SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
liturgy
October 03, 2021
As we grow closer to the poor, little by little we gain their confidence and can advise them in the most terrible moments of this earthly pilgrimage. We can give them the comforting words of faith and we often succeed, not by our own merit, in putting on the right path people who have strayed
August 29, 2021
The internal debate about the Latin Mass has little effect on the Church’s outreach and is unlikely to reverse the decline of Catholicism in the West
August 29, 2021
The Roman Lectionary derives from a similar, cyclical Jewish rite. It is a perpetual reminder of how the life of Christ fulfils the promise God made to Israel
July 16, 2021
1) In his motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, Pope Francis says St. John Paul II’s indults were only meant to heal the breach with Archbishop Lefebvre, not to have the traditional latin Mass as a continuing reality in the Church (my paraphrase). He quotes Pope Benedict XVI on “allowing” the TLM, which seems to buttress the point
May 27, 2021
Pope Francis has renewed the leadership of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (CDW), promoting the dicastery’s secretary, Archbishop Arthur Roche, to Prefect of the Vatican’s liturgy department. The English prelate was appointed coadjutor Bishop of Leeds, England, in 2002 by Pope John Paul II. He succeeded Bishop David Konstant
May 24, 2021
That many aspects of God’s nature and plans remain mysterious, at least during our earthly lives, has been a longstanding theme of Christian writing.
January 22, 2021
Approval for the texts is still ongoing, and expected to be completed by the CBCEW in the Autumn of this year before going to the Vatican for review and confirmatio. The earliest date for publication of the new Lectionary, the use of which will be mandatory in England and Wales, is 2022.
September 14, 2020
Cardinal Robert Sarah had strong words for the world’s bishops this weekend – of encouragement and perhaps of reproof – especially regarding their responses to the spiritual needs of the faithful during the global coronavirus emergency.
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