RomanMissal-1024x768As of yet, there has been no public announcement from the Vatican revealing who has been named to the commission charged with revising Liturgiam authenticam. Only a week ago, journalist Edward Pentin reported at the National Catholic Register that the Vatican was being “tight lipped” about this commission, which was first leaked in the press by Sandro Magister in early January.

On March 8, however, a Spaniard by the name of Francisco José Fernández provided a list of members appointed to the commission on his blog La Cigüeña de la Torre. This list in turn was reproduced yesterday on the French website, Riposte Catholique (along with a considerable fund of commentary that is doubtful or erroneous).

The names, however, are what is important. They are as follows:

Arthur Roche, Secretary of the CDW, President

Corrado Maggioni, Under-Secretary of the CDW, Vice-President

Dominic Jala (Salesian), Archbishop of Shillong (India)

Mark Benedict Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane (Australia)

Piero Marini, President of the Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, former Secretary of Archbishop Bugnini, former Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations

Bernard-Nicolas Jean-Marie Aubertin, Archbishop of Tours (France)

Julian López Martin, Bishop of León (Spain)

Arthur Joseph Serratelli, Bishop of Paterson (United States)

Friedhelm Hofmann, Bishop of Wurzburg (Germany)

Jean-Pierre Kwambamba Masi, Auxiliary Bishop of Kinshasa (Democratic Congo)

John Bosco Chang Shin-Ho, Auxiliary Bishop of Daegu (Korea)

Domenico Sorrentino, Bishop of Assisi (Italy)

Jeremy Driscoll, professor at Saint Anselm University in Rome, Benedictine of Mount Angel Abbey, Oregon (United States)

Matias Augé, a Catalan claretian, professor emeritus of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute

Giacomo Incitti, Professor of Canon Law at the Urban University

Mario Lessi-Ariosto, Italian Jesuit

Christoph Ohly, diocesan priest of the Diocese of Cologne, professor of theology at Trier (Germany)

Valeria Trapani, Professor at the Faculty of Theology of Palermo, member of the Liturgical Commission of the Diocese of Palermo (Sicily)

Giovanni Maria Vian, Director of L’Osservatore Romano

Is this list accurate? Is it complete? We cannot be sure without further confirmation. If accurate, however, the members of this commission represent a wide range of opinions concerning liturgy, translations, reform, and church.

One thing is especially noteworthy: Cardinal Sarah is not on the list.

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