Tag Archives: liturgical reform

Liturgical worship… priestly vocations… Is what we are doing working or not?

I had mentioned that I was re-reading Robert Hugh Benson’s prophetic Lord of the World.  I finished it yesterday. US HERE – UK HERE
Just as I finished it, I found these things.
First, I want to preface with this: When you are on a journey towards a … Continue reading

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Another young person’s reaction to Pope Francis about liturgical reform

A young woman at my home parish, St. Agnes in St. Paul, MN, penned a piece for the National Catholic Register in reaction to Pope Francis’ recent curious statements about liturgical reform.
As you may recall, the Pope (or, better, his ghost writer) … Continue reading

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Eyewitness account of struggle over post-Conciliar liturgical reform, which “reversed” centuries

I think that some day many more people will know about the life and work of the late French Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre.  He, a Holy Ghost Father, was a great missionary in Africa whose influence is still strongly felt there. … Continue reading

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UPDATE: English translation of Memoirs of Louis Bouyer

The English translation of The Memoirs of Louis Bouyer: From Youth and Conversion to Vatican II, the Liturgical Reform, and After has finally been produced.  UK click HERE
Soon after it was put on sale, it because unavailable.  Apparently the supply chain was … Continue reading

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Card. Brandmüller on the liturgical reform of Vatican II

Our friends at Rorate noticed a piece at Vatican Insider in which His Eminence Walter Card. Brandmüller expressed himself about the Novus Ordo, aka “the Mass of Paul VI” and “the Ordinary Form”.   He says what we know is true … Continue reading

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Card. Burke on Summorum Pontificum and worship as the key to reform. Fr. Z rants and agrees.

His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke, in this video interview with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN, in commenting on Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum speaks to something that I have been harping on incessantly for years.
I have been saying that we must revitalize … Continue reading

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Bp. Sample on Liturgical Reform – audio of interview

His Excellency Most Reverend Alex Sample, Bishop of Marquette, has something to say about liturgical reform. This is an interview from Catholic Answers.
Bp. Sample stresses a “hermeneutic of continuity”.
I am not entirely on board with His Excellency (an old friend … Continue reading

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The intent of the liturgical reform?

A reader sent this.
Would that this Pope were heeded — and would that he heeded his own advice!
Paul VI on Liturgical Reform
The proper implementation of the Constitution on the Liturgy [Sacrosanctum Concilium] requires of you that the “new” and the … Continue reading

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Filipino Archbishop really seems to understand Pope Benedict

Our friends at Rorate found an extended piece from UCANews (you might remember the liturgical opinions of its editor).  You will want to read this whole thing, but here it is with my emphases and comments:
The liturgical renewal I would … Continue reading

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“using the victims of clerical child abuse to fight internal political battles”

Some analysis from the UK by Damian Thompson with my emphases and comments:

Some liberal Catholics are thinking: It’s payback time, Ratzinger!
By Damian Thompson
There is still no good evidence that Pope Benedict XVI is seriously implicated in the atrocious child … Continue reading

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A “Crunchy Con” liturgical essay… rereading that baptist minister’s remarks on worship

Some hours back I posted an interesting piece by a baptist minister which has been getting some play in the blogosphere.
On a site called Crunchy Con there is a reaction to the experience this baptist minister had.
A "crunchy con" … Continue reading

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