Thursday, August 25, 2005

Active Participation

From Hillenbrand Books, a book that looks promising on a very relevant and contentious subject (contentious by means of how it is to be interpreted):

Cardinal Reflections: Active Participation and the Liturgy

By Francis Cardinal Arinze, Jorge Cardinal Medina, Francis Cardinal George, George Cardinal Pell.

In the forty years since Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Church has instituted new liturgical books with new rites, and a liturgy that Catholics can hear and respond to in their own language. Active participation is being examined again in light of recent re-examinations of the new rites. This thought-provoking collection presents four different examinations of the concepts of active participation and the liturgy by four leading contemporary figures in liturgical and sacramental theology today. A thoughtful introduction by Cardinal George Pell leads into the essays by Cardinal Francis Arinze, Cardinal Francis George, and Cardinal Jorge Médina. Each is a leading pastoral voice in the post-Vatican II Church as well as a highly regarded theologian. This book also contains the document Sacrosanctum Concilium.

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