Archbishop Zollitsch said that the Catholic Church could only regain credibility and strength by committing to reform.
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Keynote speakers are Msgr. Kevin Irwin and Msgr. Rick Hilgartner, and discussion moderators are Bob Hurd and Pedro Rubalcava.
Readers may wish to reflect on how these non-ordained liturgical ministries have developed and been exercised over the past fifty years. They may also wish to discuss what kinds of formation are available for these non-ordained ministries and how effective they have been in inculcating liturgical piety and imparting practical knowledge of the rites.
For the Eucharistic liturgy to manifest its hierarchic and communal character, its optimal form would involve a bishop presiding, surrounded by a college of presbyters and a college of deacons, and an assembly of the faithful.
Do the laity play an active role in the Tridentine Mass? In High Masses, the rubrics anticipate that the assembly will be present, though this is not required. But — in an exterior sense at least — they don’t say or do very much.
What are your favorite table graces?
by Nina Lasceski
It’s not always easy to look someone in the eye.
What blessing should extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion give to those who request one?
by Jack Rakosky
Why are people interested in nuns? Why are we “all nuns”?
by Jack Rakosky
“The good news is that social networks spread and maintain culture; the bad news is we can no longer rely on Catholic family and ethnic social networks to grow and maintain themselves. The parish today has to build and strengthen social networks of families, friends and small groups.”