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Archive for category Ecumenism

Lutherans and Monks Together

The Associations of Lutheran Church Musicians comes to Saint John’s Abbey.

Remembering Our Common Baptism

How are Christians in your area observing the quincentenary of the Reformation?

A Catholic-Lutheran Service 500 Years After the Reformation

How Catholics and Lutherans in Austria celebrated an ecumenical service in April 2017.

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Are you willing to help?

All in attendance have a stake in the past, present, and future of God’s history with those to whom the church directs its sacramental ministry.

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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….

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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.

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