An Australian Aboriginal Mass

This article explores one attempt by the Australian Church soon after Vatican II to take seriously the council’s mandate to adapt the liturgy to the needs of its indigenous peoples. The Australian Aboriginal Mass is a unique example that continues to be a catalyst for efforts at liturgical inculturation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics.

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The Liturgical Reform and the ‘Political’ Message of Vatican II in the Age of a Privatized and Libertarian Culture

“From a theological point of view, today it is difficult to utilize the ideas of ‘society’ in the pre–Vatican II liturgical movement because they lack the whole ecclesiological context of Vatican II, which gives the idea of the liturgy and its ‘social culture’ a different flavor. We must restore the link between liturgical reform and social justice, but this is viable only in the context of a theology that does not ignore Vatican II.” – Massimo Faggioli

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