Fascinating interview with Cardinal Sarah

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Tom_Neal
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Fascinating interview with Cardinal Sarah

Post by Tom_Neal » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:29 pm

The interview appeared in the 12th June 2015 edition of L’Osservatore Romano. In the interview, Cardinal Robert Sarah, who was appointed prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship by Pope Francis last year, called for a more faithful implementation of the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. He lamented misinterpretations of its teaching on “active participation,” and suggested an appendix to the Roman Missal that might better manifest the continuity of the extraordinary and ordinary forms of the celebration of the Mass.

Here is a link: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/hea ... ryid=25239

Here are some particularly note-worthy points, some of which relate to discussions taking place elsewhere on the SSG forum:

To speak of a ‘celebrating community’ is not without ambiguity and requires real caution. The participatio actuosa [active participation] should not therefore be understood as the need to do something. On this point the teaching of the Council has often been distorted. It is instead to let Christ take us and associate us with his sacrifice.

“It is entirely consistent with the conciliar constitution, it is indeed opportune that, during the rite of penance, the singing of the Gloria, the orations, and the Eucharistic prayer, everyone, priest and faithful, should turn together towards the East, to express their will to participate in the work of worship and of redemption accomplished by Christ,” he continued. “This manner of doing things could opportunely be put into place in cathedrals, where liturgical life must be exemplary.”

“It would be wrong to consider the extraordinary form of the Roman rite as coming from another theology,” he said. To manifest that the ordinary form and the extraordinary form are “in continuity and without opposition,” it would be “desirable” that there be an appendix in an upcoming edition of the Roman Missal that would permit celebrants in the ordinary form to use the penitential rite and the offertory of the extraordinary form.

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Re: Fascinating interview with Cardinal Sarah

Post by Southern Comfort » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:06 pm

Suggest you look at this thread for a discussion of this topic:
http://www.praytellblog.com/index.php/2015/06/12/cardinal-sarah-on-active-participation-latin-reverence-and-bringing-back-the-old-offertory-prayers/

The unfortunate Cardinal Sarah does not exactly have liturgical credentials. I don't think too many people are taking this seriously.

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