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Category Archives: liturgy

Receiving Holy Communion

Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, has recommended that Catholics “receive Communion on the tongue and while kneeling.”  I heartily concur.  One of my main complaints about the post-Vatican II church is the lack of reverence one sees in church.   An atmosphere of […]

The Center of Our Catholic Life

“The Liturgy of the Church goes beyond ‘conciliar reform’, the objective of which in fact was not mainly to change the rites and texts but rather to renew the mentality and to put the celebration of Christ’s paschal mystery at the center of Christian life and pastoral work.”  So said Pope Benedict speaking to the […]

Martin Mosebach to Speak in the New York Area

Martin Mosebach is a noted German novelist who wrote a book several years ago for Ignatius called The Heresy of Formlessness, an evaluation of the Novus Ordo and a defense of the old Latin Mass, now the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.  I haven’t read his fiction; but I’ve read some of his articles in […]

In the image and likeness of God

In fact, as Catholics we believe the body is a manifestation of the soul, with gender, inherited attributes, and the ability to express ourselves outwardly. The body is what puts us above the angels in the hierarchy of heaven and earth.

The Next Motu Proprio

“I am convinced that the crisis in the Church that we are experiencing today is to a large extent due to the disintegration of the liturgy….”  The sentence fragment, from Benedict XVI’s  memoirs, Milestones  (1977), is quoted by John L. Allen Jr. in a short article written for the National Catholic Reporter, 1 July 2010.  […]

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