Liturgy

Mass

Today, the feast of Saint Patrick, Mass in the extraordinary form was offered at Saint Patrick's, located on Milwaukee's South Side. It's always special to cele...

The Welcome Factor

"The liturgy derives its greatness from what it is, not from what we do with it."~ Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Collected Works Theology of the Liturgy, Joseph Ra...

Going Home

I think we can all relate to the feeling of leaving home for the first time. You miss the smell of your Mom's cooking, the noises of the house and those subtlet...

Linens and Liturgy

There's nothing random about the items used at liturgy. Symbolism is embedded in everything. These symbols are significant because they focus the mind on transc...

Advent and Ad Orientem

The Catholic Herald is reporting that Cardinal Robert Sarah, the pope's point man on liturgy and Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has asked pries...

Reception and Reverence

The U.K.'s Catholic Herald featured a thought-provoking piece about reverence and the Eucharist from the perspective of a non-Catholic. To summarize, the articl...

Mass ‘Facing the Lord’

Standing out as one of the most popular myths about the Second Vatican Council is the claim that it called for the priest to face the people during Mass, instea...

Recapturing Romanitas

Writing for the U.K.'s Catholic Herald, Father Alexander Lucie-Smith unpacks an important (yet widely overlooked) concept known as romanitas. He starts with a r...