PrayTell recently visited with Fr. Michael G. Ryan, author of the article in America, “What If We Said ‘Wait’?”, which inspired an online petition calling for trial use of the text before it becomes official.
Archive for June 11th, 2010
My daughter Juliana is now 15 months old. She is now learning about one word a day, and is totally thrilled by the ability to communicate and be understood. Much of her language acquisition is — dare I say it — doxological…
We tend to have a standing assumption that a symbol is a symbol precisely because it doesn’t serve any real purpose — a bell is a bell because it performs a function by making a sound, but a bell on a Christmas tree, without a clapper, is merely a symbol. See how quickly that “merely” slipped in there? Already, symbolism becomes minimal when one takes this route!
If the conferences of bishops, or even the conference presidents, had claimed that their legitimate authority had been infringed upon by the [Roman] congregation’s behavior, is it too fanciful to dream that it might have led to a thorough examination of the role and activities of the Roman Curia?