Aparecida 500: Art In Liturgy

It’s interesting that the Aparecida bishops turn their attention to art in liturgy:

500. It is crucial that liturgical celebrations incorporate into their expressions artistic elements that can transform and prepare the assembly for the encounter with Christ. Appreciating the spaces of the existing culture, including the church buildings themselves, is an essential task for evangelizing culture. Along these lines, the creation of Catholic cultural centers should be encouraged. They are especially needed in the poorest areas, where access to culture and augmenting respect for the human is all the more urgent.

The hope is that this is interpreted as more than visual art, but also forms that appeal to the other senses, especially hearing.

For deeper examination, an English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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