Two documents of Vatican II, Lumen Gentium #11 and Sacrosanctum Concilium #48, specifically mention that the people offer the divine victim (Jesus) with and through the hands of the priest.
The Pre-Vatican II experience. When I was young, we were taught that it was a mortal sin to miss Sunday Mass. That worked for us, and Catholic churches seemed to be full. The Mass was something that seemed to be performed by specially appointed people. It was in a language we didn’t understand. It seemed
Discipleship Our word disciple comes from the Latin translation of the Greek word mathétés. Literally, both the Latin and the Greek words mean “learner” but not the type of learner we are used to today, not a learner who learns how to read or write separate from the other things of life. A disciple, in
It has been a long time since I’ve posted anything to this blog. Initially, I began this blog when I was pastor of The Church of St. Luke in Rancho San Diego, CA. I originally focused on the Liturgy of Word, at Mass, by discussing and writing reflections on the Sunday Gospels. I wanted to