Leroy Huizenga on real liturgical renewal:
Raise up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it, teaches Proverbs. For me, this has been the case regarding worship. I was raised a Lutheran, in an older, established congregation belonging to what would become the ELCA, First Lutheran in Minot, ND. I imbibed the ambience of the Lutheran liturgy as most Sundays we used Setting One from the Lutheran Book of Worship, the organist, cantor, and choir leading us in powerful, traditional settings of the Kyrie and Gloria, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei. And the glorious hymnody . . . I still get the chills I felt in childhood when I hear “Lift High the Cross.”
Also today, Ian Tuttle on the duty to preserve religious liberty:
It is appropriate, then, that priests across the country kicked off the Catholic Church’s Fortnight for Freedom, “a special time of prayer, fasting, education, and witness for a new birth of religious freedom in our beloved country,” on Friday, June 22: the feast day that Fisher and More share. Timothy Cardinal Dolan celebrated the 7 a.m. kickoff mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, with a small group of faithful: members of religious orders, businessmen and women, young couples, families.