Wednesday, August 29, 2007

NLM Dominican rite expert

The NLM is pleased to announce that Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P. is now a formal contributor to the NLM.

Fr. Thompson, as many of you know, is a Dominican who is professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia. He is also extremely knowledgeable on the topic of the Dominican rite -- and is responsible, of course, for the continuing series examining the changes in the Dominican rite just prior to the Council and after it.

The NLM sees part of its mission not only to promote the usus antiquior and reform of the reform as regards the Roman rite, but also to promote the other liturgical rites and uses of the Church, particularly those in the Latin rite tradition.

In that way, we are all very pleased that Nicola De Grandi recently joined us as our resident expert on the Ambrosian rite, and now Fr. Thompson as regards the Dominican rite -- mind you, they are not solely limited to these topics of course.

Hopefully, with due time, more of these rites and uses will be covered, just as we have likewise sought to find contributors in various disciplines, and in various regions of the Catholic world. I think this can be enriching and enlightening for all involved.

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