O’Malley on Faggioli on Liturgical Reform… and why some people are attracted to the old missal

by Timothy O’Malley
“is it really the case that many of those attracted to the 1963 Missal of John XVIII (the extraordinary form) are dismissive of the ecclesiology brought about by the Second Vatican Council? Or is it not often true that those fascinated by ‘the reform of the reform’ are disenchanted with certain features of the implementation of the reform itself?”

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Chants of the Roman Missal: A Review

“I warmed to the practical, pastoral tone I read as early as the second page of text: ‘A fully sung liturgy is a praiseworthy ideal, but its implementation calls for prudence and pastoral sensitivity. The chants of the liturgy are sung when it is possible in a given pastoral situation, when the participants are blessed with the resources to do so well, and when it is judged that this will truly glorify God and sanctify the worshippers.’” – John Ainslie

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Book Review: The Heart of Faith – A Field Guide for Catechumens and Candidates

“The Heart of Faith: A Field Guide for Catechumens and Candidates” by Nick Wagner is a unique text that is written specifically for both catechumens and candidates. This text is designed to help the catechumen or candidate understand his or her place in the church as he or she prepares for the sacraments of initiation or for full reception into the Catholic Church.

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