Friday, February 21, 2014

What is Liturgy? What is authentic reform?

I believe it was Louis Bouyer (convert, priest, liturgist, theologian, advisor at the council) who once commented that the greatest tragedy of the  liturgical movement in the last half of the twentieth century was that it forced us all to become liturgists. Which only makes the joke about liturgists all the more...pointed. (“What's the difference between a liturgist and a terrorist? You can negotiate with a terrorist”)  All that being said, the question of liturgy, and how it should be done or look is always a sensitive one, and rightly so, for it strikes at what the council fathers said is the source and summit of the Christian life (II Vatican. Lumen gentium, 11).

So, with all that being said, I offer for your consideration the following articles from learned individuals.

First from a Fr. Thomas Kocik.
Second, a contemplation and continuation on the first by a Mr. Peter Kwasnieswski.

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