Nov 15, 2004

Online Edition

– November 2004

Vol. X, No. 8

Table of Contents

News & Views — International Eucharistic Congress: Seven Conclusions | ICEL Update | Liturgists Still Push for Standing, More "EMs" | USCCB to Vote on Additions to Marriage Ritual, New Spanish Texts

The Organic Development of the LiturgyBook Review– Book: The Organic Development of the Liturgy by Alcuin Reid OSB — Reviewed by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

When we "get creative", are we choosing — Pageantry Over Piety? …"The more we focus on being creative, we choose ourselves over Christ. We choose pageantry over piety. The Eucharist –Christ’s sacrifice — and the resulting saving grace through His dying and rising, is a phenomenally creative act."… — by Carolyn Foster

In Tiers of Glory"A church building is a vessel of meaning with the greatest of symbolic responsibilities: it must bear the significance of eternal truths through its material form in order to establish a sacred place destined for divine worship", writes Michael Rose in the Introduction to his latest book… Review of Michael Rose’s book In Tiers of Glory, The Organic Development of Catholic Church Architecture Through the Ages (2004. Cincinnati: Mesa Folio Editions, Aquinas Publishing, Ltd.)— by Helen Hull Hitchcock

The Wisdom of Hindsight: The Restoration of Catholic Church Architecture "While many Church officials and patrons are still intent on erecting testaments to their own existence, some prominent architects in both North America and Europe are emerging with critiques of contemporary secularized churches." — by Michael S. Rose

The Holy Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth — Address at Eucharistic Congress in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on September, 25 2004 — by Francis Cardinal Arinze

Readers’ Forum – November 2004Responsorial Psalm — Why Communion at Weddings and Funerals? — About Intercommunion — Communion under Both Kinds — Extraordinary Ministers in the Sanctuary — East & West & Kneeling — Pronunciation of Church Latin — Memorial Acclamation — Tabernacle Moved — Organist/Music Director Needed



Carolyn Foster