Archive for November 28th, 2011
We hereby direct that the text of the Roman Missal be used exactly as it is written… None of us has the authority to change the text for any reason. This includes altering or changing any of the language contained in the liturgical books of the Church, not only the Roman Missal, but the Lectionary and other ritual books – the responses and prayers of the priest, and also those of the people.
“The quality of this reform will not be judged by the beauty of our speech, the rhythm of our cursus, the distinctiveness of our rhetoric, or the sacrality of our prayers, but by the justice and mercy this liturgy of the church calls forth from us in the liturgy of the world.” – Fr. Edward Foley