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English bishop issues liturgical norms for Neocatechumenal Way

Jun 8, 2017

The Bishop of Lancaster issued last week liturgical norms for the Neocatechumenal Way, which apply to all in the diocese,... Read more

A Mass said for the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome held Oct. 25, 2014.

Looking forward to 10 years of Summorum Pontificum

Jun 1, 2017

By Elise Harris

Ten years after Benedict XVI broadened access to the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, the document by which he... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, presents the German edition of The Power of Silence, May 25, 2017.

To meet God we need silence, Cardinal Sarah says

May 25, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

At a presentation for his new book on Wednesday, Cardinal Robert Sarah said that not only does the Church need... Read more

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

Benedict XVI praises Cardinal Sarah as great 'spiritual teacher'

May 18, 2017

By Elise Harris

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?

Mar 10, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

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

Mar 4, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jul 6, 2016

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

Jan 8, 2016

By Mary Farrow

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

Mar 7, 2015

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

Nov 6, 2014

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

Oct 7, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

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

Oct 6, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

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

Sep 30, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Sep 19, 2014

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

Jul 31, 2014

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

Feb 9, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

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

Dec 5, 2013

By Elise Harris

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

Sep 26, 2013

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

May 9, 2013

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

May 9, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

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