Reflections on Sacramentum Caritatis by Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl.
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The election of Pope Benedict XVI had great significance for the Church, not least, because one of the results of the election has been a clear indication that the liberal dream has not come to pass.
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Pope Paul VI in 1970 promulgated the Roman Missal Revised by the decree of the Second Vatican Council; four centuries after St. Pius V issued the 1570 Missale Romanum in execution of the decree of the Council of Trent. Publication of the new Ordo Missae generated spirited and sometimes strident debates.
Reflections on freedom and will by Priest editor Owen F. Campion.
Noted apologist Scott Hahn discusses his feelings when he attended his first Mass.
Background material on the Scripture readings for July 7, 2007.
Background material on the Scripture readings for July 1, 2007.
Background information on the Scripture readings for July 15, 2007
Background information on the Scripture readings for July 29, 2007.
July 22,2007, homily background: God Comes First, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Background information on the Scripture readings for July 22, 2007.
Parishioners without experience often try to push pastors into practices and policies that appear to be great but have hidden pitfalls. Parish cemeteries and parish columbaria fit this category of good ideas that go bad.
Father Benedict Groeschel's reflections
For the last several months, we have focused on specific issues raised by the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry and Life of Perma- nent Deacons in the United States(2005) with regard to the relationship of priests and deacons. Today's column offers some conclusions.
The best advice is that if your parish, school or agency owns a 15-passenger vehicle, get rid of it and do not buy or accept one as a donation.
The third edition of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (hereafter GIRM), issued in 2002, offers a series of general principles about the environment for worship. The principles, while not using the word ''clutter,'' focus on the church or other ''respectable place'' that is ''worthy of so great a mystery'' as the celebration of the Eucharist (par. 288).
There is a deep desire in pastors to stay intimately in touch with the mystery of Christ through an interior life. How should we understand the contemplative life for a pastor, and what personal obstacles need to be surmounted before a steady commitment to such prayer can be maintained?
A growing Vietnamese religious community helps renew the Church.
Don Pino joins the thousands of Christians martyred in the 20th century. They took Christ seriously. Most are nameless. One body counter notes there were more such martyrs in the 20th century than in the first 19 centuries of the Church.
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