The significance of a joint service, with both the Pope and the president of the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Nikolas Schneider, jointly presiding and both giving the final blessing, in Erfurt should not be under estimated.
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“It is the Lord’s commandment, but also the imperative of the present hour, to carry on dialogue with conviction at all levels of the Church’s life.”
“Bless His Holiness Pope Francis who inspired by the Cross of Nails, bears witness to the grace and truth of your crucified and risen Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . .” – Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
A Benedictine monk describes how Catholic worship in Britain changed through 175 years
And then the synod proposal went to Pope Benedict … who did nothing with it.
I guess I don’t see Pope Francis joyless in celebrating the liturgy. He seems to me to be serious and prayerful.
Say a prayer for Pray Tell, woudja? And for everyone who blogs about church and liturgy, whatever label you might attach to them.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recently offered some intriguing reflections on sacred music, including on his own experiences. Post-Vatican II developments come in for some predictable critiques. But some of Benedict’s reflections also strike me as quite beautiful (such as his thoughts on music being born out three key experiences: the experience of love, of suffering […]
The “age of confirmation” in the dioceses of the United States at present is 7 to 16. This isn’t a coherent vision.
There has been a recent highly-placed endorsement of the practice of blessing non-communicants at communion time.