Catechism Community Commentary

Do you have a burning question about something in the Catechism? Or do you have some insight about a paragraph in the Catechism that you wish you could share with others? Well, now you can ask that question and share that insight in a forum dedicated to just that purpose.

The Catechism Search Engine (powered by the @CatechismAPI) is now open for user registration. You can register in just a few seconds — provide your name, email address (for confirmation purposes), a username, and a password — and then you can leave comments on individual paragraphs of the Catechism. Anyone can see and read them, but you must register to write comments.

Two books on the Mass and the new translation

If you’re still looking for good resources on the Mass and the new English translation that we’ve been using for almost a year now, I think you would appreciate my two books on the topic.  I have a series, Praying the Mass, that looks at the whole Mass (and not just the changes in translation) from the perspective of the congregation (volume 1, The Prayers of the People) and from the perspective of the priest (volume 2, The Prayers of the Priest).  Both books go over the gestures, postures, and words that make up the liturgical prayer of the Mass, and both books have questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter.

A third volume is in the works, The Eucharistic Prayers, that looks at each of the ten Eucharistic Prayers in the English translation of the Roman Missal.

You can find these books on Amazon (here and here), or you can buy them directly from me.