Pope Francis, seen here at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican on June 28, has announced two significant reforms in recent weeks by releasing statements motu proprio. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Michael J. O’Loughlin September 21, 2017
When a pope issues a document “motu proprio,” it means he does so by his own motivation, and it can mean a significant change to church law.
Traditional Latin Mass being celebrated. (Wikipedia Commons) 
Pope Francis' absence was widely noted as tensions over the liturgy continue within the Church.
Timothy Kirchoff September 13, 2017
The experience of being surrounded by the saints at the Latin Mass was one of the most profound spiritual experiences of my teenage years.
Massimo Faggioli September 12, 2017
"Magnum Principium," the new apostolic letter released motu proprio by Pope Francis, is returning authority to regional bishops' conferences in matters of liturgical translation. But why and how?
Michael G. Ryan September 09, 2017
Can we now, at long last, begin to talk frankly and openly about the problems with the translation?
Michael J. O’Loughlin September 09, 2017
Cardinal Cupich said the pope is making clear that Vatican II documents are authoritative and permanent.