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Vox Clara urges rapid completion of that translation. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments and a committee of congregation advisers have urged the quick completion of the new English translation of the Mass. The Vox Clara Committee, a […]

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From Rachel Balducci, blogger at Testosterhome: Would you be willing to ask your readers about this: when Paul lived in Mexico (before we were married) he sent home a silver Our Lady of Guadalupe medal. On the back is inscribed: […]

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John Thavis at CNS looks at the two new JPII books: As Pope John Paul II’s sainthood cause rolled forward, two people close to him have offered quite different insider accounts of his life and times. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of […]

James Matthew Wilson, a Sorin Research Fellow at Notre Dame, writes in the college newspaper: Ignorance of the Church’s faith, however, is just a symptom of an even more grave condition. It is one thing not to know the doctrinal […]

I received a very nice note from the sister who is the co-founder of Vietnam Dream for Success, one of the charities we mentioned in our "Almsgiving" post last month. One of you sent a donation and mentioned that you’d […]

In thinking about the Exhortation and matters liturgical this week, considering all of that along with the hopes many have for a forthcoming Motu Proprio and the dynamic of how all of this works out on the ground, I formulated […]

..for those keeping their eyes on the Anglican situation, things just got hotter as the Very Rev. Mark Lawrence’s election as Bishop of South Carolina didn’t happen. I use the highly precise "didn’t happen" because it appears that even though […]

Full text isn’t out, but John Allen reports on this morning’s homily from the Preacher of the Papal Household, Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa: Friedrich Nietzsche espoused a pagan lust for power “irreducibly” opposed to Christian non-violence, the Preacher of the […]

I have spent a few days now going over Sacramentum Caritatis, for it seems now, no purpose, but that’s another story….anyway…some more thoughts. 1) It’s a collegial document, rooted in the Synodal propositions. Some have expressed distress, for example, that […]