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In Jesus' cleansing of the Temple, Pope Francis sees a lesson about the liturgy

Mar 7, 2015 - 06:39 pm .- Jesus’ cleansing of the moneychangers from the Temple is a reminder to Christians of the need for “authentic worship” and “conformity between liturgy and life,” Pope Francis said.

Celiac disease, health care, exorcism book on agenda for bishops' meeting

Nov 6, 2014 - 11:20 am .- The reception of Communion by those with Celiac Disease, avoiding cooperation with evil in health care partnerships, and a possible English translation of an exorcism ritual book are among the topics to be discussed by the U.S. bishops next week.    

Link between Solomon's Temple, Catholic churches explored

Oct 8, 2014 - 12:43 am .- A conference held last week in Colorado Springs by The Society for Catholic Liturgy brought together experts from multiple disciplines to discuss the continuity between the Jewish temple, and Catholic churches and liturgy.  

Confront secularism with 'way of beauty,' Bishop Conley urges

Oct 7, 2014 - 12:24 am .- Evangelization will be carried out by bringing beauty to Catholic culture and liturgy, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln told a group of scholars and pastors gathered for an interdisciplinary conference.  

Synod at heart of papal liturgies for month of October

Sep 30, 2014 - 05:00 am .- The schedule of liturgical celebrations over which Pope Francis will preside in October is mainly booked with events surrounding the synod of bishops, which culminates with the beatification of Pope Paul VI.

The liturgical reform, as seen by one of its protagonists

Sep 19, 2014 - 08:18 pm .- The newly published memoirs of Fr. Louis Bouyer, who was intimately involved in the reform of the Roman liturgy following Vatican II, reveal some of the relevant committee's doings, a prominent vaticanista has noted.  

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.

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