Today marks the feast of Mother Katharine Drexel, whom the Holy Father challenged to become a missionary.


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Invoking Mater Ecclesiae in a new annual feast


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USCCB Assesses Impact of “Magnum Principium”
2017 December 31 by Fr. David Friel

Seven Observations on Liturgical Translation and the Recent Motu Proprio


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Gray Book for Baptism of Children Approved
2017 December 17 by Fr. David Friel

How will the “confirmatio” and “regonitio” processes unfold in light of “Magnum principium”?


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Essays from Msgr. Guido Marini


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On the Spirit of Conservation
2016 August 28 by Fr. David Friel

A Reflection on the National Parks, Sacred Architecture, and “Laudato Si”


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Relevant Reflections from “Sacramentum Caritatis.”


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Highlights from Cardinal Sarah’s Lecture at Sacra Liturgia UK 2016


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Pope Francis on Collaboration of the Lay Faithful
2015 December 20 by Fr. David Friel

Remarks during the Ad Limina Visit of the German Bishops


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Monsignor Marini’s Final Encouragement to Papal Mass Servers


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A Behind-the-Scenes Look


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Fr. David Friel At The Papal Masses (Part 2)
2015 September 29 by Corpus Christi Watershed

We are so proud of our own Fr. David Friel.


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Fr. David Friel & Pope Francis
2015 September 26 by Jeff Ostrowski

A friend kindly sent me these photos…


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“When You See Rome, You Will Lose Your Faith.”
2015 July 29 by Aurelio Porfiri

Only the blind can avoid facing this reality: the biggest liturgical crisis is in Rome.


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Sacra Liturgia 2015 — Update I
2015 June 01 by Fr. David Friel

Cardinal Sarah reveals the instructions he received from Pope Francis upon his appointment as Prefect of the CDW.


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Baptism & Confirmation “go together like Easter and Pentecost.”


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The Next Big Thing Is Here


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Pope Francis and “recovering the allure of beauty”
2015 March 06 by Richard J. Clark

If the priest is “excessively” focused on the rubrics “...I do not enter into the mystery” “...if I am a showman, the protagonist” of the Mass, “then I do not enter into the mystery” either.


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Pope Francis & the Devil
2015 February 01 by Fr. David Friel

Driving Out the Unclean Spirits in Our Midst


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“The faith of many was quite infantile, I would say.” —Paul Inwood, talking about preconciliar Catholics


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Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom
2014 December 07 by Fr. David Friel

Hymn for the World Meeting of Families 2015


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Is it appropriate for a pope to let kids dance around him in such a crazy fashion?


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Pope Francis & Mike Rowe Are in Agreement
2014 October 05 by Fr. David Friel

Tell People What They Need to Hear


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Fair-Weather Friends Of Good Liturgy & Pope Francis
2014 September 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

The catastrophic scandals in our Church, especially those perpetrated by members of the hierarchy, are an opportunity for us to place all of our trust in God.


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The Meaning of Marriage
2014 September 14 by Fr. David Friel

Does This Mean That Cohabitation Is Okay Now?


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That Tablet article could best be described as ill-informed gossip from an unqualified author with too much time on his hands…


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Following the rubrics or enacting the GIRM is not the ends. It is a means towards which we find immediacy with God in prayer and therefore healing for humanity.


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The Plague
2014 August 13 by Aurelio Porfiri

When I speak with Pope Francis, will I ask him to care about sacred music? No. Abuses of the liturgy? No, I will ask him about the root of these problems.


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The Mercy of God Makes Saints
2014 April 27 by Fr. David Friel

Unmasking the Media’s Mythical Divide Between Popes


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Yes, the house is on fire. Yes, liturgy is important. Seriously? Yes.


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Comparing Canons
2014 January 26 by Fr. David Friel

Does Using Eucharistic Prayer II Really “Save Time”?


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Pope Francis Says Mass "Ad Orientem" … Again!
2014 January 13 by Corpus Christi Watershed

These images come to us from Msgr. Guido Marini’s Facebook page, which has more than 100,000 followers.


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What? You never heard of the “horse barn” mentality?


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In my humble opinion, Pope Francis is spot on.


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General and Particular Examen
2013 December 12 by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

Many saintly authors recommend a “particular and general examination of conscience,” but seldom explain what is meant by this, apparently because it used to be extremely well known.


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Francis on Benedict's "Enlightened Conscience"
2013 December 04 by Corpus Christi Watershed

The Pope Emeritus “prays, reads, listens to music, dedicates himself to his correspondence, which is a lot, and receives visitors. Every day we walk together in the woods behind the monastery, reciting the rosary.” — Archbishop Ganswein (10/22/13)


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I’ve encountered priests who believe their job during the sermon is to talk like Rush Limbaugh, Chris Matthews, or Bill O’Reilly.


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Definition Of Liturgical “Piccoluomini” ?
2013 October 30 by Jeff Ostrowski

Human beings are “geared” toward annual events. Our minds, emotions, and memories simply aren’t programmed to work in 3-year cycles.


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A Culture Obsessed With Sensationalism
2013 October 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

It’s bizarre that both conductor and pianist were too lazy to discuss things like tempi beforehand.


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Gerard Manley Hopkins & Beauty
2013 October 27 by Fr. David Friel

Pondering Papal Poetic Preferences


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Aparecida
2013 October 13 by Fr. David Friel

Consecration to the IHM


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Pope Francis in Context
2013 October 06 by Fr. David Friel

Teach the Beauty of God’s Ways


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Pope Francis Leads Outside of Our Comfort Zone
2013 September 27 by Richard J. Clark

Pope Francis is not afraid to open dialogue about difficult subjects. That alone marks enormous change. Perhaps, this kind of dialogue makes some of us uncomfortable. But this opens the possibility of growth.


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