Kevin Irwin’s Pope Francis and the Liturgy

April 20, 2020 Patrick Riley, our Emmanuel book review editor, gave me two books to read and review this Lent, both highlighting the importance Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’. I am still working my way through Full of Your Glory: Liturgy, Cosmos, Creation edited by Teresa Berger with papers from the 5th Yale ISM Liturgy […]



January 1, 2020

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God Last Day of the Christmas Octave Welcome to this new blog that is part of Emmanuel magazine! I am honored that our new editor, John Christman, SSS, requested that I share news, reflections and info that is timely on pastoral liturgy and worship. Before […]



Is the Pope Communist?????

So ask a number of recent news reports from a variety of sources, such as the BBC, the Christian Post, Newsweek, and MSNBC, among others. Without a doubt, Pope Francis has been making headlines left and right over the past few months. In May, he met with Raúl Castro of communist Cuba, and, a little […]