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“What a Bishop Might Want to Know” – and What Pope Francis Knows

“The young bishop gained a reputation for charm and humor; he became a frequently sought-out speaker for any function, secular or religious.”

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Austrian Bishop Speaks Out Against the “Reform of the Reform”

“I am convinced that there cannot and will not be a general change of the ‘Ordinary Form’ of the Roman Catholic Church as renewed after the Council.”

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What Does Pope Francis Mean to You?

On the fourth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, Pray Tell writers speak from the heart about an extraordinary pope.

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Lectionary-Based Eucharistic Prayers

Closely tying the sacramental rite to the words of Scripture for the day, these theologically appropriate, pastorally fitting, and linguistically satisfying prayers change the Great Thanksgiving prayer from a lull in the liturgy to a focused, fresh, and engaged moment for the congregation.

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Who Is on the Commission to Revise Liturgiam Authenticam

A leaked list of members of the Vatican commission to revise Liturgiam authenticam has appeared. It represents a wide range of opinions on questions of liturgy, translation, reform, and church.

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Bishop of Feldkirch, Austria, on Discussing Married Priests

“One can, and indeed should, discuss all things.”

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The Hymn Society Selects a New Executive Director

The Hymn Society has selected a new Executive Director, Dr. Jan Kraybill to succeed Rev. Dr. Deborah Carlton Loftis, FHS, who will be retiring May 1. An active member of HSUSC since 1998 and a member of its Executive Committee from 2010–2013, Dr. Kraybill is a passionate advocate for the power of music to change lives for the […]

Will Pope Francis Pull It Off?

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

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Is It a Mortal Sin to Miss Sunday Mass?

Are you required to go every Sunday?

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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 […]

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Will Pope Francis Pull It Off?

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

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