liturgy, reform

Advent and the Liturgical Year

Catholics can rightfully wish each other “Happy New Year!” on Sunday, December 2nd, because it is the beginning of a new liturgical year in the

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Mary Said Yes, Twice

The Blessed Virgin Mary’s entire life was and is now a continuing, whole-hearted “Yes” to God’s will. Made in God’s image and likeness, and conceived

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Forgiveness is For Losers

Christian forgiveness is a revolution. By that I mean it does what revolutions always do: it overthrows the ancien régime, the old, decaying order of

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Animals Do Go to Heaven

This past January, we made the heart-breaking decision to put our beloved dog Ralphie to sleep. Animal lovers understand the grief and the terrible sense

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dream, window, path

Path of Renewal

According to a reading from the second letter of St. Peter, “We await new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. … Therefore,

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In the “Presents” of God

Ever since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what

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