Why the very high level of morale among priests?
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Book Review: Same Call, Different Men: The Evolution of the Priesthood Since Vatican II by Mary L. Gautier, Paul M. Perl, & Stephen J. Fichter
“I warmed to the practical, pastoral tone I read as early as the second page of text: ‘A fully sung liturgy is a praiseworthy ideal, but its implementation calls for prudence and pastoral sensitivity. The chants of the liturgy are sung when it is possible in a given pastoral situation, when the participants are blessed with the resources to do so well, and when it is judged that this will truly glorify God and sanctify the worshippers.’” – John Ainslie
Pray Tell reader Jordan Zarembo reviews Kim Bowes’ work Private worship, public values, and religious change in late antiquity and finds similar tensions in the present-day church and the church of fourth-century Rome.
A prominent sociologist, Mark Chaves says “All things considered, Americans’ religious involvement is softening.” His new book American Religion: Contemporary Trends is reviewed by Pray Tell reader Jack Rakosky.
How many heads did Saint John the Baptist have? And whatever happened to the eye of Saint Edward Oldcorne?
A number of notable ceremonial changes have marked papal liturgy since the inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI. Find out why from the Papal Master of Ceremonies.
“The Heart of Faith: A Field Guide for Catechumens and Candidates” by Nick Wagner is a unique text that is written specifically for both catechumens and candidates. This text is designed to help the catechumen or candidate understand his or her place in the church as he or she prepares for the sacraments of initiation or for full reception into the Catholic Church.