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Vatican announces desire for more restrained sign of peace at Mass

Jul 31, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- The Congregation for Divine Worship, in a recent circular letter, announced that the placement of the sign of peace within Mass will not change, though it suggested several ways the rite could be performed with greater dignity.

San Francisco project to promote beauty in music, liturgy

Feb 9, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- A recently launched initiative in San Francisco will educate Church musicians about sacred music and train lay ministers for their roles, according to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Schedule of Pope's Advent, Christmas liturgies released

Dec 5, 2013 - 03:05 am .- The Vatican has issued the calendar of all liturgical celebrations that Pope Francis is slated to preside over during the Advent and Christmas seasons, extending through January of 2014.

Five appointments made to Pope's liturgical celebrations office

Sep 26, 2013 - 10:43 am .- The Vatican announced Sept. 26 that five men were appointed as consultants to the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff.

Video of 3-year-old 'celebrating' Mass becomes online hit

May 9, 2013 - 12:00 pm .- A three-year-old Colombian boy has garnered attention across the internet for a video in which he dons priestly garments and “celebrates” Mass, reciting the liturgy from memory.

Music scholar says chant is for everyone, not just elite

May 9, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Gregorian chant is freely available and a music of the people – not the domain of a stuffy, Catholic elite as it is often perceived, says a music scholar from Alabama.

Bishop Rey reflects on Pope's liturgy, evangelization connection

Apr 29, 2013 - 07:17 am .- Pope Francis understands the important role the liturgy plays in the New Evangelization and combines it with his own style to communicate the grace of God, says Bishop Dominique Rey.

New film shows dramatic revival of Omaha parish

Apr 28, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- A new documentary tracks the gripping journey of how a priest and his community – through fidelity to Church tradition and Vatican II – turned a church with dwindling numbers into a thriving parish.

Colorado parish dedicates 'beautiful' new church

Mar 29, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a parish of the Denver Archdiocese, recently dedicated its new church building which local Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila has described as “beautiful.”

Benedictine monk: reverent liturgy helps us encounter Christ

Mar 13, 2013 - 04:05 am .- Celebrating the liturgy with reverence and beauty helps facilitate the encounter with Christ during the Mass, reflected a monk involved in organizing a conference on liturgy in Rome this summer.

Bishop finds sacred music essential for liturgy

Feb 14, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Sacred music is “integral” to the Catholic Church's liturgy, Bishop Alexander K. Sample said in a Feb. 13 pastoral letter to the people of the Diocese of Marquette.

US bishops approve revisions to Liturgy of the Hours

Nov 15, 2012 - 04:09 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has approved a plan to draft an amended edition of the English-language Liturgy of the Hours for use in the United States.

US bishops say homilies should invite Catholics to conversion

Nov 14, 2012 - 06:04 pm .- Sunday homilies should promote repentance, instill a sense of mission and lead Catholics to grow in understanding their faith, the U.S. bishops said in a new document on preaching.

Vatican congregation to emphasize liturgical music, art

Nov 14, 2012 - 02:45 pm .- With the Vatican's approval on Nov. 14 of its restructuring, the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments will shift its focus more intensely on art and liturgical music.

Pope says liturgical abuses detract from Christ

Oct 3, 2012 - 09:42 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has reminded Catholics that the liturgy belongs to Jesus Christ and his Church, and should not be changed according to individual whims.

The liturgy raises hearts to God like no other prayer, Pope says

Sep 26, 2012 - 10:42 am .- Pope Benedict says that the public prayer of the Church, known as the liturgy, is a wonderful school of prayer which raises the human heart to God like no other form of worship.

Cardinal Burke cautions against over-use of concelebration

Jul 10, 2012 - 01:42 pm .- Cardinal Raymond L. Burke believes that the “excessive” use of concelebration – the practice of priests saying Mass collectively – can result in their unique role in the sacred liturgy being obscured.

UK ordinariate adapts Anglican prayers for Catholic use

Jun 6, 2012 - 01:59 am .- The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham is preparing to publish its daily liturgical prayer book, as part of its mission to incorporate Anglican traditions within the Catholic Church.

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