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To: Salvation
I didn't find it either. But I did find this.

This document is not very encouraging! The Holy Father starts out well:

"The subject on which I would like to reflect with you further today is the pastoral care of the liturgy and sacraments, taking into account the essential role every Bishop and the Episcopal Conferences have in this area, as I recalled in my Apostolic Letter for the 25th anniversary of the Council's Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium, (4 December 1988, nn. 20-21)."

However, in the next paragraph, he says:

"The liturgy, which expresses the Church's proper nature and is a source for the mission, is given to us by the Church herself to glorify God: thus its laws, which should be respected by distinguishing the different roles carried out by ordained ministers and by lay people. Whatever directs believers to God, what gathers them and what unites them with one another and with all the other assemblies should be given priority. "

You know as well as I that statements of this sort are easily spun, by the moderninsts like Mahony, Clark and the bsp of Cleveland, into whatever "they" believe it to mean. That statement could easily become a ringing endorsement for liturgical dance, or other abuses.

23 posted on 06/12/2003 9:38:29 AM PDT by NYer (Laudate Dominum)
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To: NYer
Since the meeting is in Dallas and now Rod Dreher lives there, why don't you contact him? Also, you should maybe forward this thread to the blogspot of Mark Shea - tons of people read his stuff and I have seen Rod Dreher post there often.
25 posted on 06/12/2003 9:59:42 AM PDT by american colleen
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To: NYer
**You know as well as I that statements of this sort are easily spun, by the moderninsts like Mahony, Clark and the bsp of Cleveland, into whatever "they" believe it to mean. That statement could easily become a ringing endorsement for liturgical dance, or other abuses.**

Spinning ad infinitum!
49 posted on 06/12/2003 11:26:40 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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