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Non solum: A Creative Way to Pray the Intercessions

All are invited to say their intentions aloud.

Will Pope Francis Pull It Off?

A conversation with Rocco D’Ambrosio about his book on the challenge of church reform under Pope Francs

Shared Ministry and Divine Grace: Restoring the Diaconate in Orthodoxy

Note: This essay was first published by Public Orthodoxy, a blog of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University, on March 7, 2016. Republished with permission. The Orthodox world is buzzing with the recent news report on the ordination of deaconesses in the Patriarchate of Alexandria. To the best of our knowledge, the ordination […]

Pope Francis: Give Without Expectation

The pope asks those who justify not giving to beggars, “What do you do on the sly?”

What Are You Singing This Lent?

Lent must also lead us to experience, celebrate, and live out the grace of God’s mercy, to reveal and see in ourselves the goodness that God sees in us, as in all creation.

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German Theologians – Citing Ratzinger et al. – Call for Married Priests

Among those behind the 1970 proposal were now-cardinals Walter Kasper and Karl Lehmann, and theologian Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI).

Update: Deaconesses in Alexandria

Five deaconesses consecrated.

Ars Praedicandi: Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

JRR Tolkien might have said that we have a fool’s hope: but we confess our faith in the one whose cross is foolishness to the wise and mighty of this world, the one who humbled himself and was exalted by God.

St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN, to close temporarily

This likely will include the school’s summer degree program in liturgical music.

Do Translators Wear Prada?

I actually do believe that translators—metaphorically speaking—should wear Prada. As should the theologians, writers, poets, and singing musicians who work with them. It’s a good thing to have knowledgeable people working on the liturgy’s linguistic attire.

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