liturgy

Reverence Please… Jesus is Present!

Photography © Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart

Our teenagers just came back from a Steubenville Retreat. They are fired up. They have had a palpable sense of the presence of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Then they come to Mass in the parish and that feeling begins to ebb away. Why? Why doesn’t every single Mass remind us and fill us with a sense of God’s real […]

Help! I need Practical Ideas for Living the Faith

For the last several years, there has been an increased interest in practical advice on how to practice their faith.  Certainly, the uncertainty and growing chaos in the secular world have something to do with this. More recently, we have seen more obvious clashes between our culture and our Church. We can look back through Salvation History and see the pattern. The […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day

“We cannot build up the idea of the apostolate of the laity without the foundation of the liturgy.” (Dorothy Day) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the Recommend and Share buttons below and via email. We value your comments […]

We Win!

What are Christians to think when thousands of atheists gather and make plans to mock and belittle them?  There’s only one thing to think… We win! In an intellectual debate, logic and evidence are the stuff a winner relies on. For Christians, prayer and love are added in.  But making fun of your opponent?  That is not an intellectual tactic. […]

Shhh… Be Still

Photography © by Andy Coan

Silence is not just golden, it’s essential. “Be still and know that I am God,” (Psalm 46:10) is a directive from on high. I am an unlikely candidate to deliver such a message as my former grade school and high school teachers can attest. They frequently moved me around on their seating charts in search of students who would not […]

Daily Catholic Quiz – Liturgical Color

Question: Name all the occasions when red is used as the liturgical color. Answer here or on Facebook. Also, you are encouraged to suggest future questions. Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the Share and the Recommend buttons below […]

Daily Catholic Quiz – Current Liturgical Year

Question: Concerning the current liturgical year… When did the current liturgical year begin? What cycle (Year) of Sunday Readings is used during the current liturgical year? What Gospel is the focus of the current liturgical year? Answer here or on Facebook. Also, you are encouraged to suggest future questions. Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate […]

Daily Catholic Quiz – Liturgical Vestments

Question: This one may be a bit more difficult because this vestment has fallen into disuse generally. But don’t give up too easily; give the question a try. The priest and deacon wear a short, usually square, linen cloth with two, long cloth ties, This vestment is put on before the alb. What is its (a) name and what is […]

Daily Catholic Quiz – Liturgical Articles

Question: Another multipart fill-in-the-blank regarding articles used at Holy Mass: What is the rectangular cloth that sits atop the Chalice? ____________ What is the metal plate that sits atop the Chalice and holds a host? ____________ What is the stiff, cloth-covered square that sits atop the Chalice? ____________ What liturgically-colored item drapes the Chalice? ____________ Answer here or on Facebook. […]

Daily Catholic Quiz – Liturgical Seasons

Question: What are the four liturgical seasons outside of Ordinary Time? Answer here or on Facebook. Also, you are encouraged to suggest future questions. Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the Share and the Recommend buttons below and via […]