Adoremus Bulletin archives on Cardinal Francis Arinze
Dec 31, 2007

Adoremus Bulletin archives on Cardinal Francis Arinze

Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, blessed the offices of Adoremus and Women for Faith & Family on Saturday afternoon, November 11,2006. He was accompanied by Archbishop Raymond Burke, who also participated in the prayer ceremony dedicating the organizations’ offices on Dale Avenue in Saint Louis.

In his homily, Cardinal Arinze stressed the importance of Catholic publications in transmitting accurate information about the Church and her teachings, and in faithfully transmitting the light of Christ’s truth. Concluding the office of prayers, the cardinal sprinkled each room with Holy water.

Following the ceremony, he received a tribute in gratitude for his service to the Church, presented by Helen Hull Hitchcock, editor of Adoremus Bulletin, the monthly liturgical journal published by Adoremus, and president of Women for Faith & Family and editor its quarterly magazine, Voices.

About forty people attended the office blessing ceremony and the reception following.

Cardinal Arinze was in St. Louis to address the Gateway Liturgical Conference held November 9-11, 2006. He also celebrated Mass at the Cathedral Basilica on Sunday.


[In honor of his visit we have dedicated this page to Cardinal Arinze including Speeches, Addresses, Writings, Documents, News & Articles on the Adoremus and Women for Faith and Family Sites]

© Adoremus 2006

Speeches, Addresses, Writings |Documents | News & Articles | Vox Clara Press Release | Women for Faith & Family Website


Speeches, Addresses and Writings by Cardinal Arinze:

Cardinal Arinze Reports Missal Changes to Synod – October 2008 (Nov AB)

Language in the Roman Rite Liturgy: Latin and Vernacular, Keynote Address at the Gateway Liturgical Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, November 11, 2006

At the Service of the Mysteries of Christ, (Opening Address at Colloquium to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Institut Supérieur de Liturgie of the Institut Catholique de Paris, October 26, 2006)

Report on the Congress for the Promotion of Liturgy in Africa and Madagascar, July 2006

Congress on the Sacred Liturgy in Africa, July 2006

Cardinal Francis Arinze Addresses Liturgists, Liturgical Norms and Liturgical Piety, “The people of God have the right that the liturgy be celebrated as the Church wants it”, April 2005

Cardinal Francis Arinze, “The Centrality of the Holy Eucharist in the Christian Life”, March 2005

Cardinal Arinze – The Holy Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth, September 25, 2004

Active Participation Reconsidered, The Liturgy and the Sanctifying Office of the Bishop, Reflections proposed to bishops, of recent nomination, in Rome, September 17, 2004

Cardinal Arinze: The Reverence Due to the Holy Eucharist, December 2003

Cardinal Arinze’s Address to FDLC Highlights of the Liturgical Renewal, November 2003

Some Highlights of the Liturgical Renewal Initiated by Sacrosanctum Concilium, Francis Cardinal Arinze Prefect, Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Keynote address to the national convention of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, at the Omni San Antonio Hotel, October 7-11, 2003.

Cardinal Responds to Questions on Liturgy, July 2003

Cardinal Arinze’s Address to Denver Liturgical Conference, June 2003



Letter Accompanying the Recognitio from Francis Cardinal Arinze, Prefect, Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, June 23, 2008

Prot. n. 467/05/L — Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, by agreement with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, — regarding the translation into the various vernaculars of the expression pro multis in the formula for the consecration of the Precious Blood during the celebration of Holy Mass, Rome, October 17, 2006

Cardinal Arinze to US Bishops on Translation, June 2006

Letter of Pope John Paul II to Cardinal Francis Arinze, On the Occasion of the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, March 3, 2005

Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, The Year of the Eucharist Suggestions and Proposals, October 15, 2004

Cardinal Critiques ICEL Statues – Letter to member conferences cites problems with proposed revision, October 2002

