Table of Contents
Sep 15, 2008

Table of Contents

Online Edition: September 2008
Vol. XIV, No. 6

Table of Contents

News and Views — Archbishop Ranjith to Address Saint Louis Liturgy Conference | The Bible and the Liturgy Conference | Music Workshop in Gregorian Chant | Who Would Not Love This Music? | National Catholic Youth Choir Update

Holy See Approves First New Texts for Order of Mass for the US — Accuracy assured; Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship launches "formation" resource on web — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

People Now Kneel to Receive Communion on the Tongue at Papal, Public Masses — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

The Unpronounceable Tetragrammaton is — unpronounceable — by Helen Hull Hitchcock

New Mass Translation Accents Reverence and Awe — by Philip Lawler

Beauty as Expanded Reason: The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe — by Father Noah Waldman

At New Monastery, Ora et Labora Represented in Building — by Thomas Gordon Smith

Readers Forum — The Word Must Drive the Music | More Rethinking on Psalms… | Is Genuflecting Disobedient? | World Youth Day Music | More on Being “Roman” | Some Words About The Word | Choosing Music for Mass | More Latin Grammar? | Organ or Piano? | Query on First Communion | Missing Lyrics

Conference Explores Pope Benedict’s Thought on Liturgy

COVER: Chancel, Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Photo: Duncan G. Stroik, Architect LLC

If we contemplate the beauties created by faith, they are simply, I would say, the living proof of faith. If I look at this beautiful cathedral — it is a living proclamation! It speaks to us itself, and on the basis of the cathedral’s beauty, we succeed in visibly proclaiming God, Christ and all His mysteries: here they have acquired a form and look at us. All the great works of art, cathedrals — the Gothic cathedrals and the splendid Baroque churches — they are all a luminous sign of God and therefore truly a manifestation, an epiphany of God. And in Christianity it is precisely a matter of this epiphany: that God became a veiled Epiphany — He appears and is resplendent.…

Christian art is a rational art … but it is the artistic expression of a greatly expanded reason, in which heart and reason encounter each other. This is the point. I believe that in a certain way this is proof of the truth of Christianity: heart and reason encounter one another, beauty and truth converge, and the more that we ourselves succeed in living in the beauty of truth, the more that faith will be able to return to being creative in our time too, and to express itself in a convincing form of art.

— Pope Benedict XVI
from a conversation with priests of the Diocese of Bolzano-Bressanone, August 6, 2008



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