“You become the Body of Christ. This is beautiful, very beautiful. … We become what we receive!”
“Earnestly competing in obedience to one another…”
As we enter into another Holy Week and bring our Lent to a close, it is worth considering to what extent the church’s posture, its lex supplicandi, has formed our lives and our communities.
In a recent liturgy, a candidate for simple profession to a Benedictine abbey promised stability (in English), obedience (in English), and conversatio morum (in Latin). Why couldn’t that third promise be rendered in English? And how best to do so?
This new official hymnal for the Roman Catholic Church in Australia, endorsed by the Australian Bishops’ Conference, was published in 2016 after ten years in preparation, replacing the Catholic Worship Book of 1985
Besides being socially unacceptable, the practice of not staying for all of the Mass is theological inappropriate.