"Remember, man, thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return." Memento, homo, quia pulvis es et in pulverem reverteris. This warning, from the Catholic liturgy for Ash Wednesday, is based on Genesis 3, 19: In sudore vultus tui vesceris...
Last week I offered some thoughts and questions on how we might evaluate liturgical music (and other aspects of our public worship) by considering the fact that, as Pope Pius XII taught, “the entire liturgy... has the Catholic faithShow More Summary
St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy is pleased to announce a provisional list of speakers and topics for the Fota VIII International Liturgy Conference to be held in Cork, Ireland, July 4-6, 2015, on the subject of the priesthood of the baptized, entitled A chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation: Aspects of the Priesthood of Baptism.1. Show More Summary
After seeing the post “A Fundamental Misunderstanding of the Nature of the Catholic Liturgy,” a reader wrote to me about her experiences in a certain religious community that seemed to embody this very misunderstanding. She gave her permission to share the letter as long as I did not reveal any names or dates. Show More Summary
In order to make our nuptial mass helpful to any other Catholic brides, I’ll be including our readings, song choices, and some of the prayers. And in order to make all of that manageable to write and read, I’ll be … read more
According to Joseph Ratzinger, the last book of the Bible, Revelation or the Apocalypse of St. John, is showing forth a kind of “archetypal liturgy” to which all our earthly liturgies must bear resemblance:With its vision of the cosmic...Show More Summary
Catholics today might sometimes be struck by the passionate conviction of the younger generation of Catholics who are fighting for the cause of the Sacred Liturgy. It is as if we are fighting for dear life, in a struggle to the bitter end, against our mortal enemies. Show More Summary
Dino Marcantonio, the president of the Catholic Artists Society, has alerted me to the available audio of a recent talk given by Fr. John Saward (Oxford) that will be of interest to readers. "The Poverty of the Church and the BeautyShow More Summary
Carl Bunderson has published another excellent article, summarizing a number of sessions at the recently-concluded conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy in Colorado Springs, which was held from October 2-4. To follow this and other news of the Society for Catholic Liturgy, subscribe to their Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter. Show More Summary
A reminder that this year’s Art of the Beautiful series opens this Saturday, October 11th at the Catholic Center at NYU. Rev. John Saward (Oxford University) will discuss The Poverty of the Church and the Beauty of the Liturgy. Fr John...Show More Summary
The Society for Catholic Liturgy has just concluded one of its best-attended conferences. It was held Oct. 2-4 at St. Mary's Cathedral in downtown Colorado Springs. The SCL's next conference in October 2015 will be held in New York. More information is forthcoming. Show More Summary
This year's Society for Catholic Liturgy conference in Colorado Springs Oct. 2-4 promises to be excellent! There is a fantastic line-up of speakers, papers, and workshop presenters, combined with a conference Mass in the usus antiquior. I hope you'll be able to join us for what is always a camaraderie-filled and enjoyable event. Find out more and register here.
On Sunday, September 14, His Excellency Peter Rusnák, Bishop of Bratislava in Slovakia, celebrated a hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Catholic Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross for the titular feast, and conferred the tonsure and the orders of Acolyte, Lector and Subdeacon on Dr Andrej Skoviera. Show More Summary
Check out and "like" the Society's new Facebook page. There you'll find updates on the upcoming conference in Colorado Springs and other events, as well as information about the latest issues of Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal.
I'm delighted to share with readers the announcement of the program for the upcoming annual conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. This year's conference presents a thought-provoking track of papers, as well as a newly-revitalized...Show More Summary
Today there is a veritable flood of outstanding sacred music publications. And they are coming not a moment too soon, as we see the desire for authentic Catholic liturgy growing, opportunities for learning multiplying, and a generational shift under way. Show More Summary
This concludes the series of reports on the Fota VII liturgical conference recently held in Cork, Ireland by the St. Colman Society for Catholic Liturgy. The first report may be read here. For links to some videos of the liturgical celebrations, and the fine music provided by the Lassus Scholars at these events, click here. Show More Summary
The St Colman Society for Catholic Liturgy has very kindly shared with us the following report of the proceedings of the Fota VII liturgical conference recently held in Cork, Ireland. The second part will be published on Friday. TheShow More Summary
The 2014 Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy is set to take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Colorado Springs, Colorado on October 2-4, 2014.The theme of the conference is: “The Temple Transformed: Liturgy, Art, Music, Architecture & the Fulfillment of the Old Testament”.The keynote speaker of the conference is Bishop James D. Show More Summary
St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy is pleased to announce that His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signature, will officially open the Fota VII International Liturgy Conference to be held at the Clarion Hotel, Cork, Ireland on 5-7 July 2014. Show More Summary