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Jesus: Our Friend and Our Food

August 11, 2019 Fr. Charles Fox 8

A few years ago, I would regularly see a billboard on I-94 near Detroit Metropolitan Airport that had a picture of a woman holding a chicken. The woman and the chicken were nose-to-beak, looking into […]

Books

Lament for the Liturgy

January 27, 2019 Conor Dugan 65

Fifty years ago this April, Pope St. Paul VI issued the Apostolic Constitution, Missale Romanum, which promulgated the Novus Ordo Missae, the New Rite of the Roman Mass. The Novus Ordo went into effect the […]

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It’s Howdy Doody Time!

June 21, 2017 George Weigel 12

Three or four times each month, Father X (as I’ll call him here) celebrates the noontime daily Mass I regularly attend. I’m grateful for his homilies, which are almost always thoughtful. Thus in a recent […]

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Enough with the liturgical translations!

April 27, 2017 Russell Shaw 1

The immortal Yogi Berra said it best: “It’s déjà vu all over again.” That was my first reaction to the news that a new Vatican commission had been established some time back to consider—again—the question […]