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?