Book Review: Seeing the Mystery by William S. Taylor

Seeing the Mystery: Exploring Christian Faith Through the Eyes of Artists by William S. Taylor was a find for me at a local thrift shop. One look at some of the provoking paintings in the book was enough to convince me that it would be at least worth the laugh if it did not containContinue reading “Book Review: Seeing the Mystery by William S. Taylor”

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The Spirit of the Liturgy: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

For this book review I would like to simply point out its great value towards the discussion of Vatican II and liturgically related themes. Ratzinger discusses the very essence of the liturgy in the first part. He details not only the True and Definite Sacrifice of the Mass so often emphasized by the Tridentine Mass,Continue reading “The Spirit of the Liturgy: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger”

Did the Liturgical Reforms of Vatican II go Further Than Sacrosanctum Concilium Called For?

It is often argued in Vatican II’s favour that the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy did not envision the depth and level of changes that ended up being the result of the liturgical reforms it called for which happened subsequent to the Council. Is this true? It is often pointed out that Sacrosanctum Concilium calledContinue reading “Did the Liturgical Reforms of Vatican II go Further Than Sacrosanctum Concilium Called For?”

Confusion – What to Take from the News on the Liturgy

I do not know how to read the latest document on the Liturgy by Pope Francis. The document, titled “Desiderio Desideravi,” about the Liturgy comes in the same news cycle as Nancy Pelosi being granted communion at the Vatican even though her Bishop told her not to present herself for communion. It is hard forContinue reading “Confusion – What to Take from the News on the Liturgy”