Sacrosanctum Concilium 43

Our journey through Sacrosanctum Concilium continues today with the sixth subsection of Chapter 1, part 3 which treats the topic of liturgical reform. We leave the subject of norms behind at turn instead to “The Promotion of Pastoral-Liturgical Action.”

Zeal for the promotion and restoration of the liturgy is rightly held to be a sign of the providential dispositions of God in our time, as a movement of the Holy Spirit in His Church. It is today a distinguishing mark of the Church’s life, indeed of the whole tenor of contemporary religious thought and action.

And this was before the Council got things going outside of France, Germany, and Switzerland. This seems to be a more or less explicit reference to the “Spirit” of the Council, something the council bishops deemed not at all vague and fuzzy, but a part of the reason behind their gathering.

So that this pastoral-liturgical action may become even more vigorous in the Church, the sacred Council decrees:

And we will get to these decrees which cover the next three sections (44-46) of the document. Meanwhile, any comments?

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