Posts Tagged ‘Congregation for Divine Worship’

Adoration is like radiotherapy for our sinfulness

Monday, June 28th, 2021

The Vatican’s new liturgy chief has recommended the practice of adoration to help increase awareness of Christ’s presence in the Eucharist. In an interview with EWTN News, Archbishop Arthur Roche, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, said that he was not pessimistic about the prospect of people Read more

Controversal cardinal and papal ‘adversary’ keeps his job

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Cardinal Robert Sarah says he will continue to serve as the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, even though his is now over 75 years old. Bishops must submit their resignation to the pope when they turn 75. Sarah celebrated his 75th birthday on 15 June. Two days later on June 17 in a Read more

Pope Francis approves new ‘Mass in Time of Pandemic’

Monday, April 6th, 2020

A new ‘Mass in Time of Pandemic’ and a special intention to be used during this year’s Good Friday liturgy have been approved by Pope Francis. Francis approved the two new liturgical texts for use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, wrote the decree accompanying Read more

Liturgy is not ‘styles, recipes, trends,’ says pope

Monday, February 18th, 2019

The Pope says the liturgy is not about a ‘past that no longer exists’ or a ‘presumed future’ Nor can it be reduced to a matter of taste, becoming the subject of ideological polarisation, because it is a primary way Catholics encounter the Lord. Read more Related Posts:Auckland liturgy conference postponedNostalgia is the ‘siren song Read more

Bishops delighted Cardinal Dew appointed to Congregation for Divine Worship

Friday, November 4th, 2016

The New Zealand Bishops were informed of Pope Francis’ decision to appoint Cardinal Dew to the Congregation for Divine Worship during their Conference meetings last week. The bishops welcomed this appointment and the opportunity this provides for Cardinal Dew to work collegially with fellow bishops in the important area of liturgy and worship. Cardinal Dew Read more

Cardinal Dew appointed to Congregation for Divine Worship

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
Congregation for Divine Worship

New Zealand will now have a voice when the liturgy is discussed in Rome. Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, has been appointed to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. The congregation deals with liturgical questions and the celebration of the sacraments. Dew is one of 27 new appointees named by the Read more

Vatican tells priests to stay at altar for Sign of Peace

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

The Vatican’s congregation for worship has ruled that priests are not to leave the altar to make the Sign of Peace with the faithful at Mass. In a recent circular, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments listed several “abuses” of the Sign of Peace that are to be stopped. These Read more

Liturgy: Lost in translation

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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The German bishops are developing guidelines that would allow Catholics who have divorced and remarried to once again share the Eucharist. The head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has said the bishops cannot do that because mercy is not a valid principle to use in pastoral care where the sacrament Read more

St Joseph is added to all Eucharistic Prayers

Friday, June 21st, 2013

In his first decree pertaining to the liturgy, Pope Francis has approved the permanent inclusion of the name of St Joseph in all of the Eucharistic Prayers regularly used in the Latin rite of the Mass. The Congregation for Divine Worship issued the decree calling for the inclusion of St Joseph in Eucharistic Prayers II, Read more

Vatican to tell priests how to celebrate Mass well

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The booklet being prepared by the Vatican to tell priests how to celebrate Mass well will discourage “showmanship” by the celebrant and novelties introduced to make the liturgy “entertaining” to the people. The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Cardinal Antonio Canizares, said the guidelines will help priests to “celebrate well and to participate Read more