Tagged: Vatican II Liturgy

Expression of Unity: Cardinal Cupich on Traditionis Custodes

Today over at the PrayTell blog, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has written an article explaining why Traditionis Custodes—Pope Francis’s recent document abrogating Pope Benedict’s 2007 decision to liberalize use of the pre-Vatican II Missal—is a gift to the Church. He...

Expression of Unity: Cardinal Cupich on Traditionis Custodes

Is the “new Mass” too much like a meal?

A particular theme stood out among the comments on my recent article. Some critics claimed that the Vatican II liturgy downplayed sacrificial symbolism in the liturgy in favor of meal symbolism, and so is inferior to the older forms of...

Is the “new Mass” too much like a meal?

A different religion?

“It seems as though we aren’t even part of the same religion.” Sometimes saying a thing enough times does make it true, and in his public response to Traditionis Custodes in a New York Times op-ed, Michael Brendan Dougherty makes...

A different religion?

Pope Francis: Guardian of Tradition

The dust is settling a little after Pope Francis’s Traditionis Custodes. This is not to say that the matter is over. Rather, we await the process of implementation with uncertainty about how bishops will apply the Motu proprio and how...

Pope Francis: Guardian of Tradition