Category Archives: GIRM

GIRM 398-399: Last Words on Liturgical Renewal

With this post, we come to the end of another church document. Here are the last two sections, reminding us of the importance of proceeding cautiously with liturgical innovation: 398. The norm established by the Second Vatican Council, namely that in … Continue reading

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GIRM 397: The Importance of Rome

As we get very close to the end of the GIRM, a reminder about the importance of the Universal Church as each local community celebrsates the liturgy, and of course, that we owe our heritage to Rome: 397. The principle … Continue reading

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GIRM 395-396: Deeper Adaptations

In the instance where a conference of bishops deems it needful to permit deeper adaptations of the Mass, the matter is referred to the CDWDS, and a careful set of procedures engaged: 395. Finally, if the participation of the faithful … Continue reading

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GIRM 394: The Liturgical Calendar for a Diocese and Nation

A diocesan calendar and propers: information that’s hard to come by: 394. Each diocese should have its own Calendar and Proper of Masses. For its part, the Conference of Bishops should draw up a proper Calendar for the nation or, … Continue reading

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GIRM 393: Music

Two topics of interest, published Mass settings and musical instruments: 393. Bearing in mind the important place that singing has in a celebration as a necessary or integral part of the Liturgy,[Cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium 112] all musical settings for the … Continue reading

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GIRM 392: Languages

A bit more on translations, and perhaps a more generous role for conferences of bishops than currently exists: 392. It shall also be for Conferences of Bishops to prepare with care a translation of the other texts, so that, even … Continue reading

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GIRM 391: Lectionary Translation

A brief mention on the Lectionary responsibilities, which, by the book, rest primarily with conferences: 391. It is for the same Conferences of Bishops to attend to the translations of the biblical texts that are used in the celebration of … Continue reading

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