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The Second Vatican Council Documents in American Catholic Newspapers

In James Hitchcock's 1979 work Catholicism and Modernity, there is a quotation that particularly interested me: One of the choicest of …

Missals in The Catholic Commentator

Background This post is part of a series on a comprehensive review on occurrences of the word “missal” in the Catholic News …

Missals in the Shepherd of the Valley

About I recently started a comprehensive search of ‘missal’ in the Catholic News Archive (CNA). By …

Brighton Beach

My grandmother, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, left behind a beautiful photo album of her childhood and college years. I digitized it …

A Glimpse into 1970s Liturgical Music

Most of my content is fairly dense, so today I decided to take a break and have fun with some lighter content. The National Association …

Pope John XXIII and Fresh Air

Continuing the theme of Catholic fact-checking, today's exploration is of Pope St. John XXIII and fresh air. As the story goes, when …

Veterum Sapientia and High Altars

There is an anecdote that circulates in the Catholic blogosphere about the promulgation of Pope John XXIII's apostolic constitution …

Seder Meals in Catholic Newspapers

This is the first post in an ongoing series, documenting assorted topics as they appear in Catholic Newspapers in the Catholic News …

Prayer in the Time of Plague

“When a severe plague was raging in the city of Trent in 1546, it is reported that the fathers of the Council of Trent devoutly wore …