Something about the approach of Lent always draws my heart to the liturgical ministers, catechists, pastoral staff, priests, etc who find their time commitments and demands ramping up at a season when they know they need extra nourishment and refreshment. Today I want to offer a call, and a thank you, for witnessing to the church with joy.
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The frenetic pace of today’s hectic world can make it difficult to keep up with even the most important things. Thankfully, the same mobile device that can help you streamline work meetings, arrange outings with friends and coordinate playdates for your kids can also help you to make sure that your spiritual needs aren’t neglected.
How have performatism and “frames” influenced a postconciliar understanding of the role of the eucharistic prayer?
All readers of this blog are grateful to Father Joncas for his series on re-reading of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy [SC]. But do these same readers (especially the ‘lurkers’) think that his questions about §24 were answered? They are found in his initial entry, in his seventh comment, in his twenty-fourth comment, and in [...]
The translation of the prayers for Midnight Mass is clumsy, and it misses the spirit of the Mass itself.
What sets apart the Visitation from any other visit from one pregnant woman to another? Prophetic recognition.
Now this is the kind of advent calendar I can get behind.
by Nina Lasceski
It’s not always easy to look someone in the eye.
by Karen Edwards
“Can we be different, and yet, at the end of our days – Roman Catholics and Confessional Lutherans and Christians of all denominations – gather together and sing hymns to Jesus in a harmony that is a foretaste of the heavenly choir to come?”
Those of you in the trenches, priests and lay ministers involved in RCIA, does this ring true to your experience? Are our three big drawing cards confession, pope, and BVM??