The Inevitability of Liturgical Reform

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Something interesting in a post on the PrayTellBlog today as part of its ongoing series of quotes from Pope Paul VI in preparation for his upcoming canonization. Paul VI, asked by his philosopher friend Jean Guitton why he would not concede the 1962 missal to Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and his followers who rejected the liturgical reform: […]

Paul VI On Liturgical Reform

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The content of the post below from the PrayTellBlog is as true today as it was when it was first spoken back in 1975, and, perhaps, in the light of social media and the internet is almost truer today. Enjoy the read. http://www.praytellblog.com/index.php/2018/08/23/paul-vi-on-liturgical-reform-5/

General Audience Catechesis – 6 June

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Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the sacrament of confirmation… Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Continuing our reflection on the Sacrament of Confirmation, we consider the effects that the gift of the Holy Spirit has matured in the Confirmed, leading them to become in their turn a gift for others. It’s a gift of […]

General Audience Catechesis – 30 May

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Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the sacrament of confirmation… Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Continuing with the argument of Confirmation or Cresima, today I wish to shed light on the “profound connection of this Sacrament, with the whole of Christian Initiation (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 71). Before receiving the spiritual anointing, which confirms and reinforces the grace […]

General Audience Catechesis – 23 May

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Having completed his catechetical series on the sacrament of baptism last week, Pope Francis has moved on to the sacrament of confirmation… Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! After the catecheses on Baptism, these days that follow the Solemnity of Pentecost invite us to reflect on the witness that the Spirit arouses in the baptized, […]

General Audience Catechesis – 16 May

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Pope Francis concludes his catechesis on the sacrament of Baptism… Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today we conclude the series of catecheses on Baptism. The spiritual effects of this Sacrament, invisible to the eyes but operative in the heart of one who has become a new creature, are made explicit by the consignment of […]

General Audience Catechesis – 9 May

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Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the sacrament of Baptism… Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! The catechesis on the Sacrament of Baptism leads us to speak today of the cleansing, accompanied by the invocation of the Most Holy Trinity, that is, the essential rite that properly “baptizes” – namely, immerses – in Christ’s Paschal […]

General Audience Catechesis – 2 May

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Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the sacrament of baptism… Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Continuing with the reflection on Baptism, today I would like to pause on the central rites that are performed at the baptismal font. We consider first of all the water, upon which is invoked the power of the Spirit, […]