Thursday, April 17, 2008

Snippets from Cdl. Arinze

The Cardinal appeared at the U. of Dallas and a busy student took notes.

A couple pertinent to liturgy, an area within the Cardinal's competence:

“The liturgy is a gift we receive, not a product we produce.”

“We cannot reduce the liturgical celebration to a recreational social gathering.”

“The music in Mass should elevate the mind to God. That’s not to say guitars don’t elevate the mind, but if they draw people away from the Holy, then they must be examined and studied more closely.”

That last one will draw fire from the fire-breathing Rightists--but the context is clear, no?

He also had a great deal to say about evangelization--all of which is worthwhile, of course.

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