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Pope Francis and the Pallium

News out of Rome this week is that there will be changes to the way in which the pallia are distributed to the new metropolitan archbishops.

Interviewing Liturgical Leaders: Margot Fassler

Knowing the liturgy and its sources and how to use them for building the church is the most important work we theologians have to do.


Pastoral Difficulties with Recently Ordained Priests

Training of priests must be “a work of art, not a police action. We must form their hearts. Otherwise we are creating little monsters.” – Pope Francis

An interpretation from Pope Francis of the new Sign of Peace decree

“It should be made clear once and for all that the rite of peace already has its own profound meaning of prayer and offering of peace in the context of the Eucharist.”

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Pope Francis’ Effect on Me

It’s been a few days since Pope Francis left the Philippines.

As I tried to recover from the busyness of the past days during Pope Francis’ Papal Visit to the Philippines, I took time to pause, reflect, and relish what his visit means to me personally.


The Pope and Liturgy in Asia: Humor and Humility

Over the weekend the Pope celebrated Mass at the Cathedral in Manila. In two candid moments, he showed a lighter and softer side in the sanctuary.

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Pope Francis on Freedom of Expression and Respect for Another’s Expression of Faith

I simply like what Pope Francis had to say about the tragedy in Paris last week during the in-flight interview he gave on his way from Sri Lanka to the Philippines today.  I have struggled in the last few days with how to articulate both my abhorrence of the killings AND my objections to how […]

Pope Francis’ Visit to the Philippines

The “pastoral liturgy guide” for Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to the Philippines from Jan 15 – 19 has just been released.


Epiphany, a Time of Realization

From the time of that first Epiphany to our present era so much has changed. Our individual responsibility is enormous as we continue our journey. Let us care for each other on the way.

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Pope Francis Announces New Cardinals

Yesterday, Pope Francis announced the creation of 20 new cardinals from 18 different countries.

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