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Benedict XVI celebrates the Easter Vigil, April 7, 2012.

Benedict XVI praises Cardinal Sarah as great 'spiritual teacher'

In an afterword to a book on silence and prayer recently authored by Cardinal Robert Sarah, Benedict XVI praised the... Read more

Is this the solution to Catholics' 'desperate' musical situation?

Hundreds of musicians and pastors from around the world have signed a document urging parishes and publishers should take care... Read more

A community of Benedictine sisters recording an album of sacred music.

Pope Francis: Education is key to the renewal of sacred music

Pope Francis said Saturday that while liturgical music has often struggled to live up to the quality and beauty the... Read more

Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, says Mass in the London Oratory for the Sacra Liturgia conference, July 6, 2016.

Cardinal Sarah encourages priests to celebrate Mass facing east

Cardinal Robert Sarah on Tuesday appealed to priests throughout the world to begin saying Mass facing the same direcation as... Read more

Tabernacle.

Why one bishop is putting tabernacles back in the center of churches

When Bishop Robert Morlino arrived as the new bishop for the Diocese of Madison, Wis. in 2003, he began quietly... Read more

Pope Francis at June 2014 Eucharistic Procession.

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

Jesus’ cleansing of the moneychangers from the Temple is a reminder to Christians of the need for “authentic worship” and... Read more

USCCB Fall General Assembly.

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

The reception of Communion by those with Celiac Disease, avoiding cooperation with evil in health care partnerships, and a possible... Read more

Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, C.O., a board member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy, preaches during an extraordinary form Mass said during the conference on Oct. 3.

Link between Solomon's Temple, Catholic churches explored

A conference held last week in Colorado Springs by The Society for Catholic Liturgy brought together experts from multiple disciplines... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley prays with brother bishops at his installation as the ninth bishop of Lincoln, Neb.

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

Evangelization will be carried out by bringing beauty to Catholic culture and liturgy, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln told a... Read more

Pope Francis greets one of the 34 metropolitan archbishops to receive the pallium on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2013.

Synod at heart of papal liturgies for month of October

The schedule of liturgical celebrations over which Pope Francis will preside in October is mainly booked with events surrounding the... Read more

The liturgical reform, as seen by one of its protagonists

The newly published memoirs of Fr. Louis Bouyer, who was intimately involved in the reform of the Roman liturgy following... Read more

The sign of peace is exchanged at a Mass said at Holywell, Wales, July 6, 2014.

Vatican announces desire for more restrained sign of peace at Mass

The Congregation for Divine Worship, in a recent circular letter, announced that the placement of the sign of peace within... Read more

   Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone celebrates vespers at St. Sebastian on Jan. 5, 2014.

San Francisco project to promote beauty in music, liturgy

A recently launched initiative in San Francisco will educate Church musicians about sacred music and train lay ministers for their... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in remembrance of Bishops and Cardinals who died during the past year on Nov. 4, 2013

Schedule of Pope's Advent, Christmas liturgies released

The Vatican has issued the calendar of all liturgical celebrations that Pope Francis is slated to preside over during the... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, July 7, 2013.

Five appointments made to Pope's liturgical celebrations office

The Vatican announced Sept. 26 that five men were appointed as consultants to the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the... Read more

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

A three-year-old Colombian boy has garnered attention across the internet for a video in which he dons priestly garments and... Read more

Gregorian Chant.

Music scholar says chant is for everyone, not just elite

Gregorian chant is freely available and a music of the people – not the domain of a stuffy, Catholic elite... Read more

Bishop Dominique Rey during an April 23, 2013 interview at the Hotel Columbus in Rome.

Bishop Rey reflects on Pope's liturgy, evangelization connection

Pope Francis understands the important role the liturgy plays in the New Evangelization and combines it with his own style... Read more

New film shows dramatic revival of Omaha parish

A new documentary tracks the gripping journey of how a priest and his community – through fidelity to Church tradition... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila attended the dedication of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Littleton, CO on March 23, 2013.

Colorado parish dedicates 'beautiful' new church

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a parish of the Denver Archdiocese, recently dedicated its new church building which local Archbishop... Read more