Each December we pray for the key of David to come. What does it lock and unlock?
Imagine talking about birth the way we talk about death.
A fast-growing number of people do not have a religious first language. And many churches don't seem eager to connect with them.
My Italian is rusty. When I go to church in Rome and try to follow along, I'm reminded of Woolf's "incessant shower of innumerable atoms."
Ruth Duck takes a balanced approach to liturgy. Her aim is not to champion a single style but to offer a foundation for reflection.
The new English translation of the Roman Catholic Order of Mass, mandated by the Vatican to be inaugurated this Advent, wounds not only many of my Catholic friends but also me.