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The Mass is meant to be sung but, by and large, is not (CNS photo)

The English settings I learnt at school seem to have disappeared entirely

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Solemn Evensong and Benediction at Blackfriars, Oxford (Photo: Br Lawrence Lew, OP)

The riches of the true Anglican patrimony will now at last be reunited with their source

Archbishop Celli assists Benedict XVI with an iPad for the launch of the Vatican's new website (CNS photo)

In a homily Archbishop Nichols echoes Benedict XVI’s humility

Cardinal Antonio Canizares-Llovera celebrating Mass (Photo: CNS)

Pope Benedict has said the objective of Conciliar reform was not to change the rite and texts of the liturgy but to renew the sense of Paschal Mystery

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera elevates the Eucharist during a Mass at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Burke says that many bishops and priests do not treat abuses seriously enough

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta holds a monstrance containing the Eucharist (Photo: CNS)

The Mass of Paul VI is unambiguously sacrificial, not simply a remembrance of ‘the Lord’s Supper’

The new translation of the Mass, as presented to Pope Benedict XVI (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Will it enhance the liturgical life of the Church, or is it just a lot of extra hassle for priests?

Pope Benedict XVI raises the Eucharist at Bellahouston Park, Scotland (Photo: CNS)

The new translation is more faithful and more beautiful: these are words which will sink into the soul

‘And with your spirit’ is a very ancient liturgical greeting used only by Christians and it was translated not only into Latin but also into Syriac and Arabic

Why ‘and with your spirit’ is right

Fr Austin J Milner OP explains the rationale for one of the most striking changes in the new English Mass translation

Pope Benedict XVI bows towards the Eucharist (Photo: CNS)

Liturgy must draw us towards the world beyond, says Fr John Zuhlsdorf. That’s how we can wake up our faith