New Leadership at Pray Tell Blog

I’m very happy to introduce the two talented individuals who will be moderating Pray Tell blog beginning this Friday, September 1: Katharine Harmon and Nathan Chase. As previously announced, I am stepping down as moderator, but will stay on as a writer and member of the editorial committee. As I pass the baton into the capable hands of Katie and Nathan, I know that Pray Tell will continue as ever in its mission to “promote the ongoing renewal of the liturgy and its transformative effects in the life of the Church and the world.”

Nathan Chase, who earned his doctorate in liturgy from the University of Notre Dame, is Assistant Professor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology at Aquinas Institute in St. Louis. His research focuses on liturgical history, sacramental theology, Christian initiation, anaphoral history, and liturgical inculturation. He has published a book in the Spicilegium Sacrum Lovaniense series, as well as scholarly articles in Ecclesia Orans, Studia Liturgica, Archiv für Liturgiewissenschaft, and Worship.

Katharine E. Harmon, who earned her doctorate in liturgy from the University of Notre Dame, teaches at Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, IN. Her research focuses on American Catholic liturgical renewal in the twentieth century, and she is the author of There Were Also Many Women There: Lay Women in the Liturgical Movement in the United States, 1926-1959 (Liturgical Press, 2013), and Mary and the Liturgical Year, forthcoming from LTP. Her scholarly articles have appeared in American Catholic Studies, Worship, U.S. Catholic Historian, and Studia Liturgica. She is a member and past convener within the North American Academy of Liturgy, and has served as a musician in Roman Catholic and Protestant parishes for more than 25 years.

Fr. Anthony Ruff, O.S.B.