Catholic Prayers for the New Evangelization
"Catholic Prayers for the New Evangelization"
Check out the revised edition of this exciting and unique prayer book, filled with prayers that are sure to nourish the soul as we undertake the New Evangelization.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
The most important pastoral decision a priest can make in the next six months...
…is to catechize his flock on ad orientem worship and then follow Cardinal Sarah’s direction by starting in Advent to celebrate Mass facing the Lord. This decision will orient our worship and our lives toward man’s telos which is union with God.
Turning toward the Lord together is not a matter of style, preference, scrupulosity or facultative liturgical reform. It is the most important liturgical restoration we could undertake. Especially in a time when the world has become unmoored from God’s Law, we need to show the world how to turn to God and seek His face once again. In every age, this orientation is our Christian way of life. This orientation begins in the liturgy, which flows from our faith and in turn informs our life decisions. Lex credendi, orandi, vivendi.
We need to do this. As much as we need to eat, sleep, breathe and love those in our care, we need to do this.