Cardinal Arinze, Letter to Presidents of Bishops’ Conferences on the Spirituality of Dialogue, March 3, 1999


News & Articles:

New International Group Plans NRSV-based Lectionary, Bible version “will need a certain amount of adaptation” to conform to liturgical norms, July-August 2006

US Bishops Approve First Missal Texts, ICEL Order of Mass sent to Holy See for “recognitio”, Two more sets of Mass texts scheduled for vote in November, July-August 2006

Missal Translation: Unusual Attention Before Vote, June 2006

Steady Progress, But No “Ecclesiastical Hammer”, April 2006

CDW, Pope, Correct Neocatechumenal Novelties, February 2006

Cardinal Arinze Reflects on the Synod on the Eucharist, February 2006

Re-Enchanting the Mass, How beauty affects belief, December 2005-January 2006

Gregorian Chant — The Possibilities and Conditions for a Revival, December 2005-January 2006

Cardinal Arinze’s 40th Anniversary as Bishop, November 2005

Synod’s Bishops, Experts, Auditors, October 2005

Translation Update, Vox Clara Committee Reviews ICEL Draft; Issues Manual for Missal Translations, September 2005

Pope Benedict Confirms Dates, Officials, for Synod on Eucharist, June 2005

CDW Plenary Session: Approval of texts a topic, April 2005

Cardinal Arinze to Address St. Louis Liturgy Conference, March 2005

Liturgists Still Push for Standing, More “EMs”, November 2004

Pope John Paul’s Apostolic Letter “Mane Nobiscum Domine, Issued October 8, 2004

A Tale of Two Conferences, October 2004

Life Teen’s Liturgical Reform, Women Religious Sponsor Eucharistic Congress, September 2004

Deconstructing Discipline, Inventing New Ways to Resist the “New Era of Liturgical Reform”, September 2004

Cardinal Arinze to Speak at Thomas Aquinas College Commencement, April-May 2004

The Discipline of the Eucharist, Holy See Releases Redemptionis Sacramentum, Norms for Celebration of Mass Instruction on Liturgy, called for in Ecclesia de Eucharistia, is presented at the Vatican on Saint George’s Day, April-May 2004

On “Liturgical Dance”, 2004

Cardinal George Addresses Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, December 2003-January 2004

New ICEL Statutes Signal Coming Changes, Unusual meeting prepares way for Missal in English, November 2003

Cardinal Arinze Convenes Meeting with Bishops, September 2003

FDLC Convention 2003: “Winds of Change, Fires of Hope” Cardinal Arinze to Keynote, September 2003

Holy See: People May Kneel After They Receive Holy Communion, GIRM rules on posture of the faithful should not be “regulated so rigidly”, July-August 2003

ICEL Statutes: Review and Update, July-August 2003

Cardinal Arinze addresses BCL; Georgetown University grads, June 2003

Cardinal Arinze responds – After Receiving Communion One May Kneel, Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments responded on June 5, 2003, (Prot.n. 855/03/L)

Cardinal Arinze to Address FDLC Meeting, May 2003

Vox Clara committee considers draft document for English-language liturgical translation, previews translated Missal texts, April 2003

Cardinal Arinze keynotes Denver Liturgy Conference, March 2003

Cardinal Arinze to Head CDW, October 2002

Cardinal Critiques ICEL Statues – Letter to member conferences cites problems with proposed revision, October 2002



Vox Clara Press Release


To contact the Congregation for Divine Worship, address His Eminence Francis Cardinal Arinze, Prefect / Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments / Piazza Pio XII, 10 / 00120 Vatican City (Europe).


Women for Faith & Family Website

Francis Cardinal Arinze: ARISE, REJOICE, GOD IS CALLING YOU, Commencement Address at Georgetown University, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 17, 2003

Cardinal Arinze’s pro-life, pro-family comments anger Georgetown faculty members, spark protest, May 2003

James Hitchcock – The “New Orthodoxy” of Dissent, May 25, 2003

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