Articles on Liturgy

““The celebration of Holy Mass has the same value as the Death of Jesus on the Cross.”  St. Thomas Aquinas.

The Passionate Preacher

October 19th, 2017|

My Dad was always critical of my choice of major in college. “Speech and English?!” he’d shake his head, “Why don’t you do something useful like business administration?” The Vatican has recently advised seminarians

Redeeming the Time

October 16th, 2017|

The Liturgical Year When is New Year’s Day? Everybody assumes it is January first, but for centuries Catholics observed March 25 as the start of the new year. March 25 is the beginning of

New Liturgy? What New Liturgy?

September 26th, 2017|

One year ago Catholics all across America braced themselves for the introduction of the new translation of the liturgy. The translation promised to be more reverent in it’s style, more faithful to the original

The Centrality of Sacrifice

September 26th, 2017|

Watching Mel Gibson’s movie Apocolypto is not for the faint hearted or squeamish. Set among the Mayans in the sixteenth century, the film portrays their customs of human sacrifice with unsparing realism. Heads roll,

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