Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I HAD ONE OF MY LIGHT BULB MOMENTS JUST NOW BUT AT ANOTHER BLOG ABOUT THE REFORM OF THE REFORM OF THE LITURGY AND A POSSIBLE 3RD ROMAN MISSAL IN THE FUTURE; AM I CLAIRVOYANT?
Another kind of light bulb moment:
In terms of the "reform of the reform" of the Liturgy and the manner in which Pope Benedict is proceeding with this reform which to many people seems odd and unclear is this: "My... observation on all of this is what Pope Benedict’s MC said of him a few years back in terms of the “reform of the reform” of the liturgy–that the Holy Father’s style (I suspect meaning Joseph Ratzinger) is to propose not mandate. Certainly everything that he has proposed has created discussion here and elsewhere and for the past seven years or so of his papacy. Is this where “organic development” occurs first and isn’t it interesting that it isn’t done just in the realm of “bishops and their theologian advisers” but now with rank and file Catholics and their priests and parishes. Is this an example of post-Vatican II ecclesiology that will eventually lead to the Third Roman Missal which might be more in harmony with both missals (1970 and 1962) that preceded it. Just wondering? There is a genius in the Holy Father’s decision to make the 1962 missal a part of this conversation. This conversation here which includes the 1962 missal could never have taken place even six years ago. (Only a new generation of Catholics and an older generation of Catholics experiencing it for the first time or having a renewed experienced of it could enter into this discussion centered now on the "hermeneutic of continuity." But how could we have that discussion of continuity if no one knows about the 1962 missal first hand?)
Is this the look of the future new Third Missal to replace the 2012 Missal?