I've been told by our priest and the liturgy committee that variations in the liturgy are permitted – is that right?

Full Question I belong to a parish that regularly skips various parts of the Mass, depending on the liturgical season. The parish priest and the liturgy committee says that the rubrics allow for these variations. Is that really so? Answer You are being sold a bill of goods. The Church does not allow such latitude… Continue reading I've been told by our priest and the liturgy committee that variations in the liturgy are permitted – is that right?

Pope listens to what Francis of Assisi can teach us about creation

On the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the preacher to the papal household said that St. Francis of Assisi is a key model in showing the link between faith in God and care for our common home. Saint Francis “is living proof of the contribution that faith in God can… Continue reading Pope listens to what Francis of Assisi can teach us about creation