Dec 15, 2003

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Online Edition – Vol. IX, No. 9: December 2003 – January 2004

Table of Contents

News – Views CD Offers Jumpstart for the New Missal — Women Leaders Pick Trustworthy Bishops — Los Angeles: No Kneeling During Communion Rite

100th Anniversary of Pope Saint Pius X’s Launch of Liturgy Reform Movement Tra Le Sollecitudini called for revival of Gregorian ChantOne hundred years ago, on the feast of Saint Cecilia, Pope Saint Pius X issued directives on sacred music that gave encouragement and direction to the reform of the Liturgy, in addressing the nature of sacred music appropriate for use at Mass.

Pope John Paul II: Apostolic Letter on Liturgy and Directives on Sacred Music Released –Cardinal George addresses Vatican conference observing 40th anniversary of Vatican II Constitution on the Liturgy Tra Le Sollecitudini and Sacrosanctum Concilium anniversaries observed.

US Bishops’ November Meeting: Documents for Priestless Sundays, Concelebration, Devotions approvedAmong theseveral documents introduced to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at their semi-annual plenary meeting held in Washington, DC, November 10-13, were three documents relating to the Liturgy and worship — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

Vox Clara sees sample translations of the Roman MissalThe Vox Clara committee met for the fourth time…

Cardinal George Addresses Federation of Diocesan Liturgical CommissionExcerpts from the address of Chicago Cardinal Francis George to the FDLC.

Cardinal Arinze: The Reverence Due to the Holy Eucharist — An address given by His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on July 18, 2003 to "The Church Teaches Forum" convention in Louisville, KY.

What Have We Done to Our Children? How Catholic Children became guinea-pigs for liturgical experiments — Part II — Part I of this article discussed the history and contents of the Directory for Masses with Children (DMC). Part II will show how special Eucharistic Prayers for Children’s Masses and a separateLectionary for Masses with Children developed.

Readers’ Forum — December 2003 – January 2004 Sign of Peace — Where is AB’s Comment? — Know a Good Bulletin Service? — Praying — AB Helps Seminarian — Liturgy of the Hours — No Celebration for Holy Father — Restore the Altar Rails! — Keep Missals in the Pews — Prefer English — What Unity? — Should Precious Blood Be Given? — GIRM Workshop — GIRM Source and Other Queries — Bernstein "Mass" — On Marian Hymns at Mass — Really the Last One on Thee & Thou — Is a Church Just a Building? — Approved Bible Versions? — Concluding Doxology — More on Cleveland Posture Directives



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.