(RNS) The Episcopal Church voted to approve same-sex marriages Wednesday (July 1). Say what? Don’t we all know at least one married, same-sex Episcopal couple? Let us ‘Splain . . . .
Articles tagged “liturgy”
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) In a statement issued from Lambeth Palace in London, Welby said that the American church’s decision “will cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican Communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith resolutions.”
(RNS) The head of liturgical music for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, who was also to play a key role planning the huge outdoor Mass concluding Pope Francis’ trip to the U.S. in September, is resigning his post over differences with Archbishop Charles Chaput over musical style.
(RNS) Religion News Service asked experts, biographers and theologians to assess the two popes who will be canonized on Sunday.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Church of England has been accused of “dumbing down” the baptism service following the introduction of an alternative liturgy in which parents and godparents need not repent of their “sins” or reject “the devil.”
(RNS) Nothing can upset the folks in the pews as much as changing the liturgy that they’re used to, and that seemed likely to be the case when the Vatican ordered revisions to the familiar prayers of the Catholic Mass. But now, more than a year after the changes took effect, a survey of American priests shows that they are more disturbed by the innovations than their flock.
(RNS) A new survey shows that nearly a year after the Catholic Church introduced a new Mass translation, worshippers have by and large accepted – and even welcomed – the changes. By David Gibson.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Cardinal Raymond Burke isn't shy about speaking his mind, but the former archbishop of St. Louis has quietly become an influential player in Rome since Pope Benedict XVI named him the Vatican's top legal authority. By David Gibson.
(RNS) An Illinois priest, forced out of his parish by his bishop for improvising prayers during Mass, has had his suspension reversed by the Vatican.