Popular Misconceptions About the Catholic Mass

A number of liturgical reforms seen in the U.S. since Vatican II were not actually mandated or even recommended by the Council, but were reactionary shifts that had more to do with the culture of the decade – it’s time to revisit those changes.

By Michael Raia

Part I: Music

Part II: Ad Orientem

Part III: Communion reception

Turning Toward Christ, Together

By George Weigel

As discussion of deepening the Church’s liturgical reform unfolds, a lively conversation will likely revolve around be the question of “orientation” during Mass: Might priest and people face in the same direction, toward the Holy Trinity, during the celebration of the Eucharistic liturgy?

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