Monday, October 24, 2005

What the Synod ACTUALLY Said

There are reports from various MSM sources that the Synod of Bishops is 'pleased' with the liturgical reforms which began at the end of the Second Vatican Council.

But that's not exactly what the Synod's document said:

Forty years after the Second Vatican Council we wanted to examine to what extent the mysteries of the faith are adequately expressed and celebrated in our liturgical assemblies. The Synod reaffirms that the Second Vatican Council provided the necessary basis for an authentic liturgical renewal. It is necessary now to cultivate the positive fruits of this reform, and to correct abuses that have crept into liturgical practice. We are convinced that respect for the sacred character of the liturgy is transmitted by genuine fidelity to liturgical norms of legitimate authority. No one should consider himself master of the Church’s liturgy. Living faith that recognizes the presence of the Lord is the first condition for beautiful liturgical celebrations, which give a genuine “Amen” to the glory of God.

The part bolded here is Rome-speak for "we are not really pleased."

HT: Musica Sacra Blog

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