As well as reflecting on the translation, Fr. Anscar offers in each case a ‘Homiletic-Catechetical Note.’ Many of these reveal aspects of the text which are helpful in articulating them correctly.Read more
Category: Recently Published Books
Book Review: Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Parish Leader’s Guide
The book contains practical suggestions on how to welcome the new pastor once he is identified.Read more
Book Review: Praying and Believing in Early Christianity: The Interplay between Christian Worship and Doctrine by Maxwell E. Johnson
Classically the field of Liturgical Studies is divided into three subsets: history, theology, and praxis. This work is unique among historians of liturgy because it explicitly connects all three, and it does so in a concise and accessible way.Read more
Pray Tell visits with Timothy Radcliffe, OP
“Pope Benedict’s emphasis on beauty in liturgy was wonderful and to be welcomed. It is true that the return of some forms of vestment, the red shoes, and some curious hats did put people off! They certainly did not turn me on!”Read more
Collect for the Most Holy Trinity
Comments concerning this collect are taken from Anscar Chupungco’s new book: The Prayers of the the New Missal: A Homiletic and Catechetical Companion.Read more
Good Friday, the Child Abuse Scandal, and The Long Dark Winter’s Night
In his book The Long Dark Winter’s Night: Reflections of a Priest in a Time of Pain and Privilege, Father Philip Bergquist, formerly of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Fairbanks, Alaska, uses the metaphor of living through the long Alaskan winter to describe his own struggles with the crisis gripping the Roman Catholic church over the sexual abuse committed by priests and the reactions of bishops to that abuse. Theologically, it is a liturgical treatise on Good Friday, filled with stories and reflections about how a Church Grieving meets its suffering Savior at the foot of the cross, “where heaven’s hope and humanity’s wounds meet.”Read more
Book Review: Same Call, Different Men: The Evolution of the Priesthood Since Vatican II by Mary L. Gautier, Paul M. Perl, & Stephen J. Fichter
Why the very high level of morale among priests?Read more
A Review of Worship–Fourth Edition
by James E. Frazier
“GIA has successfully kept in touch with the evolution of liturgical music since Vatican II, monitored the changing temper of the musical times, and in its latest volume, despite its faults, the company’s Worship–Fourth Edition presents a mature proposal for a liturgical music that is worthy of the church and its future.”
Excerpt from Eschatology, Liturgy, and Christology and giveaway winners
Read Chapter 1 of Thomas Rausch, SJ’s new book Eschatology, Liturgy, and Christology: Toward Recovering an Eschatological Imagination.
Stay tuned for future giveaways from Liturgical Press and Pray Tell.
Hot off the Press — Another Book Giveaway!
Inspired by our successful drawing last week, we’re giving away five copies of another great new book this week: Eschatology, Liturgy, and Christology: Toward Recovering an Eschatological Imagination, by Thomas P. Rausch, SJ.Read more