Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bp. Slattery on Liturgy

One graf from a speech he gave:

All of this leads me to an important consideration regarding the necessity of receiving the liturgy from the Church, rather than inventing it afresh Sunday after Sunday, or having our liturgy committees cobble it together like industrious shoemakers. I would like to propose that the most important thing we can do to foster and authentic liturgy, the most important thing we can do to implement the vision of the Second Vatican Council, is to return to the notion of a received liturgy, a liturgical that comes to us in place and properly arranged, without the need of our creativity or ingenuity to be successfully celebrated.

More excerpts at this link, which also has a link to the entire speech.


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