Mark Francis on the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy

The reform of the liturgy set in motion by the first document of the Second Vatican Council, Sacrosanctum Concilium, was a harbinger of the renewal announced by later documents of the Council especially those that explored the nature and mission of the Church, the place of the Bible in Christian life, ecumenism and evangelization. This session will discuss how the liturgy, renewed according to the principles of worship articulated in the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, can be seen as a summation of the Council’s attempt at dialogue with the modern world.

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All Together Now? Catholic Unity and the Liturgy

Fifty years after the promulgation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, some assert that this unity is textual. But is the unity of the Roman Rite really about having a single text? Textual unity was not what the fathers of the Council chiefly had in mind when they made the landmark decision to opt for the expression “substantial unity” rather than formal unity or uniformity.

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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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Marketing or Mystagogy: Reception of the New Roman Missal and Reverse Catechesis

“Catechesis is not simply the imparting of information, but the engagement of the other in the formative process. When a faith community participates in such full, conscious, and active catechesis the echoes surely are traces of the sensus fidelium with which God’s Spirit has gifted the church. May the liturgical catechesis ahead, in full mystagogical mode, stir such an echo that resounds to the good of the whole church and to the ongoing reform of the liturgy.” – Ed Foley

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