Liturgy: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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Article Prayer and Sacraments
Bishop Donald Trautman shares what he likes and dislikes about how we do the liturgy in an October 2005 interview.

You've said we do a good job with liturgy in the United States. What are we doing well?

Participation of the people, for example, in singing, lecturing, serving as eucharistie ministers, altar servers, greeters. From the time people come in until the time they leave, I think we do liturgy very well.


Liturgy: The good, the bad, and the ugly

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments
Bishop Donald Trautman shares what he likes and dislikes about how we do the liturgy in an October 2005 interview.

You've said we do a good job with liturgy in the United States. What are we doing well?

Participation of the people, for example, in singing, lecturing, serving as eucharistie ministers, altar servers, greeters. From the time people come in until the time they leave, I think we do liturgy very well.


Mass in the balance: An interview with Bishop Trautman

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Article Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology
Bishop Donald Trautman explains in this 2005 interview some of the changes in the liturgy that we're seeing now, along with the reasons behind them.

Mass in the balance: An interview with Bishop Trautman

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology
Bishop Donald Trautman explains in this 2005 interview some of the changes in the liturgy that we're seeing now, along with the reasons behind them.

Let my people sing

By Father Alan Phillip, C.P. | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology
It's time for the congregation to share the Sunday stage with the choir, argues a priest who wants the Mass to be sung by all. Here are a number of suggestions to help them earn their applause.

Let my people sing

By Father Alan Phillip, C.P. | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology
It's time for the congregation to share the Sunday stage with the choir, argues a priest who wants the Mass to be sung by all. Here are a number of suggestions to help them earn their applause.

Is it OK to clap at Mass?

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Article Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology

There is no simple answer to whether applause is appropriate in the liturgy. It really depends on who the Catholics are and why they might be clapping!


Is it OK to clap at Mass?

By David Philippart| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology

There is no simple answer to whether applause is appropriate in the liturgy. It really depends on who the Catholics are and why they might be clapping!


You can go home again: Resources for returning Catholics

By Kristin Peterson| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Prayer and Sacraments

awakening faithAwakening Faith
awakeningfaith.org

 

In this small-group program, inactive Catholics meet for six sessions and discuss essays on topics such as spirituality, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, God's mercy, the Mass, and the church. The meetings also consist of prayer, reflection, and faith-sharing.

 


When did we start celebrating Mass in Latin?

By Victoria M. Tufano| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
The instinct of Christianity has always been that people should worship in a language they understand.

The first language of Christian liturgy was Aramaic, the common language of the first Christians, who were Palestinian Jews. While Hebrew was the language of scripture and formal worship, Christian worship occurred in the home where Aramaic was spoken. The words Abba and maranatha are Aramaic.


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