Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Foretaste of Wisdom: Liturgical History and the Novus Ordo

The Legacy of Joseph Ratzinger?

Two new books from Ignatius Press:

Joseph Ratzinger Collected Works, Theology of the Liturgy
This major volume is a collection of the writings of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) on the theology of the Liturgy of the Church, a subject of preeminence to him as a theologian, professor and spiritual writer. It brings together all his writings on the subject, short and long, giving his views on liturgical matters and questions over many years and from various perspectives.

He chose to have his writings on the Liturgy for the first volume published of his collected works (though listed as vol. 11) because, as he says in the Introduction: "The liturgy of the Church has been for me since my childhood the central reality of my life, and it became the center of my theological efforts. I chose fundamental theology as my field because I wanted first and foremost to examine thoroughly the question: Why do we believe? But also included from the beginning in this question was the other question of the right response to God and, thus, the question of the liturgy."

Pope Benedict Sets the Course by Gero P. Weishaupt
The Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI and the Explanatory Letter to the Bishops

Dr. Anthony P. Andres on Chance

TAC: Lecture, Dr. Anthony P. Andres: “Does God Play Dice With The World?”