martedì 28 aprile 2009

Canizares Llovera: grazie a O'Donoghue che denuncia certe ombre della liturgia.

Il Prefetto della Congregazione per il Culto Divino con una lettera elogia il lavoro che il vescovo di Lancaster, mons. O'Donoghue, ha pubblicato lo scorso 27 Agosto: una guida pratica per vivere gli insegnamenti del vaticano II nella quale brilla un magistero decisamente benedettiano. In queste pagine 92 pagine, tenendo sempre ben presente l'ermeneutica della riforma nella continuità di Benedetto XVI, si sfidano apertamente le interpretazioni errate dei principali documenti del Concilio sulla Liturgia, la Rivelazione, la Chiesa, e la Chiesa nel mondo. In particolare, come tiene a sottolineare il Cardinale, si esamina lo stato della liturgia e si denunciano le " 'ombre' che hanno ostacolato la celebrazione della Liturgia nel corso degli ultimi anni".

Patrick O'Donoghue

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"Cardinal Llovera, recently appointed Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has written to Bishop Patrick O’Donoghue to personally thank him for his examination of the state of Liturgy in Fit for Mission? Church.

The Congregation for Divine Worship’s letter praising Fit for Mission? Church joins four others commending Bishop Patrick’s document from Vatican Congregations and Pontifical Councils, including Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Congregation for Clergy, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and the Pontifical Council for the Family.

Cardinal Llovera particularly highlights Bishop O’Donoghue’s identification of the ‘shadows cast over the reform of the liturgy since the Second Vatican Council:

‘This Congregation is grateful for Your Lordship referring to many of the “shadows” which have hampered the celebration of the Liturgy in recent years, and your noting the need for the light of Obedience to be shone particularly on the celebration of the Liturgy as priests and people “do not have an illusory liberty by which we think we may do what we wish” ‘ (Fit for Mission? Church, p.54).

The Prefect goes on to express the Congregation’s gratitude to Bishop Patrick for ‘repeating your expectation that all within your Diocese follow the requisite liturgical norms’.

Regarding the Cardinal’s assessment of the whole of Fit for Mission? Church, he writes:

‘The thorough-going consideration of this document, its professional presentation and the overall desire of Your Lordship’s publication to address some of the issues that confront the Church not only in Your Lordship’s Diocese, but also within England generally, make Fit for Mission? Church a timely read’.

Bishop O’Donoghue, who retires in 3 weeks time, prepares this week to meet Pope Benedict XVI in Rome and will update him personally of the impact of the Fit for Mission? Initiative. The Bishop will also tell the Holy Father of the publication, by the Catholic Truth Society, later this week (15 April) of the final Fit for Mission document Fit for Mission? Marriage Preparation Course. Today Bishop O’Donoghue had the following comment to offer:

“In the weeks leading up to the launch of my new document, Fit for Mission? Marriage: A Preparation Course I have been greatly encouraged by Cardinal Llovera’s commendation of my previous work on Liturgy. The Sacred Liturgy is always the life-blood of the Church, which must always be treated as a precious encounter between the life of God and the life of His people.

My concern is that in a Church where many lapsed and even non-believing Catholics present themselves and their children for the sacraments – for whatever reason – that the sacraments should not be cheapened or treated with disrespect, no matter how unintentionally.

Fit for Mission? Marriage sets out to respect the divine truths communicated by the Rite of Marriage and to respect the couple’s stage of Faith development. It is my hope that the approach pioneered in my Marriage Preparation Course might serve as a template for future sacramental preparation programmes that seek to meet the challenges of the New Evangelisation”.

Fonte Thanks to Fr Paul Harrison

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