Liturgy Document: What the New Rules Mean? “Eucharistic ministers” are a thing of the past. They are now to be called “extraordinary ministers of holy Communion.” And decanters or pitchers on the altar for the Precious Blood, glass chalices and earthenware ciboria are no longer permitted.
Dancing during Mass? Although not specifically mentioned in the instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum, dance can be included in the overall prohibition on introducing elements not contemplated by the liturgical books.
Eucharist for Non-Catholics? The Church recognizes that "in certain circumstances, by way of exception, and under certain conditions, access to these sacraments may be permitted, or even commended, for Christians of other Churches and ecclesiastical Communities."
Sacramental Church The Protestant Church is all about the Bible; the Catholic Church is all about the Sacraments. Right?
Are Catholics Un-Biblical? Finding Scriptural evidence for Catholic Teaching. First step: Be aware that the Bible is a Catholic published collection of Holy Books.
What Ever Happened to Meatless Fridays? Are meatless Fridays a thing of the past - a cultural artifact gathering dust in the Museum of Catholic Nostalgia, along with Communion rails and Monday-night novenas? Canon law´s answer may surprise you.
Priest Stabbed in Turkey ANKARA, Turkey, DEC. 16, 2007 (Zenit.org).- An Italian priest was stabbed in the stomach at the end of Mass, the latest victim of violence against Christians in Turkey.
Pontiff: God-With-Us Is Secret of Joy in Pain VATICAN CITY, DEC. 16, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI says joy is possible in suffering, because it flows from the certainty that God is near us and has taken on our human condition.
Cardinal Arinze: Conversion to Christ Is Liberation VATICAN CITY, DEC. 14, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Francis Arinze says that the proposal of faith in Christ by missionaries pays tribute to the human freedom of Africans and their ability to know and love that which is good and true.
Sant'Egidio Hails New Jersey Death Penalty Vote ROME, DEC. 14, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The lay Catholic Community of Sant'Egidio asked the city of Rome to light up the Colosseum when New Jersey's governor signs into law a bill abolishing the death penalty in that state.
Holy Father Hoping for Solution in Lebanon VATICAN CITY, DEC. 14, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI says he is praying that Lebanese leaders have the strength and courage to seek the common good for their nation, above personal interests.