An Australian Aboriginal Mass

This article explores one attempt by the Australian Church soon after Vatican II to take seriously the council’s mandate to adapt the liturgy to the needs of its indigenous peoples. The Australian Aboriginal Mass is a unique example that continues to be a catalyst for efforts at liturgical inculturation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics.

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Celebrating Ascension

What is Ascension good for? What does it mean? Why is it important? Is it important to you personally, to your family, to your parish, and if so, why? I suspect that you could ask the faithful these questions about other feasts of the mystery of Christ — such as Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost — and the answers would come easily. Ascension? Not so much.

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