The New Missal — What Will It Cost?

There is a substantial cost to allocating the extra resources (especially time) necessitated by significant changes in linguistic style, increases in complexity of expression and level of difficulty in proclamation, and the discarding of large portions of musical repertoires. The cost here is what economists describe as “opportunity cost,” the cost of not being able to do something else with the resources being devoted to this endeavor.

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Varieties of liturgical studies, 1: Liturgical history

This is the first of four posts on the approaches to the liturgy that liturgical studies uses and on how they are integrated into one discipline. I see there being three main divisions to the field of liturgical studies, each of which can be approached according to multiple methods of its own. Each impinges on other fields of study and there is also a considerable amount of overlap between these divisions.

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