– Vol. VIII, No. 7: October 2002
Table of Contents
Cardinal Arinze to Head CDW — Nigerian prelate brings unique perspective, experience, to the Holy See’s worship congregation — Cardinal Francis Arinze, 69, was appointed prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on October 2. by Helen Hull Hitchcock
Cardinal Arinze – Letter to Presidents of Bishops’ Conferences on the Spirituality of Dialogue — Excerpts from the cardinal’s letter emphasize that for Catholics, exchange of ideas or opinions ("dialogue") among different religions must always be based firmly on the fundamental truth of the Christian faith.
News – Noted liturgist-editor dies: work helped "shape" parish liturgies — Woe to me if I integrate not thy native values… — Tonalities — Four receive awards for "contributions to pastoral liturgy" — Sacred Language "gratuitous"
Restoring Sacred Time — How the Liturgical Year deepens Catholic faith. – Introduction to Ceremonies of the Liturgical Year According to the Modern Roman Rite, a new book by Monsignor Peter Elliott – reprint with permission of Ignatius Press.
The book is a "manual for clergy and all involved in liturgical ministries" as a guide to the most important moments of the Church year from its beginning at Advent, through Christmas, Holy Week, and Corpus Christi to the solemnity of Christ the King.
Revised Adaptations to the Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani for the Church in the United States – Adaptations effective April 25, 2002. (An amended translation of the Institutio will be introduced at the November 2002 meeting of the USCCB for the bishops’ debate and vote.)
The Conflict Over Reverence — No-kneeling orders cause consternation, grief
Catholics feel "manipulated, and torn between their desire to be obedient to their priest or bishop and their desire to show reverence for Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament". by Helen Hull Hitchcock
Psalm 95 — Invitatory Psalm
Readers’ Forum for October 2002 — On Post-1965 Songs — Taize and Labyrinths — Books use wrong version of the Bible — No kneeling? What are we to do? — What about bells? — Does the "Children’s Mass" justify changing words? — Does unity mean "togetherness"? — Eucharist for the sick — Kneeling, genuflecting at Adoration — What kind of liturgical influences? — Thin soup — Where’s the New IGMR? — Placement of altar candles — Omit the Kyrie? — The Lord’s Prayer Doxology — Book of Gospels — About Lectors
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.