about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Category Archives: Liturgicae Instaurationes
We reach the end of the third instruction on the implementation of Sacrosanctum Concilium. 13. In conclusion: it must be remembered that the liturgical reform decided on by the Council affects the universal Church. It thus requires in pastoral meetings … Continue reading
The Consilium announces the end of an open era of liturgical experimentation: 12. Any liturgical experimentation that may seem necessary or advantageous receives authorization from this Congregation alone, in writing, with norms clearly set out, and subject to the responsibility … Continue reading
We have some interesting notes on translation in this section. First, that translation accuracy was indeed a value in 1970: 11. An understanding of the reformed liturgy still demands an intense effort for accurate translations and editions of the revised … Continue reading
Architecture and interior arrangement gets a notice: 10. In applying the reform of the liturgy, bishops should have special concern about the fixed and worthy arrangement of the place of worship, especially the sanctuary, in conformity with the norms set … Continue reading
More from the Consilium on some items which, it seems, still are timely cautions today: 9. The Eucharist is celebrated as a rule in a place of worship. (See GIRM 260.) Apart from cases of real need, as adjudged by … Continue reading
In 1970, Rome gave a “greater latitude” for objects, clothing, and furniture used in liturgy. That has closed down somewhat since. 8. Sacred vessels, vestments, and furnishings are to be treated with proper respect and care. The greater latitude granted … Continue reading
Here’s a snapshot of the state of women’s liturgical ministries in 1970: 7. In conformity with norms traditional in the Church, women (single, married, religious), whether in churches, homes, convents, schools, or institutions for women, are barred from serving the … Continue reading