Is modern man capable of the liturgical act?

That’s the question Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., asked (and answered) at the Liturgical Institute of the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Illinois, where he delivered the Hildebrand Distinguished Lecture. His talk was entitled “Glorify God by your life: evangelization and the renewal of the liturgy.” A couple excerpts… From early in […]

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Baptism Practices…from Fr. Z

Over at WDTPRS?, Fr. Z answers a question about the validity of a baptism. He offers a number of considerations as to why priests might do “wacky” things with the sacraments (including the pressure they sometimes receive from the parishioners requesting the sacrament) and also recognizes the distress that such uncertainty about validity can cause […]

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Are Children’s Masses Appropriate?

According to a recent Catholic World News story, the “Vatican intends to remove the Eucharistic Prayers for Children from the authorized prayers of the Roman Missal.”  The article continues: Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, New Jersey, the chairman of the US bishops’ liturgy committee, has disclosed the Vatican plans in a letter to the American bishops. […]

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Confirmation Time

Easter season is traditionally the time when most Catholics receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Fittingly, then, last Sunday’s first reading came from chapter 8 of the Acts of the Apostles. The deacon Philip was preaching in Samaria. Many came to believe and were baptized. When the apostles learned about this, the apostles Peter and John […]

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