Skip to comments.Pope Set To Return To Traditional Liturgy
Posted on 06/19/2005 9:33:26 PM PDT by Lady In Blue
Pope set to return to traditional liturgy:-
VATICAN CITY | June 19, 2005 5:11:27 AM IST
Pope Benedict XVI wants to restore the traditional ceremonial Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, with Latin instead of the vernacular and Gregorian chants.
Vatican expert Sandro Magister reported in his weekly newsletter Saturday that the pope is expected to replace Archbishop Pietro Marini, his predecessor Pope John Paul II's master of liturgical ceremonies.
Whoever follows Marini will have orders to restore the traditional style and choreography of papal ceremonies in St. Peter's.
Out will go the international Masses so dear to Pope John Paul II's heart, with such innovations as Latin American and African rhythms and even dancing, multi-lingual readings and children in national costumes bringing gifts to the altar.
Pope Benedict wants to return to the Sistine Chapel choirs singing Gregorian chant and the church music of such composers as Claudio Monteverdi from the 17th century. He also wants to revive the Latin Mass.
Archbishop Marini always planned the ceremonies with television in mind, Magister said, and that emphasis will remain. A decade ago the Vatican set up a system for transmitting papal ceremonies world wide via multiple satellites.
check this out!
I hope he fires "Pope Donnie" and reforms the Catholic (so-called) Diocese of Erie.
Prayerfully joyful news!
Vivat Benedictus XVI.
Such as ...?
The fact that much of the Church throughout the Western world is doing its own thing, often in direct defiance of Vatican doctrines.
The fact that so many Catholics regard abortion as OK, and their local churches support them in that view.
I know JPII was always going to be a hard act to follow, but I'm a little disappointed in Benedict so far.
After only a couple of months? The liturgy is one thing and the most important thing because it deals with how we worship GOD! If we can get that right, a lot of other things will fall into place. BTW, it's up to Catholics to read up on their faith and inform their conciences. The Church can't do everything for them.
re-think....Got to rethink!
The restoration of the liturgy is necessary to reigning in the so-called "Spirit of Vatican II." I predict that Mass attendance will improve dramatically now that B16 is going to stop the insanity. The liturgy of Novus Ordo Masses are just too open to abuse. Altar girls, Eucharistic ministers, lay readers, Mass facing the people, no Communion rail, guitars instead of an organ, Communion under both kinds, liturgical dancers, and the responsorial psalm where we have to repeat the same sentence in a monotone like zombies have played a part in driving people away from Mass. If we go back to praying like Catholics, we will eventually go back to believing and behaving like Catholics, too.
I don't feel any less a Catholic because I go to the "new" Mass. I'm sure the Lord thinks no less of me because I speak to Him in Enlish rather than Latin.
It's not the way Mass is said, it's the message (or lack of it) coming from the pulpit that is impacting.
We need a strong, loud, clear Church now.
"I can't help but think there are higher priorities to deal with."
For want of a nail, the shoe was lost...
What this doesn't say is which Mass will be said in Latin.
I don't see the return of traditional Mass at the Vatican as the panacea for the problems the worldwide Church is currently facing.
I only wish it was.
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