0935 K Thu 4 Jul 2002
It was two years ago today that I wrote to Father Gerard Dowling about reading at St Patrick's Cathedral as an instituted lector. I have not been allowed to read there.
Today's lead story on Catholic News highlights how far I have to go with having the rights of instituted lectors -- to read and wear vestments -- recognised.
The article reports:
It quotes Bishop Piero Marini, papal master of ceremonies,
What happens when a seminarian is an instituted lector? Its a requirement before they are ordained. He does not seem to have an appreciation of the General Introduction to the Lectionary for Mass, n. 54:
His search for volunteers seems at odds with the 2002 General Instruction of the Roman Missal:
With this example from the Vatican perhaps the reaction in Melbourne is not particularly surprising. It is still disappointing, however.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 4 July 2002.