Liturgy: July 2006 Archives



The editors of Adoremus get a little snarky:

One hundred and three years after Pope Pius X called for liturgical reform, and “actual participation” of the people at Mass, in Tra le sollecitudini;

Forty-three years after the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council approved the Constitution on the Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, which permitted use of vernacular languages at Mass;

It goes on and on...

On a very slightly more productive note (if you're a liturgy nerd), Adoremus also has a transcript of the USCCB debate leading up to the vote that approved the new liturgy translations, as well as the text of the widely-praised address by Bishop Arthur Roche of Leeds, England, Chairman of ICEL, that preceded the debate.

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Communion Under both Species


A commenter asks:

When I was younger, I'm 50, we didn't have anything to drink at Communion. All we got was the dry wafer.
Why & when did they change it?

Short answer:

WHY: To encourage fuller participation in the Mass by Catholics.
WHEN: After the Second vatican Council.

I sorta knew the answer off the top of my head, but thinking about it made me realize it's been a long time since I read any of the Church's liturgy documents, so just for fun, I decided to reseach a slightly more thorough answer.

Long answer:

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