Tag: Ecclesiology

  • What’s Behind the Door?

    “It could be argued that this translation makes a caricature of the text. It is hardly the faithful translation insisted on in Liturgiam authenticam. It must therefore call into question the competence of the Vatican editorial process.”

  • Bishop Morris, due process, credibility, and the Reign of God

    How can the Church become what it claims to be, a sign to the nations of the inbreaking of the Reign of God?

  • The Chrism Mass

    The way the Chrism Mass is celebrated in some dioceses distorts its ecclesiology. Even though the entrance antiphon refers to all of the baptized as priests (“Jesus Christ has made us a kingdom of priests to serve his God and Father: glory and kingship be his for ever and ever. Amen.” [Rev. 1:6]—also the second…

  • Orthodox churches find it difficult to overcome differences

    Diptychs, an arcane liturgical term that describes the order in which Orthodox churches commemorate each other at their services, is one of the tangled issues blocking plans for what could be the first great church council in 1,200 years.

  • Ecclesiology Is the Issue

    “[A] deeper understanding of the new conception of liturgy developed at Vatican II and in the post- Vatican II liturgical renewal is the first step toward seeing the profound implications and the real implementation of Vatican II and of seeing what its implementation means.”

  • St. Peter’s in Cleveland breaks with Bishop

    Parishioners of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cleveland, which was slated for closing, have broken with their Bishop and started their own faith community.

  • A Mennonite, the Missal, and Mutual Understanding

    Who will serve as as peacemakers for the internet? Surely God is at work even here.

  • Employees of the Vatican?

    Are priests and bishops employees of the Holy See? I don’t think so.

  • Congregationalism?

    Frankly, there is part of me that believes that this frustration should be directed beyond the grave to the one that many are trying to call “the great.” For all that Pope John Paul II did for the Church, I wonder if his lasting legacy will be a more divided, more polarized Church. Only time…