Daily Archives: 5 June 2005

Presbyterorum Ordinis 6: Obligations to the Flock

As a liturgist, I’m drawn to the observation made yet again: Ceremonies however beautiful, or associations however flourishing, will be of little value if they are not directed toward the education of (people) to Christian maturity. And that maturity is … Continue reading

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Presbyterorum Ordinis 5: Priests as Guides, but Big Expectations for the Laity

Presbyterorum Ordinis section 5 begins with a treatment of the priest’s role in the Church’s sacramental life. What one might expect, really. Paragraph 2 underscores the importance of the Eucharist in the life of the Church. Again, nothing surprising for … Continue reading

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