Tag Archives: Congregation for Divine Worship

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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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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New clarifications on liturgical translation from the Congregation for Divine Worship

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has issued a decree with clarifications concerning liturgical translation. The decree explains in detail how the process of translating liturgical texts is supposed to work, with respect to the shared … Continue reading

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Liturgical Reform at St Peter’s Basilica, Rome

Following personnel changes in the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and with a new papal MC on the horizon, Vatican News carried an interview about the upcoming reform of the liturgical life of the St … 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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Monday after Pentecost – Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church (Memorial)

See previous post for details of this feast and its liturgical texts, and a a reflection by Fr Michael Kwatera OSB. This celebration was instituted in 2018 and then added to the General Roman (Universal) Calendar. The Decree states: ‘This celebration … Continue reading

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Pope Francis designates 29th July as Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus.

Pope Francis, has decreed that 29th July be designated in the General Roman Calendar as the Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus, because of the important evangelical witness they offered in welcoming the Lord Jesus into their home, in … Continue reading

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Use of an ‘instrument’ for anointing with Chrism in Confirmation is valid according to Vatican

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops submitted a dubium to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in May 2020 concerning the validity of the Sacrament of Confirmation if the anointing with Chrism is done … Continue reading

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Vatican issues guidelines for Holy Week 2021

The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued guidelines on Ash Wednesday for the celebration of Holy Week this year in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The text offers basic guidelines to assist bishops … Continue reading

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