Readers might take heart that the Council Fathers declare that concern for liturgical life is not a peculiar and peripheral obsession, but a response to divine initiatives in the contemporary era.
Archive for category Pastoral Theology
Over at America, Father Raymond Schroth, S.J., caught my attention with this. Send to Kindle:
Should a confirmand’s non-theological or non-liturgical convictions bar him or her from receiving the sacrament of confirmation?
Communion Across Generations: Intergenerational Dialog; Another Take on the Gen-X & Millennial Catholic Debacle
Just as we have workshops about ethnic cultures, we need to have workshops about generational cultures. The 2011 Munrion Lecture by Sister Patricia Wittberg, SC, is reviewed by Jack Rakosky.
Well, it had to show up here eventually.
Increasingly church ministers lament that they “went into ministry under completely different conditions, with completely different expectations.” Church workers report with ever greater frequency that they strive to be loyal to the church, but this makes them feel “disloyal to their own soul.”
You may need to sit to this post with a cup of your favorite hot beverage. After a brief review of the theology of the Chrism Mass, I’d love to hear from you about your Chrism Mass this week.
“The following undated “Instructions on Receiving Communion Properly” by Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone have been posed on the website of the diocesan Office of Worship.”
We need scholars who can study the past, but who also listen to the human heart today, scholars who have personally experienced the love of God and who share it with others, scholars whose commitment to common prayer is steady, and scholars who know what it is to be human today, an individual loved by God, yet part of a community that tolerates differences, progresses in technology, and advances on the path toward redemption. It will take prophetic, courageous, committed, and faithfilled scholars to make pastoral liturgy flourish.