Death comes for the book club

By Brian Doyle| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life
With so many "Catholic" writers to choose from, your parish book list might require some heavy lifting.

Final Exam: Can we reinvent Catholic schools?

By Sarah Karp| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Young Adults
Can we reinvent Catholic schools?

Mixed messages: Liturgy across Christian churches

By Maxwell E. Johnson| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life
The new Catholic translations of the Mass pose a stumbling block to ecumenical relations, says a Lutheran liturgy scholar.

Incoming Missal

By J. Peter Nixon| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life Prayer and Sacraments
Get ready for changes to your Sunday Mass.

Incoming Missal

By J. Peter Nixon| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life Prayer and Sacraments
Get ready for changes to your Sunday Mass.

Two rites make a wrong

By Ted Rosean| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life Prayer and Sacraments
We are one church and we need just one Mass, this Catholic argues-even if that one Mass is celebrated in any number of languages.

Watch your steps

By Bryan Cones| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life
Mass could use the hard dose of reality offered by those recovering from addiction. 

I go to church every Sunday with a bunch of addicts.

Well, technically, I've been going to church alongside the addicts. For the past 10 years a Narcotics Anonymous group has been meeting in the church basement during our Sunday evening liturgy. They're also not really "addicts" but in recovery-though the unflinching honesty of their gathering leads me to believe that they wouldn't shy away from such a politically incorrect term.


Watch your steps

By Bryan Cones| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life
Mass could use the hard dose of reality offered by those recovering from addiction.

I go to church every Sunday with a bunch of addicts.

Well, technically, I’ve been going to church alongside the addicts. For the past 10 years a Narcotics Anonymous group has been meeting in the church basement during our Sunday evening liturgy. They’re also not really “addicts” but in recovery—though the unflinching honesty of their gathering leads me to believe that they wouldn’t shy away from such a politically incorrect term.


Parish counciling

By Gregory F. Augustine Pierce| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life
Lord knows these organizations need some help serving their communities.

OK, children, gather around. I'll tell you what life was like before parish councils, back when my hair was brown and my dreams were green.

The pastor pretty much ran things, and that was fine with most of us. First of all, we didn't have to go to a lot of boring meetings. Second, we were free to complain to one another (and sometimes to him) about what was wrong with the parish without feeling one iota of guilt or responsibility. Finally, we didn't have to go to a lot of boring meetings.


Parish counciling

By Gregory F. Augustine Pierce| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life
Lord knows these organizations need some help serving their communities.

OK, children, gather around. I'll tell you what life was like before parish councils, back when my hair was brown and my dreams were green.

The pastor pretty much ran things, and that was fine with most of us. First of all, we didn't have to go to a lot of boring meetings. Second, we were free to complain to one another (and sometimes to him) about what was wrong with the parish without feeling one iota of guilt or responsibility. Finally, we didn't have to go to a lot of boring meetings.


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