Tag: Germany

Advent calendars: Old tradition and modern commercialism, same message

WASHINGTON | The Advent calendar with one tab or box to open each day for 24 or 25 days taps into something people really like: countdowns. It also highlights the anticipation that is at the heart of the four-week liturgical season of Advent. These calendars, which are religious in nature, hence always with the name… Read more »

Lord’s Prayer: Germans stick with wording; Italians to change at Mass

ROME | After special study, the German bishops’ conference decided to stick with the traditional wording in the Lord’s Prayer while the Italian bishops’ conference has decided to change the words of the prayer in their translation of the Roman Missal. The decisions come after the French bishops decided that beginning early December last year,… Read more »