Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sacrosanctum Concilium and the Reform of the Liturgy

Readers may be interested in knowning that the 2006 Fellowship of Catholic Scholars conference, which was on the topic of "Sacrosanctum Concilium and the Reform of the Liturgy", has now been published in book form -- though at present, I cannot find any facility for ordering the title; you may wish to watch the website of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.

The conference brought together a number of individuals that will be recognized by our readers -- including the late Fr. Chrysogonus Waddell, OCSO -- most of which would fall into one or another of the reform of the reform schools.

The papers delivered at that conference were as follows, will which give you a sense of the contents of the publication in question:

Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments: To the Heart of the Mystery

Father Samuel Weber, OSB (Wake Forest University): Singing the New English Liturgy. Continuing the Plainsong Tradition

Father Chrysogonus Waddell, OSCO (Gethesemani Abbey): Sacred Music in a 12th century Monastery -- Any Lessons for Us Nowadays?

Susan Treacy (Ave Maria University): The Music of Cosmic Liturgy: How the Vision of Benedict XVI's Vision for Sacred Music Might Sound in an American Parish

James Hitchcock (St. Louis University): Sacrosanctum Concilium and the Recovery of the Sacred

Denis McNamara (Liturgical Institute, Chicago): Image as Sacrament: Rediscovering Liturgical Art

Duncan Stroik (Notre Dame School of Architecture): Domus Dei et Domus Ecclesia: the Church Building as a Sacred Place

Father Paul Mankowski, SJ (Pontifical Biblical Institute): Language in Biblical Translation

Kenneth Whitehead: Learning How to Do Liturgical Translations

Monsignor James Moroney (Exec. Dir., Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy Secretariat): In Pursuit of an Ars Celebrandi: Presuppositions and Possibilities

Helen Hull Hitchcock (Adoremus): Beginning the 'New Era of Liturgical Renewal'

Monsignor Stuart Swetland (Mount St. Mary's, Emmitsburg): Liturgy and Social Justice

Russell Shaw (Author, Journalist): Liturgy, Laity and the Sacramental Sense

As more information becomes available, the NLM will let you know, and hopefully we shall also have an opportunity to provide a review for you.

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