Holy Smoke! Why Liturgical Symbol Matters

Holy Smoke! Why Liturgical Symbol Matters

A few years ago I found myself holding young Benedict, my then-fifteen month-old pride and joy, amazed that he was being so good for me at Sunday mass.  I asked myself if God wasn’t giving me a little break so that for the first time in a long time I might actually...
Hearing God in the liturgy

Hearing God in the liturgy

The Pope’s Jan. 27th Angelus address reminds us why Sunday rest, and the liturgy celebrated thereon, is so important: “Before we can speak of God and with God, we need to listen, and the liturgy of the Church is the ‘school’ of this listening to the...
The Liturgy and Us

The Liturgy and Us

Call me late to the party, but I came across the Pope’s Wednesday General Audience on October 3rd, and was struck by a few things: [W]hat place in my relationship with God does liturgical prayer, especially Holy Mass occupy, as participation in the common prayer...