What is the most constructive and charitable way to move toward better celebration of the reformed liturgy?
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The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, says in §11: “But in order that the liturgy may be able to produce its full effects, it is necessary that the faithful come to it with proper dispositions, that their minds should be attuned to their voices, and that they should cooperate with divine grace lest [...]
What are the advantages and disadvantages of broadcast liturgies, in your experience? How can they best be done?
Does it matter what people wear to church? Is the move to casual Sunday dress an important – or problematic – cultural shift?
Multicultural liturgy seems to be the least popular of liturgical issues.
This Week’s Discussion Question: Neo-Augustinian vs. Post Vatican II Thomist perspectives on liturgical reform and renewal
“Neo-Augustinian” approaches to the liturgy tend to view it in Platonic terms, the heavenly worship offered to the Father by the Son in the unity of the Spirit, joined in by the angels and saints, in which those on earth are privileged to gain some share by grace. “Post Vatican II Thomist” approaches to the liturgy would tend to view it in Aristotelian terms, a “complexus of sensible signs,” an earthly disclosure through culturally and historically conditioned semiotic systems of the graced condition of the world.
1. Which faith practices are essential to who you are? Are they personal, private or familial, or public?
2. Do your personal or private practices contribute to participation in large liturgical rites? How?
The middle of the 20th century saw a shift in emphasis, from the priest as cultic minister to the priest as a proclaimer of the Word, and as a servant-leader of the community.
Each week this summer, a Pray Tell contributor puts up a question for discussion. Here is this week’s. Is it time to consider a ‘North American English’ missal translation? Should this be an entirely new translation, or revisions of previous translations combined with new interpretations? Is there a place for ‘alternative propers’, or prayers composed [...]
We had a lively discussion this week on the target of Pope Benedict’s Criticism of liturgical reform – 117 comments! Thanks, all.