Choosing the Twelve, Again

The drama of Our Lord’s passion, death, and resurrection comes alive to us through the magnificent Holy Week liturgies. One unique element, not done at any other time of the year, is the washing of feet on Holy Thursday. The foot-washing rite calls to mind the episode during the Last Supper in which Our Lord, […]

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Prayer for the Jews

When Pope Benedict XVI issued his motu proprio allowing for a broader use of the “extraordinary form” of the Latin liturgy, one concern that was raised was the prayer for the Jews in the Good Friday service. The concern was twofold. First, the language of the Tridentine liturgy referred to the blindness and faithlessness of […]

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