Lost in translation: The new Missal

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Article Prayer and Sacraments
Why the new Mass prayers may be confusing.

I was leading a group discussion on the merits of the renewed liturgy of Vatican II when John, a middle-aged businessman, commented, “I can’t imagine my life without the liturgy; it strengthens me each week—but I never understood the Mass until we had it in English.”


That all may be one

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Article Hispanic Catholics Parish Life Prayer and Sacraments
Creating a truly multicultural church takes change from both the dominant group and minority groups, Sister María Elena González, R.S.M. shared with U.S. Catholic in interview for its July 2000 special issue on multiculturalism.

Mass instruction: Fr. Robert Taft on liturgical reform

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Article Prayer and Sacraments
Opponents of the modern liturgy could use a history lesson, says this scholar of the church's prayer. Overall, the liturgical reform has been a great success.

Mass instruction: Fr. Robert Taft on liturgical reform

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Article Prayer and Sacraments
Opponents of the modern liturgy could use a history lesson, says this scholar of the church's prayer. Overall, the liturgical reform has been a great success.

Marriage of convenience: Changing wedding traditions

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Article Marriage and Family Prayer and Sacraments
Catholics should find a way to welcome couples whose paths to the altar don't go straight down the center aisle.

Why can’t Catholics wed outdoors?

By Heidi Schlumpf| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments

Of the four wedding invitations currently posted on my refrigerator, only one is for a ceremony to be held in a church. The others? All will be outdoors: in a hotel garden, under a restaurant gazebo, or in a park. The beauty of God's creation seems a perfect setting for making a lifetime commitment. So why doesn't the Catholic Church allow couples to get married outside?


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.

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