Liturgy

Pope Francis greets a girl during a March 12 visit at the Rome parish of St. Magdalene of Canossa. (CNS photo/Angelo Carconi, EPA)
Sean Salai, S.J. December 05, 2017
Matthew Halbach talks about his vision for “total parish evangelization.”
Tridentine High Mass at Saint-Laurent Chapel, in the Strasbourg Cathedral Notre Dame, for Sainte Jeanne d'Arc. (Wikimedia Commons)
Patrick J. Nugent November 28, 2017
“I’ve joked with friends: I’ll come back to the church when it restores the old Mass—celebrated by women priests.”
"Please, Mass is not a show. It is going to encounter the Passion, the resurrection of the Lord."
Colleen Dulle October 12, 2017
Love it or hate it, most Catholics could probably sing “Here I Am, Lord” from memory. But do they know where the song came from?
(CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Our readers September 21, 2017
"We have a priest who makes everyone feel welcome, says Mass with great reverence and gives meaningful homilies"
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.