Mass Misunderstandings by Kenneth D Whitehead

Mass Misunderstandings by Kenneth D Whitehead

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The Mixed Legacy of the Vatican II Liturgical Reforms
Author: Kenneth D Whitehead
Softcover - 252 pp

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Pope John Paul II and the Ecclesia Dei Commission
Some Jewish Reactions Besides the Point
But What About the Traditionalists?
What about the new liturgy then?
Kneeling or Standing?
How Altar Girls got approved.
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The first document enacted by the Second Vatican Council was its Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, and the liturgical reform mandated by that document has probably had a greater impact on the average Catholic than any other action of the Council. That this liturgical reform has not in every respect been the unalloyed success hoped for by the Council Fathers, however, has only been grudgingly recognized. The liturgists and other Church officials responsible for implementing the reforms have had a vested interest in claiming success, even where there was evidence to the contrary. Nevertheless, the many and sometimes abrupt liturgical changes made were bound to affect long-established modes of worship and devotion not to speak of the drastic move from Latin to the vernacular which came shortly after the Council, and which necessarily entailed radical change in the Churchs worship. Add to the cart or wish list above.

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