In May 1999 Pope St. John Paul II warned the Bishops of Ontario on their Their Ad Limina Visit, “the anonymity of the city cannotRead more
Author: Fr. Neil Xavier O'Donoghue
Zaire Rite in Mexico
The Zaire Rite is a favorite of liturgists. It seems that everybody from Pope Benedict XVI to Pope Francis thinks it is a good ideaRead more
A few days ago I was taking a walk and passed by a local hotel that was advertising a Wedding Fair. Unsurprisingly, the hotel managementRead more
Does the Presentation of the Lord need to be supplemented by the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life?
Call me a killjoy, but I don’t really like the fact that the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord is the day when theRead more
ESV Catholic Edition not Catholic enough?
In 2019 the Augustine Institute in Colorado published the English Standard Version Catholic Edition. This is a Catholic edition of the popular Evangelical Protestant translationRead more
Liturgical Art and Scandal
Headlines in the Catholic media have recently focused on a series of scandals related to Fr. Marko Rupnik. Rupnik is perhaps the most famous livingRead more
Fed from the Table
Many of my presbyter friends think that I am crazy to affirm the importance of this primary symbol of eating Communion from the altar at the Eucharist. They say it is impossible. Now I can say from experience that it is possible.Read more
Days of Prayer
Last Sunday was observed as Mission Sunday. Yet this is not, strictly speaking, a liturgical observance. I have often seen observances such as this takeRead more
When Will We Drink This Cup?
We are now well over two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and to a certain degree the crisis seems to be behind us. While weRead more
Irish Synod on Liturgy
Earlier this week the Irish Bishops’ Conference published the Synthesis of the Consultation in Ireland for the Diocesan Stage of the Universal Synod. There isRead more