Msgr. Kevin Irwin is a priest of the New York Archdiocese who has served on the faculty of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America since 1985. He has served in many capacities in the school, including as dean from 2005 to 2011. He is the author of several books on liturgy, sacraments and the environment.

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Draft of bishops' Eucharist document reflects 400-year-old theology

Commentary: The U.S. bishops' proposed new document on the Eucharist may not mention pro-choice Catholic politicians like President Joe Biden. But, even still, the document reads as if it could have been created before the Second Vatican Council.


The church is a 'we': reflections on Francis' restricting the Latin Mass

Commentary: Pope Francis regards restoration of the Vatican II liturgy to be of the utmost seriousness. In effect, the reimposed restrictions will dry up the supply of priests who can celebrate the Tridentine Mass.