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Head of Vatican liturgy office moved back to Spain (UPDATED)

Cañizares is seen as a “little Ratzinger” in his views on liturgy.

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Pope Francis – Christians Must Speak a “Comprehensible Language”

Pope Francis called Christians to stay grounded in reality and to speak a language which is comprehensible to the modern world.

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Pope Francis Calls for Transformation

The truth ensconced within the Church is the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit will ensure that the truth is not lost. Pope Francis knows this, and because of his faith in the Holy Spirit he is not afraid to enter into dialogue and to risk being transformed in the process.

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China Warns Pope Francis Not to “Interfere”

Only time will tell if Pope Francis’ charm and charisma can soften the hearts of officials in Beijing, just as he has warmed the hearts of many across the world.

Pope Francis and the CDW

The Tablet asked me to write a short blog post for them analyzing what the new circular letter on the Ritual Expression of the Gift of Peace at Mass might be telling us about Pope Francis’ impact on the Congregation for Divine Worship.

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German bishop: Bishops’ Synod Could Topple Francis’ Popularity

“I fear that the synod of bishops on the family in October could be such a critical moment.”

Pope Francis Arrives in South Korea

CNN and other news outlets report that Pope Francis has just touched down in South Korea. The last time a Pope visited South Korea was when Pope John Paul II visited in 1989.

In Case You Missed It: The Homily in the Context of Evangelii Gaudium

The specific request for this contribution to the Pray Tell blog is to examine what Francis says about liturgical preaching in Evangelii Gaudium.

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Are Church Weddings a Thing of the Past?

The answer to the question “Are Church weddings a thing of the past?” is much deeper than it might appear at first glance. It cuts to the heart of modern humanity, and it should force us to reflect on ourselves, the Church, and the modern world.

Pope Francis on How to Hug

“Now that’s how real men hug.”