Pay attention to words of authority

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus speaks with authority. … Read More

Find comfort in that hour of worship

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. In today’s Gospel, Andrew, Simon, James and John … Read More

Titles tell us how to relate to Jesus

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. This Sunday bears the title “Ordinary Time.” These … Read More

Ministry of ushers has a long history

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. We all know something about the story of … Read More

No frills or sparkles necessary

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. When I was six years old, what I … Read More

Be ready to say ‘yes’ when called

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. This is one of those Sundays when two … Read More

Don your rose-colored glasses

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. This third Sunday of Advent is named Gaudete … Read More

Take notice of that persistent voice

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. We’re quite used to hearing about “a voice … Read More

We need the holy rhythm of Advent

Why does the church persist in celebrating the season of Advent? What sense does it make when the first Christmas decorations made their way into stores on … Read More

Many shepherds at Sunday Mass

The Living Rite column explores what you will see, hear, taste, touch or smell while at church this weekend. Well, we made it through yet another liturgical … Read More