If you could advise the Council of Cardinals about liturgical reform, with a view especially toward issues of governance and process, what would your advice be?
Archive for September, 2013
Many congregations today struggle with the decision to use the store bought wafers or to bake their own bread.
What is most important is that we utilize the diversity inherent in the Roman Rite as it stands today. Calls for greater diversity and inculturation of the Roman Rite make little sense when the current richness of the Roman Rite is not being fully utilized.
“The Order of Mass For Use by the Ordinariates Established under the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus,” approved by the Holy See, will make its debut on October 10. Here’s a sneak preview of the liturgical text.
53 percent of U.S. Hispanics identify as Catholic compared with 69 percent who say they were raised Catholic as children.
These quotes from Cardinal Avery Dulles are good food for thought about how the liturgy prepares us to recognize the work of God in the world, both in the world of the scriptures and in the world outside our windows.
In the light of the expansion of situations foreseen in art. 57 by which priests might concelebrate the Mass, art. 58 decrees that a new ritual for sacerdotal concelebration appear in the reformed editions of the liturgical books guiding celebrations with episcopal presidency and presbyters celebrating Mass.
Over at NLM, Peter Kwasniewski has a thoughtful and thought-provoking post on the early liturgical movement and what its aims were. Though I am not entirely in agreement with what he says in his piece, it seems to me that he raises some points that are worthy of comment and discussion.
It appears to be a sea change.