Saturday, October 28, 2006

Cardinal Arinze on liturgical abuses

From our wonderful and learned friends at The New Liturgical Movement:

In France, Cardinal Arinze decries liturgical abuses Oct. 27 (CWNews.com) - The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship spoke out sharply against liturgical abuses during an October 26 presentation in Paris. Speaking at the Catholic Institute of Paris, Cardinal Francis Arinze (bio - news) decried the "banalization, desacralization, and secularization of the liturgy." He rebuked priests who take an "overtly egocentric" approach to the liturgy, violating the norms of the Church. And he also criticized priests whose "false humility" leads them to "share their role with the laity."

Redemptionis Sacramentum on abuses in the liturgy to be AVOIDED is obviously a document (a) very few Australia priests have read: (b) very few Australian priests give a hoot about. In any other organisation, not following rules would mean...

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