Tomorrow the Catholic bishops of Basel, Chur, and St. Gall will meet in Rome with the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Gerhard Müller.
Archive for June, 2013
Should US Catholics avoid the terms “liberal” and “conservative” and “moderate” to refer to each other?
As is his style, Francis deviated from the prepared text when he delivered the homily. It is fascinating to see what changes he made.
In my experience it is quite rare to find a composer who can write idiomatically in both “classical” and “folk” styles, let alone one who has such a sense of what is appropriate for ritual, conducive to prayer, and within the capabilities of most parish musicians. I hope that Dr. Trapp will continue to bless us with his liturgical compositions for many years to come.
CNA reports that the new prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship would be Archbishop Piero Marini.
The famous Lutheran choir has sung in the Vatican before, but not at a liturgy.
Resolutions were rejected asking permission to use the 1974 Sacramentary and calling for discussion of women and married men in the priesthood.
Article 51 decrees that the Roman Rite liturgy is to be reviewed and reformed in such a way that more biblical material is made available to worshipers.
Whether it leads to any real changes in governance remains to be seen. Time will tell. No predictions from me. Just hopes and prayers.
The collection “Ever Ancient, Ever New” contains twelve compositions by Luke Mayernik (including seasonal variants) and two “Thanksgiving Psalms” by Henry Seymour.