Catholic Liturgical Rites
Fans of the old Latin Mass have descended on Rome for their annual pilgrimage, facing indifference to their cause, if not outright resistance, from none other than Pope Francis.
The prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has urged priests and bishops to celebrate Masses "ad orientem," or facing away from the congregation.
NCR Today: The canonization rite reformed by Pope Paul VI but set aside by Pope Benedict XVI has been returned by Pope Francis for the canonization of six saints Sunday.
NCR Today: A new survey shows that a majority of leaders of U.S. Catholic parishes say the new English translation of the Mass is "awkward and distracting."