December 2010 – January 2011
Vol. XVI, No. 9
Table of Contents
Nativity – tempera. gold, on wood – 1492
Domenico Ghirlandaio (Domenico di Tommaso Bighordi – 1449-1494) Vatican Museum
News & Views — 500 Attend St. Louis Liturgy Conference | ICEL Presents "Become One Body, One Spirit in Christ" | Two New American Cardinals | New Members of USCCB Committee on Divine Worship | Update on the Revised Grail Psalter | Anglican Ordinariate
The New Missal — Opening the Gateway to New Evangelization — by Bishop Arthur Serratelli — “Implementing the Third Edition of the Roman Missal: A Gateway to Mystery” was the title of the 2010 national meeting of the Federation Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC), held in Alexandria, Louisiana, October 5-8. The meeting was co-sponsored by the FDLC and the US Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship (BCDW). Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, New Jersey, chairman of the BCDW, addressed the meeting. Excerpts were published in the October 2010 Newsletter of the BCDW. The bishop’s complete address to the FDLC appears here with his kind permission.
Verbum Domini — On the Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church: The Liturgy, Privileged Setting for the Word of God, The Word of God in the Life of the Church — Links to the complete document but only excerpts were printed in this issue: The section on the Liturgy from Part Two §§52-71. Also included are key parts of the second section, on the Word of God in the Life of the Church, §§72-75 and 86.
Remembering the Pius X School of Liturgical Music — by Lucy Carroll
New Romanesque Church Planned for Virginia Parish — New St. John’s in Leesburg, Virginia Respects Central Mystery of the Faith — by James P Lucier
Reader’s Forum: December 2010-January 2011- “Liturgical Landmark” | “Why We Need the New Translation” | “Taste and See” | Words of Absolution | Spanish Translation? | Pronouns and “Stealing Feminism” | Taizé Community? | Revised Grail Psalter | List of Missal Texts? | Children Proclaiming the Word | Adoremus Hymnal | Gestures and Postures for the Congregation | Memorial Acclamations | Guidelines on Speakers | Verdant or Green ? | Altar Arrangement — Candles, Bells
Liturgy – the Splendor of Truth, the Soul of Christian Life – Pope Benedict XVI, November 4th Message
Hope is indelibly engraved in the human heart because God our Father is life, and for eternal life and beatitude we are made. Every child born is a sign of trust in God and man and a confirmation, at least implicit, of the hope in a future open to God’s eternity that is nourished by men and women. God has responded to this human hope, concealing Himself in time as a tiny human being.
— Pope Benedict XVI
Homily, First Sunday of Advent 2007