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Misadventures in Roman Documents

I noticed an effort at CMAA’s forum to duplicate a discussion we had here almost five years ago. Looking at GIRM 30 through 41, the author intends to … (highlight) some issues that would at times vary from what I … Continue reading

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Clarification, and Reform2 Too

Some clarification from the Vatican on Cardinal Sarah. Translation from the Italian is here. From the press release: There are not, therefore, any new liturgical directives beginning next Advent as some have wrongly inferred from the words of Cardinal Sarah, … Continue reading

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Recommending East

Frequent commenter Melody asked about this a bit earlier. I’ve seen it on Facebook and at PrayTell. So a few things come to mind. First, the hosting organization is solidly in the traditional/pre-conciliar camp. So if Cardinal Sarah gets “prolonged … Continue reading

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Authority And Right, But Also Responsibility

New commenter Tony Phillips mentioned this: Paul VI had absolutely no right or authority to make massive changes to the liturgy. On the second point, wrong. Clearly, he had the authority and almost every Catholic bishop endorsed the full program … Continue reading

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Cinquant’anni Dopo 21-22: Rivalries and Critiques

We conclude our examination of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. In the previous paragraphs, he spoke of the need for unity. Here, he picks up on the mainstream/traditionalist divide: In this regard, it is necessary that … Continue reading

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Cinquant’anni Dopo 19-20: Obedience and Unity

Cardinal Robert Sarah hopes for obedience and unity in his June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. But will people have the courage to follow the Council this far? Such an interpretation, illuminated by the faith, is fundamental however for evangelization. … Continue reading

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Cinquant’anni Dopo 17-18: A Mystical Liturgy

We continue our examination of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s June 2015 essay for L’Osservatore Romano. The liturgy is a fundamentally mystical, contemplative reality, and consequently beyond the reach of our human action; even our “participatio” is a grace from God. Therefore … Continue reading

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