Missal Moment #6 - Bowing during the Creed
Missal Moment # 6. Father Brandon Jones of the Diocese of Charlotte explains the rubrics or instructions of the Creed that are re-emphasized in the revised English translation of the Roman Missal.
Deacon Jim Toner: Should I become a priest?The following letter offers one perspective about entering the seminary. "Davey" is fictional. Hi, Davey. Your Grandpa and I go back a very long way, and I appreciate his suggesting that you ask my advice about becoming a priest. I advise...
The Poor Clares: The art of discernmentIt's the million-dollar question: "How do I know if God is calling me to be a nun?" In my experience serving as vocation director for our community of Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, this is always the burning question. Regardless of age,...
Joshua Davey: Saint can teach us a lot about threats to religious libertyAs an attorney, I have a particular devotion to St. Thomas More, patron saint of lawyers, whose feast, along with that of fellow martyr St. John Fisher, the Church celebrates on June 22. Today, the vigil of the feast of St. Thomas More, coincides...
Dr. Ronald Thomas: The Sacred Heart is aflame for usThe feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus had a long history even before it was given definitive shape by the spiritual visions and ecstasies of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in the 17th century. The feast concerns the love of Jesus as symbolized...
Matthew Warner: Why the world doesn't take Catholicism seriouslyFor years I've been immersed in Catholic media and the ongoing conversation within the Church of how to carry on as the Church. And, of course, in the West, at the heart of this conversation is the fact that within the next generation half of...
Lennie Cox: What is spirituality, anyway?Recently I was asked to elaborate on my spirituality. In an attempt to answer I found myself listing my devotions, prayer life, Mass attendance, parish participation and personal initiatives. As this list poured out of my mouth, my head began...
Gretchen Filz: On the feast of the Visitation, two mothers rejoiceOn May 31, the last day in the Month of Mary, we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation. On this feast day we remember the occasion when two expectant mothers – the Blessed Virgin Mary and her cousin Elizabeth – came together to celebrate...
LETTERS FROM OUR READERS
Vatican II called for post-conciliar liturgical adaptationsThe April 26 Catholic News Herald commentary entitled "The Honest 411 on Vatican II" discussed a participant's experience at an adult education series in the diocese. The course, "The 411 on...
Warrior saints are found throughout historyRegarding the April 26 letter criticizing St. Nicholas of Flue, I am disgusted that an American would insinuate that a soldier who distinguishes himself or herself in combat is not following...
Who would be worthy?In a letter in the April 26 Catholic News Herald, St. Nicholas of Flue was referred to as someone who "did not follow those teachings" of Christ because he defended the faith with his sword and...
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FROM THE PASTORS
Read and listen to homilies posted regularly by pastors at parishes within the Diocese of Charlotte:
- Fr. Frank Cancro at Queen of the Apostles
- Fr. Patrick Earl at St. Peter in Charlotte
- Fr. John Eckert at St. John the Baptist in Tryon
- Fr. Timothy Reid at St. Ann in Charlotte
- Fr. Benjamin Roberts at Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe
- Fr. Patrick Winslow at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte
- Watch full Masses live and on demand, listen to homilies and reflections from Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury
- Listen to homilies from St. William Catholic Church in Murphy