Category Archives: Pope Francis

Pope Francis issues major document on liturgical formation – Desiderio Desideravi

The Pope has written an Apostolic Letter on the liturgy, to encourage a “serious and dynamic liturgical formation”, urging the Church as a whole to focus more intently on the beauty and power of the reformed liturgy. Published on 29th … Continue reading

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Pope: May the study of the liturgy lead to greater ecclesial unity

Addressing members of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Sant’ Anselmo on Saturday 7th May, to celebrate 60 years since the institution’s foundation, Pope Francis noted that their meeting “came about as a response to the growing need of the People … Continue reading

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Sunday of the Word of God 2022

The Sunday of the Word of God is marked in January each year on the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time. Resources are available on the Sunday of the Word of God page of the Catholic Biblical Federation’s website. These include … Continue reading

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Vatican announces motto of Jubilee Year 2025: ‘Pilgrims of Hope’

Pope Francis has given his approval for the theme of the upcoming Holy Year 2025: ‘Pilgrims of Hope’. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, explained that, like any motto, it attempts to condense … Continue reading

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Celebration of old rite: Holy See responds to questions presented by bishops

In a communication addressed to the presidents of bishops’ conferences around the world, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has responded to a series of dubia concerning restrictions on the use of the liturgical rites … Continue reading

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Vatican produces liturgical rite for institution of catechists

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Vatican’s liturgy office, today published a rite and guidelines for institution to the ministry of catechist. The rite is a liturgical ritual by which the role of catechist … Continue reading

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Liturgy to Celebrate the Opening of the Synod in Local Churches – Sunday 17th October 2021

The General Secretariat for the Synod of the Bishops has issued Suggestions for the Liturgy to Celebrate the Opening of the Synod in Local Churches on Sunday 17th October 2021.The opening celebration in all dioceses could be a Eucharist, but … Continue reading

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Pope Francis issues restrictions on Extraordinary Form Masses in new motu proprio, “Traditionis Custodes”

Pope Francis has today issued “motu proprio” an Apostolic Letter, “Traditionis Custodes” (Guardians of the Tradition).The legislative document addresses “The Use of the Roman Liturgy Before the 1970 Reform” and places restrictions on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass.It … Continue reading

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Archbishop Arthur Roche is the new Prefect at the Congregation for Divine Worship

Pope Francis has today appointed Archbishop Arthur Roche as the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Archbishop Roche has worked in the Congregation as Secretary (the number two official) since his appointment by … Continue reading

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Celebration of World Youth Day on Solemnity of Christ the King

The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life held a press conference last week to present some “Pastoral Guidelines for the Celebration of World Youth Day in the Particular Churches.” This follows Pope Francis’ call – on 22nd November 2020, … Continue reading

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