SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
liturgy
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.
May 04, 2018
The ill and infirm can find great comfort in online Masses. Here are some of the best resources
March 30, 2018
We expressed our affection for the Extraordinary Form and the Church's hard teachings. The official write-up downplayed both
December 07, 2017
All too often, families don't know what their loves one wanted. Tell them now - it's a chance to witness to the Resurrection