Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Catholic Answers takes up the liturgical cause

Catholic Answers is making an appeal right now to try to help promote Sacramentum Caritatis and to assist in the restoration of a more traditional ethos to the sacred liturgy in our parishes.

A worthwhile cause for certain. (And folks, let's recall, before one notes that this is only one phase of a deeper reform that we think needs to happen, let's recall that it is the beginning phase and a very important one.)

From the page:

"The “sense of sacred” and the mystery of the Mass have been tragically lost in many Catholic parishes these days—precisely because the liturgy isn’t being celebrated correctly.

"As a result, millions of Catholics—and especially our Catholic children—are growing up without a proper understanding of the holy sacrifice and what it could and should mean in their daily lives.

"There’s an old Latin saying—“Lex orandi, lex credendi”—which, loosely translated, means “the way you pray affects the way you believe.” So if the Mass is celebrated in a casual, lackadaisical, worldly, “people-pleasing” way, it stands to reason that there will be a weaker understanding of what the Mass really is—and thus a weakening of people’s faith, particularly their belief in the Real Presence. (Again, this is especially true for our children.)"

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