologically appropriate, pastorally fitting, and linguistically satisfying prayers change the Great Thanksgiving prayer from a lull in the liturgy to a focused, fresh, and engaged moment for the congregation.

Is It a Mortal Sin to Miss Sunday Mass?

Are you required to go every Sunday?

Breaking News: Pope Francis on Liturgical Music

Some brief comments on Pope Francis’ address to the participants of a congress on liturgical music.

Tags: , ,

New Resource Site, “Preaching and Worship”

A new ecumenical website with helpful search filters for accessing resources for preaching and preparing liturgies

Tags: ,

Vatican Radio: Catholic Parishes ‘Twinning’ for Papal Visit

Pope Francis’ historic visit to the Anglican church of All Saints in central Rome on Sunday will be marked by the ‘twinning’ of the Church of England community with the Catholic parish of Ognissanti on the south side of the city.

Anglican Evensong in St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica will be hosting an Anglican Evensong on March 13th. This date has been chosen as the nearest available day to the historic feast day of St Gregory the Great.

Presbyterian Minister to Conduct Program on the Liturgy of the Hours

The program appears to be designed to reach out to members of churches that do not currently pray the Hours but would like to introduce the practice.