Liturgy

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, is pictured at the Vatican in this Oct. 9, 2012, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Michael J. O’Loughlin February 23, 2018
Cardinal Sarah questions why Catholics stand—rather than kneel—and receive Communion in the hand.
Richard Barry February 16, 2018
I had expected Mass to bring with it a bursting of spirit. But this is Mass—nothing is going to jump out of a cake.
Jack Bentz, S.J. February 14, 2018
I was raised Catholic. I know the strategy. The first-class seats are at the end of the pew.
Daniel P. Horan January 10, 2018
It isn’t too late to reclaim liturgical language that is more prayerful, understandable and theologically sound.
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Colleen Dulle December 28, 2017
Composer Jan Michael Joncas kept the song under wraps for years.
Worshippers recite the Lord's Prayer during Mass at Corpus Christi Church in Mineola, N.Y., on Oct. 13. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)
Kevin Clarke December 15, 2017
Making ancient Scripture sensible in contemporary languages will always prove a hazard-heavy challenge.