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Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leads the “Regina Coeli” prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 8, 2022.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
“When liturgical life is a bit of a banner of division, there is the odor of the devil, the deceiver,” the pope said on May 7.
A priest lifts up the consecrated host during Mass.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
The great Catholic irony is that the Mass—that ripe cadenced insane activity at the heart of the church—is weirdly, bizarrely, the right and fitting place to bring our concerns about the Mass itself.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
John L'Heureux was rightly praised for his novels, short stories, poetry and memoir. But how many other writers do you know also once wrote an experimental eucharistic prayer?
Arts & CultureVantage Point
C. J. McNaspy
Those of us who have championed the vernacular cause over the years were never so naive (and we said so in print) as to believe that translation would put an end to all problems. In fact, it creates new ones.
A sunrise ceremony, including the Native American purification ritual called smudging, at the Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo, N.D., on July 26, 2014. The conference was named for St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized in the Catholic Church. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
FaithShort Take
Damian Costello
The revitalization of ceremonial life in Indigenous communities and the resurgence of the Latin Mass both reflect a desire to return to a more holistic way of knowing, characteristic of our ancestors.
FaithFaith in Focus
Neil Fulton
The practice of sitting in the front pew has helped to focus my own wandering mind.