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Archive for category Reform of the Reform

Follow-up: Is Summorum Pontificum Divisive?

The very term “traditionalism” is fundamentally modern.

Cardinal Sarah Again Advocates “Reform of the Reform”

“While I appreciate the cardinals’ love for the liturgy and his good intentions, I think that his reasoning is not without some ambiguities.”

Is Summorum Pontificum Divisive?

On the danger of divisions in the Church because of wider use of the unreformed pre-Vatican II liturgy, Bergoglio was of a different mind than Pope Benedict.

Of Awkward Chalices and Liturgical Reform

Why are old chalices so hard to use for administering communion? What does this tell us about the reformed liturgy and its relation to our liturgical past?

Bishop Callahan on Ad orientem

“I have shown my support for this practice as well as a deep concern that it be implemented appropriately and after proper consultation with the leadership of a parish, after truly hearing and respecting the People of God…”

Pentin on Francis on Liturgy

A “revolution in full swing”?

Lincoln: Ad Orientem Masses Encouraged during Advent

Today, at a time when it is easy to forget that Christ is coming—and easy to be complacent in our spiritual lives and in the work of evangelization…

Breaking: Pope Accepts Catholic Teaching

The pope’s acceptance of an ecumenical council will be controversial for some.

Liturgical (Reform of the) Reform and “Neighborhood People”

Liturgical “neighborhood people” are those who love the liturgy they grew up with and are attached to it not for the richness of its theology or the beauty of its words or music or vestments or architecture, but simply because it is theirs, and has been theirs through moments of great sorrow and moments of great joy, marking milestones in their lives and recalling for them the presence of God at those milestones.

Read Cardinal Sarah Accurately

One need not share Sarah’s enthusiasm for ad orientem to find his critique plausible.