Some readers have e-mailed me to ask where I’ve been the last couple of months. Everything is fine, thanks for asking. I’ve had some writing and ministry projects going on, as well as a recently completed family vacation (Disneyland, if you must know!).
I recently finished a feature for U.S. Catholic on the movement calling for a “reform of the reform” of the Catholic liturgy (click here to see it). My aim was to provide an evenhanded introduction to the debate for Catholics who are not liturgical experts yet want to know what all the shouting is about. I hope that I have succeeded.
The title may give the impression that the focus of the article is primarily about the new ICEL translation of the Mass, but the article is actually broader in scope. I suspect my editors chose the title for its “news” value, and I certainly don’t begrudge them that.
I hope my friends at Commonweal won’t mind if I put in a brief plug for U.S. Catholic, a fine magazine published out of Chicago by the Claretians (who founded my parish many years ago before handing it over to the diocese). I suspect most readers of Commonweal would enjoy reading U.S. Catholic from time to time as well. Click here to see their award winning web site.