Apr 15, 2002

Online Edition – Vol. VIII, No. 2: April 2002

Table of Contents

Holy Father Receives New Roman Missal Revised rules for Mass now official; await adaptation, translation. — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

USCCB’s proposals for American adaptations to the Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani (Summary of proposed changes submitted to Holy See in November 2001.)

"Why don’t they want us to kneel at Mass?" Discussion of kneeling includes Scripture references to kneeling in Old and New Testaments — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

Leading Benedictine Liturgist dies at 93 Father Godfrey Diekmann, OSB, influenced post-conciliar liturgical reform. — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

Pope John XXIII – Apostolic Constitution, Veterum Sapientia On the Promotion of the Study of Latin, February 22, 1962

Opera Artis Decree on the Care of the Church’s Historical and Artistic Heritage — Congregation for the Clergy – April 11, 1971

Readers’ Forum (Includes Sample letter from April issue, English "Gloria" found wanting

News Latin Not Dead Yet — Enthusiasm for study jams web site — Archbishop wins "Common Ground" honor — "Shared Thoughts" on a better and stronger Church — ICEL secretary resigns — New consultants appointed — Campion College’s progress overcomes setback — Sed contra

Pope John Paul II – The Demands of the Cross of Christ On Palm Sunday, March 24, Pope John Paul II directed his homily to youth.



Helen Hull Hitchcock

Helen Hull Hitchcock (1939-2014) was editor of the <em>Adoremus Bulletin</em>, which she co-founded. She was also the founding director of Women for Faith & Family and editor of its quarterly journal, Voices. She published many articles and essays in a wide range of Catholic journals, and authored and edited <em>The Politics of Prayer: Feminist Language and the Worship of God</em> (Ignatius Press 1992), a collection of essays on issues involved in translation. She contributed essays to several books, including <em>Spiritual Journeys</em>, a book of “conversion stories” (Daughters of St. Paul). Helen lectured in the US and abroad, and appeared frequently on radio and television, representing Catholic teaching on issues affecting Catholic women, families, and Catholic faith and worship.