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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