Table of Contents
Nov 15, 2009

Table of Contents

Online Edition: November 2009
Vol. XV, No. 8

Table of Contents

Christ Pantocrator. Apse mosaid, 12th c – Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Monreale, Palermo, Sicily.
Photo: Rob Spampinato

Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!
Exaudi, Christe, Ecclesiae Sanctae Dei supra regnorum fines nectenti
animas: Salus perpetua! Redemptor mundi, Tu illam adjuva!

Christ conquers, Christ reigns, Christ rules!
Give ear, O Christ, to the Holy Church of God, which gathers souls beyond all boundaries:
Eternal salvation! Redeemer of the world, come to her assistance!

— Acclamations VIII Century


News & Views — US Bishops to Vote on Liturgy Texts at November Meeting in Baltimore | Synod for Africa: US Participants | Tulsa Priest Is New Assessor at Vatican Secretariat of State | Canadian Bishop – Liturgist Resigns | CMAA Holds "Chant Pilgrimage" at National Shrine

The Liturgical Revolution — "Change" was the only word that liturgists heard: Confusion was the result: The first chapter of Recovery of the Sacred. An analysis of the liturgical reform following the Second Vatican Council, originally published in 1974, remains both pertinent and timely — by James Hitchcock

Adoremus — Statement of Mission, Goals and Principles — [link is to About Adoremus page, the Statement of Mission, Goals and Principles were printed in this edition]

Pope John Paul II: The Liturgy Twenty-Five Years after the Council — On December 4, 1988, Pope John Paul II reflected on liturgical reform in Vicesimus Quintus Annus, his Apostolic Letter on the 25th Anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. [paragraphs 10-14 was published in this edition, the link is to the whole document]

John Henry Newman and Music — by Susan Treacy

Readers’ Forum — House Churches | Real Bells vs Electronic Carillon | Priest or Deacon? | Both Latin and English | Liturgy Questions | Rupture, Not Continuity



James F. Hitchcock

James F. Hitchcock, emeritus professor of history at St. Louis University, which he attended as an undergraduate, received his masters and doctorate degrees from Princeton University. An archive of various articles of his can be read here. Dr. Hitchcock has authored several books, including The Supreme Court and Religion in American Life; The Recovery of the Sacred; What Is Secular Humanism; Catholicism and Modernity: Confrontation or Capitulation?; and History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium