Pray Tell interviews Dr. Massimo Faggioli – Is Vatican II still important? Did Sacrosanctum Conciliuim get it right? What do you think of Summorum Pontificum? Do we need to defend Vatican II going forward?
Following this remarkable event, Cardinal Ottaviani – one of the most powerful prelates in the Church of the time – would refuse to show his face at the Council proceedings again until November 14, when discussion of the liturgy document had been put aside.
What is “active participation,” and do we have it?
V2-50th Anniversary I: “The Liturgical Movement and Sacrosanctum Concilium: Unread Vision, Constant Hope”
“One ‘side’ bemoaned the ‘loss of transcendence,’ while another ‘side’ waited impatiently for ‘true social activism.’ Fifty years after Sacrosanctum Concilium, both sides continue to be disappointed. The liturgical movement, however, had bigger plans than promoting either beautiful liturgy or social activism; its eschatological hope could see no separation between the two.” – Katharine Harmon
“In the afternoon, a good visit from Fr. de Lubac. He told me that last week’s L’Espresso spoke of one school (Lubac, Congar, Chenu) against the Ottaviani-Parente school . . . He also told me that he had heard that, during a lecture, Piolanti had said that some people had been invited to the Council so that they would not do what Döllinger did in 1870; peeved at not having been invited to the Council he caused a schism. They had been invited in order to keep them in the Church.”
Because various elements of the liturgical celebrations marking the catechumenate (such as exorcisms/scrutinies, anointings, the ephphetha ceremony, etc.) had been inserted into the rites of adult Baptism, the Council Fathers directed that both the simple and the solemn rites of adult Baptism had to be revised in order to take into account what belonged to the essence of the baptismal rites proper.
Simplicity doesn’t refer to liturgical style but to way of life: what do you think?
The writings of Hugo Rahner and of then-Cardinal Ratzinger (in his beautiful little book, “Daughter Zion”) point out that early Christian theology and preaching developed the image of the “immaculate Church” in a very extensive way.