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Fr. William Dillard
Since Vatican II gallons of ink have been spilled in the “liturgy wars.” Considering the disregard for the Council’s instructions on the Mass,...
Joanna Bogle
Do pomp and pageantry challenge would-be converts? A reverent Mass celebrated with full solemnity is never a bad thing: It may touch hearts in...
Anthony Esolen
Part One of our series on liturgical music looked at why contemporary Church music is unsingable. As it turns out, strained melodies are just...
Jimmy Akin
In the wake of the Second Vatican Council, the emphasis in translation was on making the Mass accessible to the broadest possible audience....
Robert P. Lockwood
My childhood pastor, back in the 1950s and early ‘60s in Yonkers, New York, was a priest named Msgr. Edward Betowski. It was said that the good...
Anthony E. Clark
Every Catholic church is filled with silent sermons—but you have to understand the language. As you learn to recognize the profound symbolism...
Fr. Myron Effing
After the Reformation, the Catholic position that the Mass is a sacrifice was in opposition to the Protestant position. When the Catholics and...
Karl Keating
One priest, writing in his diocesan newspaper, calls genuflecting before you receive Communion an "abuse." What do the rubrics of the Church...
Br. John Baptist Ku O.P.
The U. S. bishops' attempt to make the new Lectionary "inclusive" without tampering with the meaning of the original texts has left the...
Br. John Baptist Ku O.P.
Inclusive language advocates must argue either that non-inclusive language is archaic or that the Church must lead the way in freeing English...