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FaithFaith in Focus
Terrance Klein
The homily should be part of an active relationship between preacher and parish. None of us, speaking or listening, should stop trying to improve the experience.
Father Stephen Saffron elevates the Eucharist during a Tridentine Mass at St. Josaphat Church in Queens, New York City, on July 18, 2021. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
FaithShort Take
Elisha Valladares-Cormier
Suppressing all elements of the Latin Mass would alienate Catholics who desire the reformed liturgy but also seek the rich liturgical elements of the centuries-old Tridentine celebration.
Pope Francis, flanked by three priests, somberly elevates the Eucharist
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The “sense of mystery” Catholics should experience at Mass is not one prompted by Latin or by “creative” elements added to the celebration.
A man bows his head in prayer before a computer screen showing nine people doing the same
FaithFaith in Focus
Keara Hanlon
As pandemic restrictions have eased, most parishioners have returned to in-person Masses. But some would prefer the option for virtual services to remain.
Is there a way for Catholics to talk about the liturgy without it turning into a war?
The tabernacle at Corpus Christi church in Rochester, N.Y.
FaithFaith in Focus
Sonja Livingston
It took the theft of our church’s tabernacle for me to comprehend the sanctity of its contents.