Daily Archives: 18 August 2015

Cinquant’anni Dopo 1-2

Cardinal Robert Sarah’s June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano has made significant rounds, especially on reform2 sites. It’s not a terribly long piece, and I thought it worthwhile to have an in-depth look at it. I’ve used an “early” translation, … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A New Marriage Order

A quarter of a century after the 1990 release of the Latin second edition of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony we have an approved English translation. The US request for optional inclusion of the Litany of Saints after the homily was … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgical Music, Rite of Marriage | 1 Comment

On My Bookshelf: Into That Silent Sea

What a magnificent book! It’s been my bedtime reading for the past week. And what a ride. Almost four hundred pages are divided into ten chapters and a pile of references. Each chapter offers from one to a few brief … Continue reading

Posted in On My Bookshelf | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dives in Misericordiae 15c: An Ardent Prayer

Is action alone on the table? St John Paul also suggests prayer. Everything that I have said in the present document on mercy should therefore be continually transformed into an ardent prayer: into a cry that implores mercy according to … Continue reading

Posted in Dives in Misericordiae | 1 Comment

Laudato Si 65: Looking to the Bible

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Section II addresses “THE WISDOM OF THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNTS.” We start with a brief synopsis of Genesis. 65. Without repeating the entire theology of creation, we can ask what … Continue reading

Posted in Laudato Si | Leave a comment