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Four post-Vatican II priests discuss how they came to know and love celebrating Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

After Pope Paul VI introduced the Novus Ordo Mass in 1969, the older form of the Roman rite—sometimes known as the Tridentine Mass, the Old Mass, the Traditional Latin Mass, and, more recently, the Extraordinary Form—virtually disappeared from many dioceses.  Its celebration was severely restricted, if not banned outright, and became a source of controversy....

Sister Nancy Schreck’s keynote address to the LCWR 2014 annual assembly was equally confused and defiant.

“We have been so changed that we are no longer at home in the culture and church in which we find ourselves.”

This quotation from the keynote address (PDF) of Franciscan Sister Nancy Schreck to the August 12-15 ...

One of 20th-century music’s most industrious enfants-terribles understood, in his sacred works, Dr. Johnson’s advice: “time to be in earnest.”

On the morning of August 25, 1954, New York Times readers found much of Page One devoted to the news that Brazil’s president Getúlio Vargas – who had dominated his nation’s politics for a quarter of a century even when in short-term eclipse – had killed himself. The man so cryptic that historian Richard Bourne called him “the Sphinx of the Pam...

Actor Jim Caviezel talks about his new movie, When the Game Stands Tall, how sports can transform lives, and why winning isn’t everything.

What do the classic movie It’s a Wonderful Life, Jesus Christ, and high school football players with tears in their eyes have in common? Quite a bit, says actor Jim Caviezel, whose new movie, When the Game Stands Tall, opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 22. 

Caviezel plays Bob Ladouceur, the football ...

A culture seeking to protect the unborn from deliberate death should also accept the responsibility to protect innocent human life from all other harms.

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live …” — Deuteronomy 30:19

Why might some environmentalists and pundits get so fired up over climate...

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