General Audience Catechesis – 22 November

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Continuing the presentation of the catechesis from Pope Francis from his weekly General Audience, currently speaking on matters liturgical… Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Continuing with the catecheses on the Mass, we can ask ourselves: What is the Mass essentially? The Mass is the memorial of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. It makes us participants in His […]

General Audience Catechesis – 15 November

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We continue the presentation of the weekly catechesis from Pope Francis’ General Audience on matters liturgical… Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! We continue with the catecheses on the Holy Mass. To understand the beauty of the Eucharistic Celebration, I want to begin with a very simple aspect: the Mass is prayer, rather, it’s the […]

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

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In the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church, 9 November is kept as the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. The Archbasilica of the Most Holy Saviour and Saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist at the Lateran, to give the Basilica its full name, is one of the four major […]

General Audience Catechesis – 8 November

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At the weekly Papal General Audience, the Pope offers a catechesis on themes close to his heart. At the General Audience of Wednesday 8 November, Pope Francis started a new series of catecheses which, in his own words, will “look at the ‘heart’ of the Church, namely, the Eucharist.” Because this series will touch on matters […]

Lift Up Your Hearts

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I was bemused (slightly) when I first heard reports of the comments from Pope Francis concerning the use of mobile phones to take photos during the celebration of Mass. The comments were made during Wednesday’s General Audience, but I, like the Holy Father, find it quite strange that people come to Mass and prefer to […]

Praying Together

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Would not it be wonderful if Christian churches could pray together in a more visible way? Fr Bosco Peters, a well respected liturgist from New Zealand, raises the possibility in one of is latest posts to his weblog (www.liturgy.co.nz) in the light of the Pope Francis’ recent amendments to the Code of Canon Law that […]