Category: Liturgy

Ordinary Time is Anything But Ordinary

I  have a difficulty regarding the naming of one part of the liturgical year which I would like to share with Southern Cross readers, to discover whether I am alone with this problem. That difficulty is the use of the word “ordinary” as in “Ordinary Time”.

How Music Can Call Back Ex-Catholics

Music in churches should be “beautiful and magnificent”, but also hospitable and accessible to everyone, according to an expert in liturgy.

Mass Translations: Bishops Can Now Approve Them

A  document released by Pope Francis that gives bishops’ conferences greater power in introducing liturgical texts will have no immediate impact on the current English missal but will facilitate the approval of translations into South Africa’s other languages, according to the bishop responsible for liturgy in Southern Africa.

A Liturgical Peace

Pope Francis set down a marker recently when he affirmed “with certainty and magisterial authority that the liturgical reform” which followed the Second Vatican Council “is irreversible”.