A New Marriage Order

Catholic_weddingA quarter of a century after the 1990 release of the Latin second edition of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony we have an approved English translation.

The US request for optional inclusion of the Litany of Saints after the homily was also rejected, though the CDW acknowledged the good intentions behind the request.

A bit of fuss on this one since there is a provision for the litany at other “vocation” moments. When my wife and I married in 1996 at a Sunday Mass, we requested a renewal of baptismal promises following the homily. That made more sense to us, especially given the reference in the old Rite of Marriage. It probably makes more sense at ordinations than the Litany of Saints. Leave the litany for the Rite of Baptism.

For the Nuptial Mass, the Penitential Act is still omitted, but the Gloria is prescribed. The latter remains a difficulty for couples who wed at a liturgy without many active Catholics. Recitation is more deadly than a solo, and it remains one musical moment that is overshadowed by its surroundings.

Otherwise, any thoughts? What have you readers heard on this?


About catholicsensibility

Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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One Response to A New Marriage Order

  1. FrMichael says:

    I didn’t even know– though I suspected– that a revised OM was in the works. Wait and see.

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