Liturgy

General Audience Catechesis – 18 April

Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the sacrament of baptism... Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! In this Easter Season we continue the catecheses on Baptism. The meaning of Baptism stands out clearly by its celebration; therefore we turn our attention to it. Considering the gestures and words of the liturgy, we can receive the… Continue reading General Audience Catechesis – 18 April

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General Audience Catechesis – 4 April

Pope Francis concludes his catechesis on liturgical matters… Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning and Happy Easter! You see that today there are flowers: flowers that speak of joy and gladness. In some places, Easter is also called “flowering Easter,” because the Risen Christ flowers: he is the new flower; our justification flowers, the holiness… Continue reading General Audience Catechesis – 4 April

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General Audience Catechesis – 28 February

Having returned from his Lenten spiritual exercises, Pope Francis returns to his catechesis on matters liturgical... Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Continuing with the catechesis on the Holy Mass, the Liturgy of the Word — on which I reflected in the past catechesis –, is followed by the other constitutive part of the Mass,… Continue reading General Audience Catechesis – 28 February

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General Audience Catechesis – 7 February

Pope Francis continues his catechesis on matters liturgical at this week's General Audience... Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! We continue with the catecheses on the Holy Mass. We had arrived at the Readings. The dialogue between God and His People, developed in the Liturgy of the Word of the Mass, reaches its culmination in… Continue reading General Audience Catechesis – 7 February

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General Audience Catechesis – 31 January

Having return from his apostolic journey to South America and then 'reporting' on that trip during last week's General Audience, Pope Francis returns to his current catechetical series on matters liturgical... Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! We continue today with the catecheses on the Mass. After having reflected on the rites of introduction of… Continue reading General Audience Catechesis – 31 January

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General Audience Catechesis – 10 January

Pope Francis continues his catechesis on matters liturgical during this week's General Audience... Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! In the course of the catecheses on the Eucharistic Celebration, we reflected on the Penitential Act that helps us to strip ourselves from our presumptions and to present ourselves to God as we really are, conscious… Continue reading General Audience Catechesis – 10 January

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General Audience Catechesis – 3 January

Pope Francis resumes his catechesis on matters liturgical in this week’s General Audience… Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Taking up the catecheses on the Eucharistic Celebration, today we reflect, in the context of the rites of introduction, on the penitential act. In its sobriety, it fosters the attitude with which to dispose oneself to celebrate worthily… Continue reading General Audience Catechesis – 3 January

Liturgy, Musings

Magnum Principium and Liturgiam Authenticam

A very good article on the Pray Tell blog from Bishop Brian Dunn, Bishop of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, on the relationship between the recent motu proprio of Pope Francis, Magnum Principium, that significantly changed the rationale for the translation of liturgical texts that had been set in place by the document Liturgiam Authenticam, which was the former basis… Continue reading Magnum Principium and Liturgiam Authenticam