Consultors named to the Congregation for Divine Worship

The Holy Father Benedict XVI has named as Consultors to the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments the Reverend Fathers:

  • Mons. José Aparecido Gonçalves de ALMEIDA, Undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts;
  • Fr. Dieter BÖHLER, S.J., theology faculty, Sankt-Georgen, Frankfurt (Germany);
  • Sac. Nicola BUX, priest of the Archdiocese of Bari-Bitonto, theology institute Ecumenico-Patristica Greco-Bizantina San Nicola, Bari (Italy);
  • Fr. Joseph CAROLA, S.J., Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome;
  • Fr. José Manuel Garcia CORDEIRO, Record, Portuguese Pontifical College, and Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Pontifical Athaneum of Sant’ Anselmo, Rome;
  • Fr. Renato DE ZAN, Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Pontifical Athaneum of Sant’ Anselmo, Rome;
  • Fr. Cassian FOLSOM, O.S.B., Prior of Norcia (Italy), professor, associate of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Pontifical Athaneum of Sant’ Anselmo, Rome;
  • Fr. Mauro GAGLIARDI, Pontifical Athaneum “Regina Apostolorum,” Rome;
  • Fr. Aurelio GARCÍA MACÍAS, priest of the Archdiocese of Valladolid; President, Spanish Association of Liturgy Professors (Spain);
  • Mons. Angelo LAMERI, priest of the Diocese of Crema (Italy), Lateran Pontifical University, Rome;
  • Fr. Dennis McMANUS, priest of the Archidiocese of Mobile; Catholic University of America (USA);
  • Fr. Juan José SILVESTRE, priest of the Personal Prelature “Opus Dei”; Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome;
  • Fr. Abbot Michael John ZIELINSKI, O.S.B. Oliv., Vice President of the Pontificial Commission for Cultural Goods of the Church and of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology;
  • Mons. Markus WALSER, Vicar General.

Source: Vatican Bulletin, tr. awr.

29 comments

      1. John, what do you have against poor Fr McManus that causes you to single him out – there are other English speakers on the list!

  1. Only one English speaker, whose literacy is not guaranteed.

    http://communio.stblogs.org/2010/02/father-mcmanus-to-teach-at-st.html

    Father McManus to teach at St Joseph’s Seminary; work in inter-religious affairs for Archbishop

    In today’s Catholic New York it was announced that as of January 1, Father Dennis McManus will be Archbishop Dolan’s theological advisor and promoter of initiatives among Catholics, Jews and Muslims. He will also be teaching at Saint Joseph’s Seminary.

    Father McManus is a priest of the Archdiocese of Mobile (ordained in 2004). He’s been a visiting professor at Georgetown University.

    His academic credentials and work experience in the US and abroad are superb. Read the CNY story.

  2. I just looked up Father Folsom’s monastery. Check out the pictures! Talk about “I’ve got friends in high places”. Guess it’s like American politics when after “a nationwide search” the boss’s friend gets the job!

    http://osbnorcia.org/

  3. Only one English speaker, whose literacy is not guaranteed

    Which will come as something of a surprise to anyone who’s ever met Fr. Cassian Folsum, or read any of his many liturgical articles, all (which I have seen) unaccountably written in English.

    http://osbnorcia.org/?page_id=266

  4. Well maybe all these English speakers were appointed so they can help correct all the grammatical mistakes the Congregation of Divine Worship missed first time around. Just from the samples posted here looks like plenty of work to go around.

  5. Only one English speaker, whose literacy is not guaranteed

    Surprises just keep coming. And if you’re devoted to the reform of the reform, you got to admit that these are nice ones.

