John Lilburne's journal about Osama bin Laden on Australia and the Rite of Marriage.
1712 L Mon 5 Nov 2001
The front page of today's Australian is a lift out for the Melbourne Cup, a horse race on tomorrow. But the real front page has the headline: Bin Laden brands Australia an anti-Islam crusader. In his latest broadcast we are specifically referred to: "The crusader Australian forces were on Indonesian shores, and in fact they landed to separate East Timor, which is part of the Islamic world."
I had an essay to hand in today and while there read some magazine articles. In Newsweekly, who I have linked to, the have a good cover story on the "War on Terrorism".
Another book I looked at was the Rite of Marriage (E.J. Dwyer, NSW) 1971. In this Australian Edition there is added to the description of the procession:
It is in three places: n. 20, n. 40, and n. 55. In the US edition to be found in The Rites Volume 1 (Liturgical Press, 1990) page 725 it simply has the normal description of the procession.
The Australian book makes no mention of it being a special provision for Australia (that: "The customary bridal procession may be retained.") I wonder what process there was for making such a change, in 1971.
In Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite (Ignatius Press, 1995) page 205, Monsignor Peter Elliott gives this description:
For the US audience, he is making changes to what their instructions are. For Australians it highlights how the instruction "The customary bridal procession may be retained" is open to wide interpretation.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 5 November 2001.
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