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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
While the church’s prayer should not be a battlefield, Archbishop Roche says it is understandable that people are passionate about it.
FaithFaith in Focus
Kerry Weber
No one wants to be at a funeral. It means that a loss has occurred, hearts broken. But there are few other instances in which doing something we dread so deeply can mean so much.
Carmelite Father Casimir Borcz celebrates a Tridentine Mass at the Carmelite Monastery in Munster, Ind., in this March 31, 2007 file photo. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway)
FaithShort Take
Kevin Clarke
Recent edicts and explanations of edicts out of Rome have ignited a familiarly unpleasant conflict in the U.S. church. And yet, though this will infuriate a vocal minority of my fellow Catholics, I just don’t get the brouhaha over the traditional Latin Mass.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
Our return to an in-person celebration of the birth of Jesus is also an opportunity to think about how we have done Christmas in the past—and perhaps even make some adjustments.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
A new document from the Vatican congregation that oversees Mass and the sacraments offers responses to questions some bishops have asked about restrictions on the celebration of the pre-Vatican II liturgical rite.
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson and Father Mike Russo at the August premiere of ‘On the Journey’ (photo courtesy Sunday to Sunday)
FaithFaith in Focus
Mike Russo
How do our religious leaders launch this spirited season of Advent in the hope of spiritual healing? Above all else, Saint Paul counsels: “Don’t stifle the spirit!”