Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 39

In a remarkable departure from earlier practice in which almost all regulation of liturgical practice for the Roman rite was controlled by the Sacred Congregation of Rites, with a few issues left for the determination of a local Ordinary, here the Council Fathers relegate to territorial bishops’ conferences the competence to deal with issues of liturgical adaptation, presumably because they would have first-hand experience concerning how liturgical sign systems would best communicate the meaning of the gospel in the cultures in which they live.

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