Posts Tagged ‘Liturgy’

Modern liturgy is disastrous and causes schism Comments 1

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Modern liturgy causes “disaster, devastation and schism”, says Cardinal Robert Sarah. Sarah told the 18th Cologne International Liturgical Conference that rather than bring the liturgy up to date, Vatican II destroyed the Church’s “mystical essence”. In his opinion the church has “abandoned her Christian roots” since the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), where reforms brought the church Read more

Pa Henare Tate R.I.P Comments 0

Monday, April 3rd, 2017
Pa Henare

Groups have begun to gather at Motuti marae to mourn Pā Henare Arekatea Tate, who passed away on Saturday at Rawene Hospital at he age of 79. He had retired to his home of Motuti early in 2008 and had been suffering from cancer for some time. Pa Henare was born in Rawene and affiliates to Te Read more

A hope for liturgical texts that are both accurate and speak to the heart Comments 2

Monday, March 27th, 2017
liturgical texts

The New Zealand bishops agree that translations of liturgical texts should be 100 per cent accurate. But they are concerned that the existing rules for translating the texts, contained in Liturgiam Authenticam,  produced texts that impose latin syntax on contemporary english. “We believe that some modification to the principles of liturgical translation as imposed by Liturgiam Authenticam could produce liturgical translations that could speak more easily Read more

Find Mass boring? Good! Comments 0

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Praying through the tedium at Mass can be a more authentic way of sharing the divine life. As citizens of late modern life, we seek to avoid boredom. We alleviate the stillness of a quiet moment by turning to our smartphones. We delight in the arrival of new emails, fresh stories and notifications from social Read more

Mass translation rules to be reviewed but expectations of change modest Comments 1

Friday, February 10th, 2017

There are reports that Pope Francis has set up a commission to review of Liturgiam Authenticam. This decree provided the principles that guided the recent translations of liturgical texts. The report in America Magazine states the commission will also examine what level of decentralisation is desirable in the church on matters such as this. But Read more

Mass in the colour of your choice Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Many people may not be familiar with the Catholic tradition of celebrating the accomplishments of specific professions with a Mass and naming that celebration after an associated colour. The Church has the Blue Mass for law enforcement professionals, the Red Mass for those involved in the legal profession — and now the Gold Mass, for Read more

Music ministry conference a success Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The first weekend in October saw Catholics converge on Christchurch for a music ministry conference. Earlier this year, Christchurch diocese was offered some formation from its own Catholic Youth Team (CYT). Catholics involved in school and parish music were invited to register for Exalt, a weekend of music workshops, time for Mass, adoration, along with free-form worship. Feedback was positive from six of the conference participants. Read more

Cardinal Dew appointed to Congregation for Divine Worship Comments 0

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
Congregation for Divine Worship

New Zealand will now have a voice when the liturgy is discussed in Rome. Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, has been appointed to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. The congregation deals with liturgical questions and the celebration of the sacraments. Dew is one of 27 new appointees named by the Read more

Huge gap separates Pope Francis from liturgical tradionalists Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

From the moment Pope Francis was elected on March 13, 2013 it was clear that a huge gap separated him from the so-called Catholic traditionalists – on liturgy, ecclesiology, ecumenism, moral theology and the Church’s social doctrine. Despite their constant attacks against him, the pope showed a remarkable restraint towards the traditionalists – and not Read more

Pope tells liturgy chief what is and isn’t the norm at Mass Comments 4

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Pope Francis has expressly told the Vatican’s liturgy chief that the extraordinary form of the Mass should not be the norm. Francis met with Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, on July 10. This followed comments by the cardinal at a liturgy conference in London last week. Cardinal Sarah invited Read more