Will Francis restore our liturgy?

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Will Francis restore our liturgy?

Post by Nick Baty » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:24 pm

I am becoming the number one fan of Francis, Bishop of Rome.

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Re: Will Francis restore our liturgy?

Post by musicus » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:32 pm

Inevitably, another point of view: http://www.praytellblog.com/index.php/2 ... e-worship/

Here's the link that has prompted this: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/ ... nted-soon/

It's all speculation, of course. Today - the Solemnity of SS Peter and Paul - had been thought a good day to make the announcement.
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Re: Will Francis restore our liturgy?

Post by Ian Coleman » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:39 am

No need! Like an ancient cathedral, it (or parts of it) are continually being restored...

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Re: Will Francis restore our liturgy?

Post by Nick Baty » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:55 am

Good analogy. Sadly, part of the building was destroyed three years ago and will take some serious rebuilding.

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Re: Will Francis restore our liturgy?

Post by JW » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:26 am

Not sure that speculating does much good. There's much too much speculation (and not only regarding religious issues) in our culture - look at any issue of 'Newsnight'. As far as I'm concerned speculation is an entertainment, sometimes fun but more often having damaging consequences. We tend to consider it our human right to nose into everything and anything.

This Pope has said quite a bit but, to date, has done very little. The strapline quote from the Pope on the Vatican website today is "A Christian is never bored or sad. (My italics.) Rather, the one who loves Christ is full of joy and radiates joy." What about the unemployed, the housebound, the hungry, the prisoner, the bereaved, and all those others struggling to carry the cross which has been allocated to them? This quote excludes me from Christianity because there are times when I am bored or sad, sometimes both at the same time. It also cuts across the sentiments of many of the psalms ("Lord, relent! is your anger for ever? Show pity to your servants" Ps. 89). Should we speculate that this quote means that Pope Francis would like to see our liturgies always full of joy and radiating joy along the lines of Evangelical worship? I think not.

Let's just wait and see what the Pope actually does.
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