Posts Tagged ‘worship’

Liturgy: Lost in translation

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
bad good intentions

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

Church design for awards, not worship, criticised

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Modern Catholic church design aimed at winning awards rather than for the worship of God has been criticised by Vatican officials. “The lack of integration between the architect and the faith community has at times been negative,” said Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture. “Sometimes it goes wrong.” And Antonio Read more

Apia hotel guests disturbed by noisy church goers

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

The manager of the Millenia Hotel in Apia is appealing the Supreme Court’s decision regarding his claim of losing customers because of the noisy church goers at the Worship Centre which is located next to his property. The Worship Centre has been operating for 15 years. It has about 1500 members. Justice Pierre Slicer is Read more

Realising the vision: 150 years of liturgical renewal

Friday, April 20th, 2012

In November 2011, I was one of a team of four lecturers from Yarra Theological Union (YTU), Melbourne, which led a month-long liturgical study tour to Europe. The tour, entitled “Realising the Vision: 150 Years of Liturgical Renewal”, was offered to YTU students and to anyone who had an interest in contemporary liturgical renewal. With 25 Read more

‘Back to the future’ to receive Holy Communion

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

It’s ‘back to the future’ when receiving Holy Communion, if Head of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Spanish Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera has his way. According to Llovera, kneeling and receiving on the tongue are the recommended ways of taking Holy Communion. The cardinal’s remarks came in response to a question about whether Catholics should Read more