What will (or did) Corpus Christi look like in your part of the world?
Posts Tagged Inculturation
By Russell Shaw
“On the whole, I believe, liturgy done in any acceptable style by people who combine faith with good taste is likely to turn out well. And it will well serve the worship needs of American Catholics in the new Catholic subculture now starting to take shape.”
Contacts from Argentina tell me that Missa Criolla is the Pope’s favorite Mass and was a favorite gift for him to give visitors to Argentina.
CNN has this story on a priest in China’s underground Church. There is a lot of footage of the liturgy, which seems quite interesting and raises two questions.
“If my God is there in front of me, I want to be able to display my joy dancing energetically: that’s what believers do in Africa.”
This story from The Guardian invites a scornful pile-on, but I think it might also prompt thoughtful reflection on how we set limits to inculturation and how we adapt liturgy to circumstances. Send to Kindle:
I say this should be the second chant setting in the U.S. Roman missal, after the ICEL chants based on Latin chant. Whaddaya think?
Emergent — emerging — emergence worship fascinates me, though I’m never quite sure how much it represents an act of retrieval, how much a creative appropriation and inculturation of liturgy, and how much the idiosyncratic whims of communities. . . .