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Music as an Instrument of Prayer

Personal prayer, alongside active participation in the Eucharistic liturgy, stands as an indispensable tool for cultivating and nurturing our relationship with God in daily life. However, delving into a state of profound and authentic prayer pos...
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Media Vita: All Souls’ Day

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, also known as the Feast of All Souls, is a time dedicated to fervent prayers for our dearly departed. Remembering those close to us who have recently passed is a profoundly intimate and emotional a...
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Understanding Active Participation in the Liturgy: Part 2

In part 1 on this series on active participation in the liturgy, I discussed the topic in a general way, covering some aspects of the concept's historical development. Active participation is one of the critical conditions necessary to make the ...
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Usury and a Christian Response to Debt

“And that uncleanly image of deceit Came up and thrust ashore its head and bust, But on the border did not drag its tail. The face was as the face of a just man, Its semblance outwardly was so benign, And of a serpent all th...
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Understanding Active Participation in the Liturgy: Part 1

Although not new, the issue of active participation in the liturgy came to the fore in deliberations and ensuing documents of the Second Vatican Council. Though six decades have passed since the Council, the concept of active participation is st...
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Rejoicing in the Eucharist: Controversy Becomes Celebration

The Church’s teaching on Christ’s Real Presence is one of the Catholic faith’s central tenets and defines Catholic identity. It is also one of the most difficult to grasp. Even some of Jesus’ disciples were not initially ready to accept the word...
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