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Pope Francis on the “Temptations” of the Synod

“… a temptation to hostile inflexibility of the so-called ‘traditionalists’ and also of the intellectuals… the temptation of the ‘do-gooders,’… of the so-called ‘progressives and liberals…’


My favorite story about Blessed Paul VI

Like any good Protestant Seminary, Fuller has a Board of Declaration (a Wittenburg door) at the campus crossroads, onto which any modern Martin/a Luther can post his/her thoughts.

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Echoes of Vatican II at the Synod?

“In what appears to be somewhat of a soap 0pera, the Pope and bishops certainly have the world talking.”

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Ecclesiastical ranks and their privileges

Catholic liturgy once involved a complex gamut of grades and distinctions, perhaps because it had developed in a world filled with social grades and distinctions. Both are now gone.

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Pope ditches Latin as official language of Vatican synod

The move was a break with Francis’s predecessor, Pope Benedict, who two years ago started a new Vatican department to promote the study and use of Latin in the Roman Catholic Church and beyond.

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Where Does Pope Francis Want the Synod to Go?

All sides want to claim the pope for their own.

Ruffled Feather Quills

The Vatican ends the privatization of blessings.

An inter-confessional Bible gets Pope’s approval [updated]

Will the views expressed by Pope Francis on translating the Bible influence future ecumenical collaboration on translating liturgical texts?

Pope Francis’ Crozier

Historically, bishops have used croziers but popes have used ferulae. Until today.

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Cardinal Burke on the way out?

Since this is a liturgy blog, let’s limit our comments to the liturgical implications of this move.