I think this notion that “Pope Francis doesn’t care about liturgy” needs to be revised. He cares; he just has not acted in the way many people expect a person who “cares about liturgy” to act.
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Abbot Emeritus Cuthbert Johnson, a key player in the “translation wars”, has died
It seems likely that Pope Francis would be interested in reexamining the issue of liturgical translation, given his interest in decentralization and greater respect for local and national churches.
We continue to hold him in prayer.
Martin Klöckener in Interview: Was Missal Translation an Issue in the Naming of the 27 New CDW Members?
Perhaps Pope Francis named Bishop Morerod and Bishop Aubertin to the Congregation for Divine Worship because of the controversy around the translation of the missal.
Commentators have not been shy in naming the significance of the shift.
“The Eucharist deserves — and is receiving — the best of our cultures.”
Among those named is Archbishop Piero Marini. Departing are Cardinals Burke, Pell, and Piacenza.
This new document explicitly seeks to clarify and reinforce existing canonical and liturgical (ritual) norms already in force. But the Congregation notes that in many regions cremation is markedly increasing, making a reiteration of the norms and their theological bases advisable.
One need not share Sarah’s enthusiasm for ad orientem to find his critique plausible.