Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Virtue and the Corporal Act

Rorate Caeli: For the record: Francis on the importance of adoration in the liturgy
"Adoration is what is most important: the whole community together look at the altar where the sacrifice is celebrated and adore"

Worship & adoration - chant, ritual and so on should be customary expressions of that interior disposition. And there is also the aesthetic aspect of external worship. If it is not beautiful (founded upon logos - word and reason, not mawkish sentimentality) our reaction when it is associated with God will have deleterious effects. (It may be believed that contemporary liturgical music places a great importance on the lyrics, which often can be criticized for being very poor theologically, but it seems that its adherence to a certain musical style, which supplants the lyrics by its very form, is even more problematic.)
Two Popes, One 'Year of Faith'

Chiesa: Even the Pope Critiques Himself. And Corrects Three Errors
Rorate Caeli: Francis, writing on the Council of Trent, explicitly affirms the authority of the 'hermeneutic of reform in continuity'
Again HUGE news: Pope Francis explicitly endorses Benedict XVI’s “hermeneutic of continuity”
Rome Reports: Pope to Eastern Catholics: Never a Middle East without Christians