Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The USCCB Worship-Gang: Making It Up As They Go

Sometimes it's better not to know what USCCB is up to.

The USCCB has released a series of mostly useful bulletin inserts to catechize the faithful in advance of next fall's introduction of the corrected translation of the Roman Missal. The key word is mostly. The insert on the much misunderstood topic of "liturgical participation," which I found in a bulletin over the weekend, is terrible, claiming Catholics have a "duty" to participate in the lay "ministries" at Mass, e.g., bringing up the gifts, serving as a reader, volunteering as an Extraordinary Minister.

What balderdash these desk-weenies write! Evidently there's too much budget out there...

Actuosa participatio is first, most, and always conforming oneself to Christ in prayer, praise, and sacrifice. All the rest is nice, perhaps (if somewhere between helpful and silly).

HT: Ten Reasons


Badger Catholic said...


Terrence Berres said...

Did I miss mention of participation in dramatic readings and liturgical dance?

Dad29 said...

Not to worry, Terry.

You'll have those opportunities, b/c parish pastors will do whatever they please, anyway.