“The sacrifice of the Church” could be understood as referring to something the Church is offering to God, something that is other than the Church itself.Read more
Category: BCDW / USCCB
I am unsure that my severe case of eucharistic non-coherence can be cured any time soon.Read more
One More Disaster to Consider: How Many Deficient Catholic Hymns are in YOUR Hymnal?
Should we just automatically add these hymns to our personal “do not play” list?Read more
Recommended Guidelines Raise Troubling Questions (updated)
Unfortunately, in the attempt to “do the right thing” liturgical values and priorities are not being respected.Read more
Explainer: What Is Happening with the RCIA?
A step by step description of the process of bringing about a new translation and edition of the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults for the USA.Read more
U.S. Bishops Prepare to Vote on New Translation of the RCIA
With respect to the Christian Initiation of Adults, we are seeing an approach to translation of liturgical texts that is strikingly different from the path taken in the translation of the Missal.Read more
USCCB: Archbishop Blair and Bishop Ricken up for Liturgy Committee Chair UPDATED 11-14
UPDATE 11-14: Archbishop Blair was elected today. At the meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) taking place this November 12-14 in Baltimore, a chairman-electRead more
What translation guidelines for official vernacular versions of Roman Rite liturgical texts in English are presently in force?
What new sets of guidelines might we expect, who would formulate them, and what do the bishops’ conferences want to do with the translations guided by Liturgicam Authenticam?Read more
New Text of Infant Baptismal Rite Approved
The vote passed with the needed two-thirds majority. 23 voted against the new text. 3 abstained.Read more
Parolin to Preside at USCCB Centenary Mass
Will the American bishops discuss Pope Francis’s motu proprio, Magnum principium, at their upcoming meeting?Read more