New consultors to the CDWDS

From VIS we learn that the Holy Father has appointed new consultors to the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.

I will highlight a few who will be particularly good.

Hopefully the Anglophones will be able to provide some balance and good contributions even during the process of reworking the English translation of the Roman Missal.

Some people are whining that Rome is making changes to the translation submitted by the conferences of bishops.

I will opine more about this someday.

In the meantime…


Il Santo Padre Benedetto XVI ha nominato Consultori della Congregazione per il Culto Divino e la Disciplina dei Sacramenti i Reverendi: Mons. José Aparecido Gonçalves de ALMEIDA, Sotto-Segretario del Pontificio Consiglio per i Testi Legislativi; P. Dieter BÖHLER, S.I., docente presso la Facoltà Teologica Sankt-Georgen, Frankfurt (Germania); Sac. Nicola BUX, del clero dell’Arcidiocesi di Bari-Bitonto, docente presso l’Istituto di Teologia Ecumenico-Patristica Greco-Bizantina San Nicola, Bari (Italia); P. Joseph CAROLA, S.I., docente presso la Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma; Sac. José Manuel Garcia CORDEIRO, Rettore del Pontificio Collegio Portoghese e docente presso il Pontificio Istituto Liturgico, Pontificio Ateneo Sant’Anselmo, Roma; Sac. Renato DE ZAN, docente presso il Pontificio Istituto Liturgico, Pontificio Ateneo Sant’Anselmo, Roma; P. Cassian FOLSOM, O.S.B., Priore di Norcia (Italia), Professore Consociato del Pontificio Istituto Liturgico, Pontificio Ateneo Sant’Anselmo, Roma; Sac. Mauro GAGLIARDI, docente presso il Pontificio Ateneo “Regina Apostolorum”, Roma; Sac. Aurelio GARCÍA MACÍAS, del clero dell’Arcidiocesi di Valladolid, Presidente dell’Associazione Spagnola dei Professori di Liturgia (Spagna); Mons. Angelo LAMERI, del clero della Diocesi di Crema (Italia), docente presso la Pontificia Università Lateranense, Roma; Sac. Dennis McMANUS, del clero dell’Arcidiocesi di Mobile, docente presso l’Università Cattolica d’America, Washington (Stati Uniti d’America); Sac. Juan José SILVESTRE, del clero della Prelatura personale dell’Opus Dei, docente presso la Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Roma; P. Ab. Michael John ZIELINSKI, O.S.B. Oliv., Vice Presidente della Pontificia Commissione per i Beni Culturali della Chiesa e della Pontificia Commissione di Archeologia Sacra; Mons. Markus WALSER, Vicario Generale

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  1. First the Holy Father lulls everyone into complacency. Then he does some brick by brick. Then he starts packing the Curia. :)

  2. chonak says:

    I’d also be interested to look for contributions by Abbot Zielinski.

  3. Fr. C says:

    Fr. Joseph Carola was my patristics professor. A great choice!

  4. Tim Ferguson says:

    I notice that Msgr. Markus Walker is Vicar General, but vicar general of what or where?

    Or perhaps has the Holy Father created a wonderful new position of simply “Vicar General” able exercise his vicarious authority always and everywhere. A Vicar General Plenipotentiary. If indeed that is a new post, I may have decided on a new job I want to have…

  5. Prof. Basto says:

    Dear Mr. Ferguson,

    It seems that Mons. Markus Walser is the Vicar General of the See of Vaduz, in the principality of Lichtenstein.

  6. Tim Ferguson says:

    Ah, good to know, thanks Professor. A bit disappointing nonetheless, I was hoping for the creation of the post of Vicarius Generalis Generalis :)

  7. Athanasius says:

    Yay Father Cassian! Probably one of the best appointments on there.

  8. KevinSymonds says:

    Fr. Cassian’s name on that list was only a matter of time. He is truly a wonderful liturgist.


  9. Lorenzo says:

    Fr. Dennis McManus is an EXCELLENT choice as well. He was a formation advisor at Conception Seminary College in Missouri for a brief time before needing to return to DC due to his work. He’s a top notch scholar, excellent human being, and what some would call a “priests-priest.” Definitely a gem to the Church as a whole and I am more than blessed to have known him.

  10. robtbrown says:

    Prof. Basto says:

    It seems that Mons. Markus Walser is the Vicar General of the See of Vaduz, in the principality of Lichtenstein.

    Which was only established a few years ago. Lichtenstein was originally part of the diocese of Chur, whose bishop, Wolfgang Haas (born in Vaduz), was hated by liberal priests and other Swiss bishops. He was simply too Catholic. The bishops would actually speak against him in public.

    Rome’s solution (i.e., Sodano’s) was to split off Lichtenstein as an archdiocese and name Haas as the ordinary.

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