Having completed our article-by-article exploration of Chapter One of Sacrosanctum Concilium, it seems appropriate to ask for some feedback.Read more
Forum has been struggling financially in recent years because of diocesan office consolidations, staff reductions, and budget cuts.Read more
The Council Fathers’ directives for promoting “pastoral liturgical action” conclude by calling for the development at diocesan level of commissions on sacred music and sacred art parallel to what they had decreed in art.Read more
Help us spread the word, especially to those young people whom you know who show a passion not only for liturgical music, but also for their faith and vocation. There is still time for youth and adult participants to apply, but not much – the hope is that all applications and materials be postmarked by May 15th.Read more
by Donna Eschenauer.
Should the celebration of First Communion neglect sound liturgical principles?
The translator has tried to paraphrase the Latin where there seems to be no need to do so.Read more
Pray Tell readers may wish to report on how well dioceses or groups of dioceses have fulfilled this directive of SC in the past fifty years. For example: Is there a functioning Diocesan Liturgy Commission?Read more
“It was a huge challenge to trust that the pendulum will swing back and that the Holy Spirit is working in the Church through all of it. The Holy Spirit doesn’t seem to be a linear thinker or actor.” – Abbot John Klassen, OSB, funeral homily for Fr. Kevin Seasoltz, OSBRead more
By Russell Shaw
“On the whole, I believe, liturgy done in any acceptable style by people who combine faith with good taste is likely to turn out well. And it will well serve the worship needs of American Catholics in the new Catholic subculture now starting to take shape.”