Early Church

Five Myths About Worship in the Early Church

As the forthcoming new translation of the Roman Missal debunks the myth that liturgical language must be so banal that even the muppets on Sesame Street can understand it, it’s a good time to examine five other untruths that have been wreaking havoc on the Church’s worship in recent decades.   1. Mass facing the [...]

Remembering the Early Church

Lately, I have been hearing a lot about how the primitive Church was not Roman Catholic. I don't know why it is, but this information keeps bursting upon me in the most unlikely settings -- a lunch party near the sand dunes, cocktails on the upper east side -- where a kindly soul informs me [...]

Remembering the Early Church

  Lately, I have been hearing a lot about how the primitive Church was not Roman Catholic. I don’t know why it is, but this information keeps bursting upon me in the most unlikely settings—a lunch party near the sand dunes, cocktails on the upper east side—where a kindly soul informs me between sips of [...]

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