Author: Andrew Casad

  • Bishop Trautman Retiring

    Bishop Donald Trautman has been bishop of the Diocese of Erie, PA since 1990.

  • Journeying with the Elect

    In preparation for producing a documentary of the Paschal Triduum 2011, I recently oversaw the production of several half-hour TV programs following the elect on their journey to the baptismal waters at St Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill, NC.

  • Tarheel Workshops

    I would suggest that the key to the positive response to the three workshops I have facilitated thus far has been the result of the decision our task force made to not simply present the text of the Roman Missal but rather to use this as an opportunity to invite the faithful to consider more…

  • A Renaissance in Georgia

    The latest issue of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association’s magazine, One, includes a fascinating article, A Renaissance in Georgia, reporting on the resurgence of interest in Georgia’s medieval chant tradition and more…

  • May 1, 2011: Confluence of Events?

    Not only does May 1 fall this year on the Second Sunday of Easter which “has been observed since 2000 as ‘Divine Mercy Sunday’…associated with a 20th century Polish nun, St. Faustina Kowalska, who was a visionary and mystic to whom John Paul II had a strong personal devotion” but “ironically, May 1 is also…

  • Celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity that begins on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 and continues until the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul on Tuesday, January 25, is a good opportunity for even small parishes to celebrate ecumenical liturgies such as the Liturgy of the Hours at which all Christians can participate and…

  • NABRE: Revised Edition of the New American Bible

    The USCCB is reporting that the Revised Edition of the New American Bible (NABRE) has been approved for publication and will be available on Ash Wednesday (March 9, 2011)‎.

  • Notes from a Parish Liturgist

    Some months back I was invited by the editor of LTP’s Pastoral Liturgy to prepare bimonthly notes for liturgy committees and others preparing for and celebrating the liturgy in Roman Catholic parishes.

  • Become One Body One Spirit in Christ

    This morning I received the two copies of the long-awaited Become One Body One Spirit in Christ interactive DVD which I’d pre-ordered from the USCCB. Although I have only spent about one hour playing around so far, my initial impression is that not only is Become One Body One Spirit In Christ as visually stunning…