FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Power of Papal Example: Whence and Whither the Reform of the Reform?

Pope Benedict’s surprise (to me at lest) announcement of his resignation is interesting from all sorts of perspectives, of course. But since this is a liturgy blog, the question that comes to my mind is what this will mean for those who identify themselves as part of the “reform of the [liturgical] Reform.” To what degree was the personal example of Pope Benedict a source of that reforming movement and to what degree does its future depend upon a Pope who maintains the distinctive liturgical practices of this Pope? February 11, 2013 – one year ago today

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