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Mary and the Eucharist in the Collection of Marian Masses
There are forty-six masses to highlight Mary's Place in the liturgy. Each one of them refers to a special event, title or role of Mary in Salvation history (Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary). In some of the texts reference is made to Mary'.

The Woman in Salvation History
There are forty-six masses to highlight Mary's Place in the liturgy.

Gospel Reflection by a Layperson?
No "reflection" of any kind may be given by a layperson during Mass except for those brief, prepared commentaries that may introduce some parts of the celebration according to liturgical norms.

Eucharistic Prayer for the Celebrant(s) Alone?
Why has the Eucharistic Prayer always been reserved to the celebrant/concelebrants? It is worded in first person plural, and so it might seem appropriate for everyone to join in, as in the Credo?

Liturgy Document: What the New Rules Mean?
“Eucharistic ministers” are a thing of the past. They are now to be called “extraordinary ministers of holy Communion.” And decanters or pitchers on the altar for the Precious Blood, glass chalices and earthenware ciboria are no longer permitted.

What is the procedure for the solemn exposition of the Blessed Sacrament?
It may be possible to have perpetual adoration if there is a separate chapel specially dedicated for this purpose.

Dancing during Mass?
Although not specifically mentioned in the instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum, dance can be included in the overall prohibition on introducing elements not contemplated by the liturgical books.

How to Best Prepare to the Sacrament of Eucharist?
A Confession guide.

What Are the Reasons for the Baptism of the Lord and the Sacrament of Confirmation?
Every single one of us is called and anointed. And that’s why confirmation is one of the essential sacraments of initiation.

Eucharist for Non-Catholics?
The Church recognizes that "in certain circumstances, by way of exception, and under certain conditions, access to these sacraments may be permitted, or even commended, for Christians of other Churches and ecclesiastical Communities."

How to Know What the Bible Says When the Experts Fight Like Cats & Dogs?
There are lots of reasons why Catholics don´t read the Bible. But this would change if people could really hear God´s word in Scripture. And we can, if we do three simple things.

Diving into Bible Study
Author Interview with Laurie Watson Manhardt, PhD, Come and See: The Synoptics.

Sacramental Church
The Protestant Church is all about the Bible; the Catholic Church is all about the Sacraments. Right?

Are Catholics Un-Biblical?
Finding Scriptural evidence for Catholic Teaching. First step: Be aware that the Bible is a Catholic published collection of Holy Books.

What Ever Happened to Meatless Fridays?
Are meatless Fridays a thing of the past - a cultural artifact gathering dust in the Museum of Catholic Nostalgia, along with Communion rails and Monday-night novenas? Canon law´s answer may surprise you.

Is It Right to Encourage Someone to Seek a Marriage Annulment?
Annulment Refresher

Advent of Catholic Bible Study
Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ

Are There Guidelines for Extraordinary Latin Mass Celebration?
Vatican urges Bishops to comply to new guidelines.

Priest Stabbed in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey, DEC. 16, 2007 (Zenit.org).- An Italian priest was stabbed in the stomach at the end of Mass, the latest victim of violence against Christians in Turkey.

Pontiff: God-With-Us Is Secret of Joy in Pain
VATICAN CITY, DEC. 16, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI says joy is possible in suffering, because it flows from the certainty that God is near us and has taken on our human condition.

Rejoice! The Lord Is Near
Gospel Commentary for 3rd Sunday of Advent

Cardinal Arinze: Conversion to Christ Is Liberation
VATICAN CITY, DEC. 14, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Francis Arinze says that the proposal of faith in Christ by missionaries pays tribute to the human freedom of Africans and their ability to know and love that which is good and true.

Vatican: Christ Gives Catholics Duty to Evangelize
Doctrinal Congregation Clarifies Missionary Mandate

Preacher Sees Holy Spirit as Therapy
Calls Him a Specialist in Healing Sicknesses of Marriage and Family

Sant'Egidio Hails New Jersey Death Penalty Vote
ROME, DEC. 14, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The lay Catholic Community of Sant'Egidio asked the city of Rome to light up the Colosseum when New Jersey's governor signs into law a bill abolishing the death penalty in that state.

Holy Father Hoping for Solution in Lebanon
VATICAN CITY, DEC. 14, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI says he is praying that Lebanese leaders have the strength and courage to seek the common good for their nation, above personal interests.

Who Were the Knights Templar?
Truth about the Knights Templar unveiled

The Immaculate Vs. the Proud
Pope John Paul II once observed: “Original sin attempts ... to abolish fatherhood ... leaving man only with a sense of the master/slave relationship.”

Saint Monica for Today
The power of a mother’s love.

Why Dads Matter
Reports Show Children Need Presence of Both Parents


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