Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Another Quote From Sacramentum Caritatis

"This relationship between creed and worship is evidenced in a particular way by the rich theological and liturgical category of beauty. Like the rest of Christian Revelation, the liturgy is inherently linked to beauty: it is veritatis splendor. The liturgy is a radiant expression of the paschal mystery, in which Christ draws us to himself and calls us to communion…"

FYI: There's a permanent link in the Vatican section of the sidebar. Have a look. There are a lot of new links in the Resources section, too.
UPDATE: Fr. Martin Fox, of Piqua, has some good remarks at Bonfire of the Vanities. Here's a quote, but follow the link and read the whole post.
"Some wonder why I asked you to learn some prayers in Latin. I reiterate: Vatican II said to do it; so did Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, and now Pope Benedict XVI. This is not “going back,” it’s continuing to embrace our tradition, rather than leaving it behind."
What worries me is the potential use of scare tactics by the people who want to force a 60's/70's form of freeform liturgy on a Church that, by and large, doesn't want it. No one is talking about returning everything to Latin Tridentine. What's being discussed is the use of the great heritage of the Church to enrich an evolving liturgy.

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