Future Series on Church Documents

With only two documents to go in the Vatican II series, I’ve been giving some thought to what’s next. Liturgy is always a favorite topic, and is bound to get the blood stirring if the soul languishes somehow.

I’m leaning to a review of all the post-conciliar documents, but there is a disadvantage: some of the material in these documents is transitional, and probably more of scholarly than practical interest. I might confine myself to the major documents on implementing Sacrosanctum Concilium–we have five now, the latest being Liturgiam Authenticam.

On the other hand, it might be instructive to comb through the revision of the liturgy, banishing ghosts and spectres, correcting misconceptions, and seeing exactly how faithful or unfaithful the Roman Rite is to the intent of the council and the governance of the world’s bishops.

Or perhaps you think I’ve shot the wad on church documents and prefer I post pirated music videos or pretty pictures from space. Maybe we should look at the Church’s stand on more relevant issues such as war, pacifism, economics, pornography, or other exciting issues. What do you think?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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3 Responses to Future Series on Church Documents

  1. Gavin says:

    Keep up the series! As I’ve said, it’s pretty much the only way I’ll read them :P Maybe you should consider only those documents that remain in force for the Pauline Mass. Or go back and go through some old (Trent or Church Fathers) documents on liturgy. Or a trip through the GIRM/rubrics. We all know them, but it might be good to have some discussion on particulars of the Mass.

    Of course, pirated movies and pictures of Saturn are nice too.

  2. Tony says:

    How about Humanae Vitae? :)

  3. Todd says:

    Moral theology is not my specialty, Tony, but I’ll consider it.

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