No one joins a club whose motto is “Each of us looks out for No. 1.”Read more
Pope Francis and the Cause of Liturgical Renewal
Pope Francis is fostering liturgical renewal from within the dynamic of participation.Read more
What does Fratelli Tutti tell us about liturgy?
Our liturgies must resonate with “the music of the Gospel.” Here are some thoughts on how we might do that — inspired by the Pope’s new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.Read more
Reclaiming Collective Repentance: What Can We Learn from Lost “Disaster Prayers”?
Through ritual actions and prayers of repentance in times of disaster, the church is invited to offer itself in service to those most afflicted by natural calamities and to denounce, through the act of repentance, the collective sin that exacerbates those afflictions.Read more
Renouncing Satan and the Divine Liturgy: A Proposal
The rite draws upon the renunciation/confession baptismal foundation,Read more
Pope Francis on Creativity and Confession
Today’s London’s Tablet carried an interview with Pope Francis by the famous papal-biographer Austen Ivereigh. Given the social-distancing reality Ivereigh agreed to submit half aRead more
Is it time for General Absolution?
In 1862, Father William Corby probably performed the most famous instance of General Absolution in the history of the United States. According to the WikipediaRead more
Deaf Access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation: Past and Present
Reconciliation has historically been one of the most difficult sacraments for Deaf and hard-of-hearing Catholics to access and continues to be so.Read more
Young Scholars Bring New Questions and Multiple Disciplines to Bear on Sacramental Theology
Drone warfare, consumer culture, guilt-driven obedience, faith amidst a pluralistic world are among topics six fresh voices address in a growing collection of articles on sacramental-liturgical theology.Read more
Newest Issue of Liturgy: Confession & Reconciliation
From my Introduction to the first issue of Liturgy for 2019, which I had the pleasure of guest-editing:Read more