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Friday 17 June 2022
1- The liturgical controversy is a tragedy, laments the Vatican’s head of liturgy
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The liturgical controversy is a tragedy, laments the Vatican’s head of liturgy

The official media of the Holy See, Vatican News, interviews the perfect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the future Cardinal, Arthur Roche. He comments on the controversy that arose after the publication of the Motu proprio Traditionis custodes, restricting the possibility of celebrating Mass according to the 1962 Missal. “It’s a tragedy that there is this controversy today, the so-called ‘battles’ over liturgy, because the Eucharist is, by its nature, the sacrament that unites the entire Church,” he explains, while pointing to “the growth in individualism and in relativism, that ‘I prefer this,’” attitude, as one of the problems of our time. However, the perfect reminds us that “the celebration of the Mass is not something to be a matter of personal choice. We celebrate as a community, as the entire Church and the Church throughout the centuries, has always regulated the form of liturgy that it has come to believe is more pertinent for a particular age.” The Briton further assures that Pope Francis is not against the Latin Mass and that the post-conciliar liturgy does admit Latin. The Motu proprio actually wanted to regulate the use of the 1962 Missal and stop its promotion, “because it was clear that the Council, the Bishops of the Council, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, were putting forward a new liturgy for the vital life of the Church, for its vitality. And that’s really very important. And to resist that is, is something that is really quite serious, too.”

Vatican News, English

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