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Pope Francis greets new English Cardinal Arthur Roche, prefect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, during a consistory for the creation of 20 new cardinals in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Aug. 27, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
Cardinal Arthur Roche leads the Vatican department responsible for governing the church’s liturgical practices and sacramental rites.
Joe Laramie, S.J.
Why do Catholics celebrate holy days of obligation? Should we?
Pope Francis
“The scope of liturgical reform...is precisely to bring to life the kind of formation of the faithful and ministry of pastors that will have their summit and source in the liturgy.”
FaithShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
We will have to endure the current flawed translation of the Roman missal unless liturgists, priests and people in the pews support the synod’s call for change. 
When asked by host Ricardo da Silva, S.J., why he chose the message of “Welcome Home” and not to preach “in a heavier way,” to emphasize the penitential nature of the season, Cardinal Arthur Roche replies: “Well, because I think, really, that’s what Lent is all about.
FaithFaith in Focus
Bryant Keith Alexander
Even today, if bells are not rung at the consecration, my memory fills in the space of silence.