Sunday, September 10, 2017

Pope Francis further democratizes liturgy

Jason Horowitz, "Pope Francis Shifts Power From Rome With 'Hugely Important' Liturgical Reform" (New York Times, September 9, 2017):
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, who has used his absolute authority in the Vatican to decentralize power from Rome, made a widespread change Saturday to the ways, and words, in which Roman Catholics worship by amending Vatican law to give national bishop conferences greater authority in translating liturgical language. Read more >>
See also New Catholic, "Breaking: Motu Proprio 'Magnum Principium' granting authority on liturgical translations to Bishops' Conferences" (Rorate Caeli, September 9, 2017), which has an English translation of the Motu Proprio, analysis of "Canon 838 in the Light of Conciliar and Post Conciliar Sources," and, further, "A key to reading the moto proprio 'Magnum principium'" by X Arthur Roche, Archbishop Secretary, Congregation for Divine Worship & the Discipline of the Sacraments.

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