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Benedictine monk: reverent liturgy helps us encounter Christ

Celebrating the liturgy with reverence and beauty helps facilitate the encounter with Christ during the Mass, reflected a monk involved... Read more

Bishop Alexander K. Sample of Marquette. File: Photo/CNA.

Bishop finds sacred music essential for liturgy

Sacred music is “integral” to the Catholic Church's liturgy, Bishop Alexander K. Sample said in a Feb. 13 pastoral letter... Read more

Bishops participate in the Liturgy of the Hours at their 2012 Fall General Assembly.

US bishops approve revisions to Liturgy of the Hours

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has approved a plan to draft an amended edition of the English-language Liturgy of... Read more

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US bishops say homilies should invite Catholics to conversion

Sunday homilies should promote repentance, instill a sense of mission and lead Catholics to grow in understanding their faith, the... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

Vatican congregation to emphasize liturgical music, art

With the Vatican's approval on Nov. 14 of its restructuring, the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope says liturgical abuses detract from Christ

Pope Benedict XVI has reminded Catholics that the liturgy belongs to Jesus Christ and his Church, and should not be... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the April 18, 2012 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

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

Pope Benedict says that the public prayer of the Church, known as the liturgy, is a wonderful school of prayer... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke.

Cardinal Burke cautions against over-use of concelebration

Cardinal Raymond L. Burke believes that the “excessive” use of concelebration – the practice of priests saying Mass collectively –... Read more

UK ordinariate adapts Anglican prayers for Catholic use

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham is preparing to publish its daily liturgical prayer book, as part of... Read more