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priest holding up eucharist at moment of consecration, during a latin mass
FaithYour Take
Our readers
Responses to Kerry Weber’s “Stop saying the Latin Mass is more reverent” were varied, with strong feelings on both sides. These are a selection of reader reactions.
A priest, facing the high altar, elevates the Eucharist.
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Mark Zimmerman - Catholic News Service
Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington promulgated liturgical norms July 22 for implementing Pope Francis’ apostolic letter “Traditionis Custodes.”
Father Stephen Saffron elevates the Eucharist during a Tridentine Mass at St. Josaphat Church in Queens, New York City, on July 18, 2021. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
FaithShort Take
Elisha Valladares-Cormier
Suppressing all elements of the Latin Mass would alienate Catholics who desire the reformed liturgy but also seek the rich liturgical elements of the centuries-old Tridentine celebration.
FaithJesuitical
Jesuitical
Is there a way for Catholics to talk about the liturgy without it turning into a war?
A sunrise ceremony, including the Native American purification ritual called smudging, at the Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo, N.D., on July 26, 2014. The conference was named for St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized in the Catholic Church. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
FaithShort Take
Damian Costello
The revitalization of ceremonial life in Indigenous communities and the resurgence of the Latin Mass both reflect a desire to return to a more holistic way of knowing, characteristic of our ancestors.
Pope Francis gives his blessing after leading the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 13, 2022.
FaithYour Take
Our readers
America’s readers respond to an article by Terence Sweeney’s in which he says that supporting Pope Francis is fully compatible with being a “traditional” Catholic.