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Articles from the Most Recent Issue

Editor's Reflections: The Divine Encounter
By Dr. James Pauley
Free What a sweet consolation it is when we feel close to God in liturgy, with the help perhaps of inspiring music or a challenging homily or a strong connection with members of the assembly. But what happens when such consolations are not our regular experience? How can we encounter God in liturgy even when we’re not feeling “fed”? Such a question is... Read more
Beauty and the Liturgy: A Program for the New Evangelization
By Timothy P. O’Malley
Free When my son was a newborn, we brought him to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame for a Sunday Lenten Eucharist. Unable to comprehend the theologically rich prayer texts, he nonetheless was fascinated by the drama of light and darkness playing out in the stained glass windows, together with the choir’s sublime... Read more
Mystagogy: An Integrated Catechetical Strategy
By Dr. Gerard O'Shea
There is a compelling challenge that every catechist must face: having fallen in love with Christ ourselves, how do we pass this love on to others? The answer is far from simple. Human beings are multi-dimensional, so we have to work on many levels simultaneously. In considering how to approach this work, we are indebted to the great Roman... Read more


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