Archbishop-Designate Cupich’s Liturgical Vision

In the July 2007 edition of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy’s journal Assembly: A Journal of Liturgical Theology, then Bishop Blase Cupich of Rapid City, South Dakota offered a substantial commentary on the 2000 GIRM.

Here’s a brief quote:

It is clear that any implementation of the GIRM2000 must give priority to educating priests and people about the doctrinal and pastoral principles of liturgical renewal outlined by the Council. Specifically, that means bringing people to an authentic understanding of the Christian notion of the assembly. It means stressing the importance of liturgical signs. It also involves clearly defining worship as liturgical action, as dialogue between God and his people, and as a celebration of the mystery of salvation. These are all central principles.

Our colleagues in South Bend have posted the full article this morning on the Oblation: Liturgy and Life blog.

 

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2 comments

  1. “It is clear that any implementation of the GIRM2000 must give priority to educating priests and people about the doctrinal and pastoral principles of liturgical renewal outlined by the Council. ”

    Ok; but how? “Teaching masses”? Poorly-attended adult education sessions? Do we more or less punt on the adults living today, and say that this will be a long-term endeavor, beginning with those who are children today?

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