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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.
Father Stephen Saffron, parish administrator, elevates the Eucharist during a Tridentine Mass at St. Josaphat Church in the Queens borough of New York City.
Catholic News Service
Pope Francis has confirmed that members of the Fraternity of St. Peter may continue to celebrate the Mass, sacraments and Liturgy of the Hours using the pre-Vatican II texts and forms, the fraternity said.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
While the church’s prayer should not be a battlefield, Archbishop Roche says it is understandable that people are passionate about it.
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The new policy instructs priests who currently celebrate a form of the Mass, sometimes called the Latin Mass or Tridentine Mass, which was supplanted with the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, to request permission from the archbishop if they wish to continue using the extraordinary form.