The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments is apparently preparing a document that is a sort of “how-to” manual for celebrating Mass.

I always thought that the GIRM served that function. So is this a kind of compendium of the GIRM? Is it “spin” on the GIRM? Is it an end run around the GIRM?

Perhaps the more significant question: will it make any difference?


I am glad to know that Cardinal Cañizares thinks it’s OK to do the readings at Mass facing the people. And that he likes gypsy music. Maybe he’d even like Adam Wood’s Shaker setting.

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