Monday, March 31, 2014

ARCHBISHOP WILTON GREGORY OR ATLANTA GIVES A VERY GOOD TALK ON THE LITURGY AND THE LITURGICAL MOVEMENT OF THE EARLY 1900'S UNTIL VATICAN II

Archbishop Gregory is introduced at minute 41. Then after a somewhat tedious history of the liturgical movement, Archbishop Gregory gets to the meat of his topic at minute at 1 hour and 15 minutes and the at hour 1, minute 26 second 30 he begins with the implementation of Vatican II in the Liturgy and the problems that began with the verbosity that came into the Mass and the personality of the priest and congregation interfering with the transcendent experience.

At hour 2:20 Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond, of New Orleans gives his talk on what needs to be done next

Overall Archbishop Gregory's talk is very good, sober, analyzing what went wrong but focusing on the good that can be with more work:

13 comments:

Gene said...

Did he say anything about his 42 million dollar rectory? LOL!

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Gene, you exaggerate, it was only $2 million and monies from the son of Margaret Mitchell of Gone with the Wind who had left his estate to the Church.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

The total amount of the bequest was $15 million which I'm sure is being wisely invested and used for other more pressing needs in the Church.

Gene said...

That isn't what I read…ONLY 2 million? LOL! Some rectory…oh, but he needed it for backyard BBQ's and fish fries.

Gene said...

42 million must have been the entire bequest. But, 6,196 square foot, 2.2 million dollar home for a Bishop? Please. Now, there's credibility!

Henry said...

After 36 years in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, I left Georgia before Ab. Gregory was appointed. I wonder whether anyone still on the scene there can say whether his stature as a liturgist has been reflected in a general improvement in liturgical fidelity and practice (which at one time was pretty lax) there under his leadership as archbishop.

Gene said...

Are you kidding? I have attended three Churches in the Atlanta Diocese and they all are masquerading as Methodist churches. There is an FSSP Church in Mabelton which I attend periodically, however.

Bernard Fischer said...
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Carol H. said...

I don't know enough about liturgical history to have much of an opinion about what he said on that, but I completely disagree with him and his host about the new english translation. The new translation is a vast improvement over the previous impoverished kindergarten level translation we used to have to endure.

Henry said...

Gene: "There is an FSSP Church in Mabelton which I attend periodically, however."

There are parish priests in the AD of Atlanta who would like to celebrate the TLM, but none do (so far as I know). A skeptic might wonder whether someone intends the single FSSP location as a convenient ghetto in which to keep the TLM secluded, out of sight, out of mind. (But of course a more level head would know how paranoid that is.)

Gene said...

The Catholics I know in the Atlanta diocese say that it is a liturgical and doctrinal disaster.

Anonymous said...

Holy Father Wilton can no longer live as a Protestant, in a ghetto... He has to be distinguished, live as a millionaire, spend as a billionaire... and preach like a beggar. That's after Francis teachings!

Anonymous said...

What is the example given by Jesus?
Let's adhere to it!