Skip to comments.Pope Francis calls for renewed commitment to Vatican IIís Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
Posted on 02/22/2014 5:54:38 AM PST by ebb tide
Pope Francis has issued a message on the occasion of a symposium devoted to the 50th anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Second Vatican Councils Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.
Stating that the anniversary evokes sentiments of gratitude for the profound and widespread renewal of liturgical life made possible by the conciliar Magisterium, to the glory of God and the edification of the Church, the Pope called for a renewal in the commitment to receive and implement the documents teaching in a fuller manner.
Pope Francis said that the Constitution and the postconciliar Magisterium have made us better understand the liturgy in light of divine revelation and said that Christ is the protagonist of every liturgical celebration. Quoting the Constitution, Pope Francis said that in the liturgy the whole public worship is performed by the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, that is, by the Head and His members.
Citing St. Pauls Letter to the Romans, the Pontiff then spoke of the importance of true spiritual worship in which the faithful offer themselves as a living sacrifice. A liturgy detached from spiritual worship, he said, might seem almost magical and have an empty aestheticism. Citing Pope Benedict XVI, he added that the liturgy transforms Christians from within.
At the conclusion of his message, which was addressed to the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Pope Francis called for a renewed willingness to move forward on the path indicated by the conciliar fathers, because much still remains to be done for a correct and complete assimilation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.
Could he please resign too?
He appears to have hopped eagerly into the shoes of Pope JPII, with Benedict XVI relegated to an unfortunate digression (see “Peter, Lovest Thou Me?” by Abbe Daniel Le Roux).
“Who are you to judge”.
Not every observation is a “judgement”. If I had compared Francis to JPII in a positive light, I suspect there would be no issue among those desperate to approve of his every word and action.
Francis and JP2 are identical in doctrinal matters. It never changes because the Bible never changes. People change, the word of God never does. The truth revealed in sacred scripture is eternal. The Bible does not conform to what people want, it’s the other way around.
"Sharing our experience in carrying that cross, to expel the illness within our hearts, which embitters our life: it is important that you do this in your meetings. Those that are Christian, with the Bible, and those that are Muslim, with the Quran. The faith that your parents instilled in you will always help you move on.
Why are you showing me a picture of JP2 holding the Koran?
It’s a mystery.
Ah, thank you. Yes, St JP II, patron saint of false religions.
Without question, those last few exchanges between BlatherNaut, Piusv and NKP_Vet were priceless. But Im saddened when I think of how many more, equally sincere Catholics, are as confused about Catholic dogma as those that come on this site. Like the progressive (low information) voters in the political world, they refuse to peak around their blinders and accept everything thats fed to them as being gospel. Its tragic.
Unfortunately, this ignorance of Catholic dogma is not at all limited to the laity, and thats the problem. Perhaps if it were Id feel more encouraged than I often do. The Modernist bishops (and popes), with the help of the secular media, have so spread this heretical doctrine over the years since Vatican II that recovery appears near impossible. Surely these clerics will have a great deal to answer for in the next life. To whom much is given, much is expected.
Once again, I think you're confusing doctrine with dogma. Church doctrine has been changed quite often since the Second Vatican Council.
Pope Paul VI overruled Pope Pius V's Bull Quo Primum.
Pope John Paul II, overruled himself, when he violated his own
It is not permitted that the faithful should themselves pick up the consecrated bread and the sacred chalice, still less that they should hand them from one to another.
There are, of course, various roles that women can perform in the liturgical assembly: these include reading the Word of God and proclaiming the intentions of the Prayer of the Faithful. Women are not, however, permitted to act as altar servers.
This instruction, prepared by the Sacred Congregation for the Sacraments and Divine Worship, was approved on April 17,1980, by the Holy Father, John Paul II, who confirmed it with his own authority and ordered it to be published and to be observed by all concerned.
And Pope Francis flaunts doctrine by washing women's feet on Holy Thursday and violating Pope Benedict's Summorum Pontificum in his unjust punishment of the Franciscans of the Immaculate.
Francis' motto should be," Rules are made to be broken".
And speaking of the Bible never changes, how did we end up with a New American Bible? What happened to the old, non-American Bible?
We will definitely need divine intervention to get us out of the post-Vatican II mess. I wonder whether I’ll see it in my lifetime though.