Archbishop Piero Marini, president of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses and longtime MC under John Paul II, and Benedict XVI at first, spoke to the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions in Erie, PA this past week. Piero Marini is much-discussed in the news these days – Pray Tell has reported here, here, and here.
Over at Gotta Sing, Gotta Pray, Jerry Galipeau reports on Marini’s FDLC keynote.
@john Robert Francis – comment #1:
I really enjoyed his book and gave 3 copies to pastors fior their enrichment and enjoyment.
Got his book and finished my first read. Excellent; great history, and points about liturgical reform (and why it was/is resisted). Good job on editing.
Some simple historical facts really have been forgotten:
– the immense amount of work done in a few short years e.g. 325 documents/books/rites revised out of a total of 400
– the *international* approach – large number of experts, liturgists, pastors involved from every part of the world (vs. the insular, provincial congregations dominated by the curia)
– the historical facts of the internal political infighting – amazing; almost unbelievable
Will we non-insiders get to see his actual presentation?
One thing we’re learning daily from Pope Francis is that speakers’ words are massaged to suit individual taste. I’d like to know/read/hear what has actually been said by the Archbishop.