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S+L BLOG: Roman Missal



Every year, a delegation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) heads to the Vatican to meet with departments of the Roman Curia. Today they went to the top office — that of Pope Benedict XVI in the apostolic palace. The year’s group consists of the newly elected President of the CCCB, Archbishop Richard ...read more
It’s been about two years now that we Vatican observers have been covering the new translation of the Roman Missal. It was in April of 2010 that I had a chance to talk to Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa when he was in Rome for one of the final meetings of Vox Clara (the commission ...read more
I grew up in a trilingual household. My mother spoke to me in Spanish, my father spoke to me in Italian, and I spoke to them in English. This made for some interesting scenes when I was talking to my monolingual school friends. Often I would use words in English that didn’t quite make sense ...read more
On November 27th, the First Sunday of Advent, the new Roman Missal goes into effect. Apart from finding out what parts of the Mass will change, we dig deeper and find out how our liturgical celebration is enriched by the new translation. So we went straight to the source and invited the experts.  We engage ...read more
As many of you already know, our Mass will be a little different starting this Advent season. The way Catholics celebrate the Eucharist follows a standard form. We call this the Order of Mass. It is comprised of four main parts: the Introductory Rites, the Liturgy of the Word, the Liturgy of the Eucharist, and ...read more
This afternoon, Salt + Light aired exclusive coverage of Pope Benedict’s meeting with the bishops of England, Scotland and Wales. At the meeting, the head of the bishop’s conference in Scotland, Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien addressed the Holy Father and bestowed upon him the title of “honourary Scotsman”. In his address, the Holy Father acknowledged ...read more