“Asking Catholic parishes and dioceses across the United States what they are doing to reach out, include and serve individuals with developmental differences is a practical way to respond to the call by Pope Francis that we pay attention to people who are marginalized in society.”
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Here’s Pray Tell’s proposal: let’s take the views of all clergy seriously – old and young.
According to a landmark national study released today, Catholic clergy and lay parish leaders in the United Stated do not like the new Roman Missal which was introduced in November 2011
Recently a friend suggested that I read an article in The American Conservative (January 14) titled “Why Millennials Long for Liturgy: Is the High Church the Christianity of the Future?”
The Catholic Academy of Liturgy is meeting today, as always the day before the opening of the North American Academy of Liturgy. This year the meeting is in Orlando, Florida.
Only 41% agree that translations in the same style should be done for other rites such as marriage, confirmation, and the Liturgy of the Hours, with 52% disagreeing (36% strongly disagreeing) that other rites be similarly retranslated.
“Most people accept the new texts, but that doesn’t mean they’re any good; look at how well they accepted the bland texts we used to have.” – awr
by Jack Rakosky
“The good news is that social networks spread and maintain culture; the bad news is we can no longer rely on Catholic family and ethnic social networks to grow and maintain themselves. The parish today has to build and strengthen social networks of families, friends and small groups.”
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.
As reported in Our Sunday Visitor, research by CARA, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, indicates that less that a quarter of English-speaking Catholics are aware that there will be a new translation of the Mass this fall.