Semper ubi sub ubi

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Article Prayer and Sacraments
 If you don't understand that, you're gonna love the new, old Latin Mass.

The old German pastor of my first parish, Father Albert Henkel, was marked by both an endearing character-affectionately calling all us servers by our "real" name, George-and an almost indomitable resistance to change. When the liturgical reforms of Vatican II rolled around, the only new addition to the church was a plywood altar finished in family-room paneling, a reflection of Father Henkel's belief that the "old" liturgy would soon return.


Not just lip service: Reciting the Creed

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Article Prayer and Sacraments
Every Sunday many Catholics mumble their way through the recitation of what we believe. Doesn't the Creed deserve to be proclaimed with a little more gusto?

 


Seven habits of highly effective mass goers

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Article Parish Life Prayer and Sacraments

 

Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone who won't respond? Or tried to dance with someone who won't move? What would happen if the outfielders just stood there and stared as the ball was hit deep into center?


Seven habits of highly effective mass goers

By David Philippart| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life Prayer and Sacraments

 

Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone who won't respond? Or tried to dance with someone who won't move? What would happen if the outfielders just stood there and stared as the ball was hit deep into center?


Confession: A shadow of its former self?

By Renée M. LaReau| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments
 When Bonnie Lavric was growing up in a Philadelphia suburb in the mid-1960's, her mother, father, and four siblings dutifully piled into their VW Beetle every Saturday for an afternoon drive. The destination? Weekly individual Confessions at their local parish.
  

Confession: A shadow of its former self?

By Renée M. LaReau| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments
 When Bonnie Lavric was growing up in a Philadelphia suburb in the mid-1960's, her mother, father, and four siblings dutifully piled into their VW Beetle every Saturday for an afternoon drive. The destination? Weekly individual Confessions at their local parish.
  

Let's put the Eucharist to work

By Robert J. McClory| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments
With a name like "Communion," it seems obvious that Eucharist shouldn't be a private experience. Robert J. McClory takes a look at parishes living out Jesus' command to "do this in memory of me."

Let's put the Eucharist to work

By Robert J. McClory| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments
With a name like "Communion," it seems obvious that Eucharist shouldn't be a private experience. Robert J. McClory takes a look at parishes living out Jesus' command to "do this in memory of me."

The other Latin Mass

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Article Hispanic Catholics Prayer and Sacraments
Charismatic liturgies, with their lively music, mysticism, and strong community, offer the best of both worlds to Hispanic Catholics looking for a little more oomph in the Mass.

 


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