    “The Pope has named Vice President of the Papal Commission for the Cultural Assets of the Church and Vice President of the Papal Commission of Sacred Archaeology the Rev. Father Michael John Zielinski, O.S.B. Oliv., Abbot of the Abbey of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Pecos (New Mexico, USA).”

    http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2007/02/interviewing-abbot-liturgy-and.html
    “Abbot: I believe that the Dogmatic Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium was a response to a widely held conviction that the liturgy needed a reform. The Council Fathers were seeking to bring out the community aspects of the mass, as well as make it more effective in teaching the truths of the Catholic Faith. Unfortunately, the theological necessity for a continuity in the underlying doctrine and structure of the celebration of the Mass in its preconciliar and post conciliar forms had undergone a rupture or break with Tradition. That is what we are dealing with today. The Second Vatican Council clearly called for some modest reforms in the liturgy, but it intended them to be organic and clearly in continuity with the past. The Old Rite becomes a living treasure of the Church and also should provide a standard of worship, of mystery, and of catechesis toward which the celebrations of the Novus Ordo must move. In other words, the Tridentine Mass is the missing link. And unless it be re-discovered in all its faithful truth and beauty, the Novus Ordo will not respond to the organic growth and change that has characterized the liturgy from its beginning. This is what should be prompting many of us to the founding of a new liturgical movement which will be able to give back to the liturgy its sacramental and supernatural character, and awaken in us a faithful understanding of the Catholic Liturgy.”

    1. Unfortunately, the theological necessity for a continuity in the underlying doctrine and structure of the celebration of the Mass in its preconciliar and post conciliar forms had undergone a rupture or break with Tradition. That is what we are dealing with today.

      Isn’t this the epitome of the hermeneutic of rupture that BXVI repudiated when he called for a hermeneutic of continuity?

  6. But what’s with the books that Pecos monastery publishes? “Bringing Prayer Meetings to Life” “Catholic Pentecostalism” “The Falling Phenomenon” “Fairy Tales and the Kingdom of God”? Does the place combine charismatic prayer groups and the Tridentine Mass? Thats weird.

    1. If memory serves, the abbot of pecos was not elected; he was appointed as a trouble-shooter to reign in some of the more extravagant, shall we say, practices there.

  7. Three tenses in one sentence ok?

    “The Old Rite becomes a living treasure of the Church and also should provide a standard of worship, of mystery, and of catechesis toward which the celebrations of the Novus Ordo must move. In other words, the Tridentine Mass is the missing link. And unless it be re-discovered in all its faithful truth and beauty, the Novus Ordo will not respond to the organic growth and change that has characterized the liturgy from its beginning.”

    Otherwise, a pretty succinct summary of the Benedictine reform?

  8. Not only is Fr. Joseph Carola SJ a native English speaker (and very good at Latin and Greek too) he also knows the difference between “you” and “y’all”.

    1. With the Mobile connection, I bet Fr. McManus can too, and even the correct use of “all y’all” in the Deep South idiom. (One of my favorites.)

      1. As opposed to the neologism, all’y’all, I assume (which was not yet current when I went to college in the upper South 30 years ago).

  9. Well I guess we have a new chance to see these Vox Clara members who just got their new jobs showing off their Latin and English skills in the 2010 missal. There’s a new Xaveir Rinfleisch article up above on Advent.

    1. There’s photographic evidence online that he spent at least some time in Paris with Bishop Fellay, Superior General of the schismatic Society of Saint Pius X, and Deacon Alcuin (aka Scott) Reid – google them.

      As a Benedictine, he seems to eerily and coincidentally share (with the likes of Cuthbert Johnson, Jeremy Driscoll and Cassian Folsom) an attraction to the work of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, along with a distinct lack of welcome back in their respective home monasteries.

    2. “Photographic evidence”? Interesting choice of words. He quite publicly delivered a paper or talk at a conference sponsored by the Society.

      Unlike the schismatic Orthodox, Anglicans, and Old Catholics, the Society has not set up a parallel hierarchy with ordinary jurisdiction. The Roman authorities have repeatedly said that they are not in schism, although they are in an irregular canonical situation. Not the same thing.

  10. I see I was wrong about the number of English speakers. My “literacy not guaranteed” comment was not intended personally; merely that all the composers of the current mess have shown dubious literacy, so that new ones are probably going to be just as bad.

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