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Beyond the Words

Beyond the Words is a podcast that delves into the changes to the translation of the prayers of the Roman Catholic Mass that were implemented in November 2011.

Apr 1, 2012

BTW's conversation with Fr. Steve Walter and Fr. Larry Tensi concludes with discussion of the Prayers after Communion and the Dismissal language. Emily and Bob are chided multiple times for coming to Mass late, and at one point Emily starts blurting out new Roman Missal responses at random. Bob and Emily reveal that...


Mar 22, 2012

Bob and Emily's interview with Fr. Larry Tensi and Fr. Steve Walter continues in this episode with more great conversation on the presider's texts of the new Roman Missal. Are chalices fancier than cups? Has Catholic theology about the nature of salvation changed with the new translation of Mass? Do they have dew...


Mar 6, 2012

Hosts Bob Wurzelbacher and Emily Strand begin an interview with liturgical scholars and priests Fr. Larry Tensi and Fr. Steve Walter. What ensues is a fascinating look at the texts of the Roman Missal that are most altered in the new translation, and thoughts on how they enhance our praying at Mass. Also, Bob and Emily...


Feb 9, 2012

Bob and Emily conclude their interview with Fr. Tim Kallaher, scholar of Latin, on the people's new reponses in Mass. Why does Mass seem to start over in the middle? Which dialogue between priest and people is most like a chant at a sporting event? Does Emily really love poopy diapers? We answer these questions and...


Jan 20, 2012

Bob and Emily's interview with Fr. Tim Kallaher, pastor and scholar of Latin, continues in Episode 12 of Beyond the Words. Fr. Tim shares fascinating information on the history, structure and changes to the Gloria, the Creed(s) and more. Words fail our hosts at least twice, and randomly, Cousin It makes a cameo. Only on...