1208 K Sat 27 Jul 2002
This week I have been reading the June 2002 edition of Liturgy News. It is the quarterly bulletin of the Liturgical Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane (which is in Australia). The editor is Rev Dr Tom Elich and it has the imprimatur of the Archbishop of Brisbane, John Bathersby.
Its an informative publication, although it does not provide as much detail as RomanRite.com. The headings for the News section show similarities to what I have covered:
The article on the new Roman Missal has one sentence about the differences between the 2000 and 2002 General Instructions:
Its not much, particularly compared to what I have written about it, but at least its something.
Father Elich's editorial has received some attention on other sites. Its about the letters written in April 2002 by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments regarding translations of liturgical books. The editorial begins:
I agree that rejection is disappointing, but it is also necessary for upholding standards and quality. I see the letters as providing feedback on what the standards are. Even if the people are volunteers there is a need for quality for the good of the whole community.
The editorial highlights tensions that exist about translations of the liturgical books. Hopefully more open and and honest discussion will lead to an effective resolution of them.
Posted by J.R. Lilburne, 27 July 2002.