Nov 15, 2003

Online Edition – Vol. IX, No. 8: November 2003

Table of Contents

Highlights of the Liturgical Renewal Cardinal Arinze’s Address to FDLC — The keynote address at the national convention of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC) was given October 8 by the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacrament, Cardinal Francis Arinze. — by Francis Cardinal Arinze

New ICEL Statutes Signal Coming Changes Unusual meeting prepares way for Missal in English — "Everything now appears to be in place for an accurate and beautiful English translation of the new Roman Missal…" — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

News – Views Retro-fiends and Taliban –"A Time to Create, A Time to Recover"

Bishop Trautman to Liturgists: "Keep up your courage"Doctrine Committee chairman urges liturgists to resist "pullbacks", "reform of the reform" Coworkers in the Liturgical Ministry of Christ" was the title of Erie Bishop Donald Trautman’s acceptance speech on October 10, as he received the annual Frederick A. McManus Award from the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC) at the organization’s national meeting in San Antonio.

What Have We Done to Our Children?How Catholic children became guinea-pigs for liturgical experiments — From the distance of three decades, it is by now clear that children’s "needs" were often used as an excuse for breaking the rules. — by Susan Benofy

Readers’ Forum — November 2003 — Omitting the Gloria — Abolishing the Soloist — Where Have The Organists Gone? — Bishops Must Lead by Example — Who Are We Receiving? — How to Get the GIRM — Woman Homilist? — Can We Sing Marian Hymns at Mass? — Observing the Rules? — Roman Missal Translation — Unauthorized Texts for Mass

About that Orans PostureWhat is it? What does the GIRM say? Can a bishop require it? — Many AB Readers have been asking about the orans posture during the Our Father (orans means praying; here it referrs to the gesture of praying with uplifted hands, as the priest does during various parts of the Mass).



Cardinal Francis Arinze