Friday, December 19, 2003

Liturgy Apostolic Letter in English

Here's a snipet...

From Zenit News Agency - The World Seen From Rome:

"With forty years of hindsight, it is opportune to assess progress to date. Already on other occasions, I have suggested a type of examination of conscience in regard to the reception of the Second Vatican Council.17 Such an examination cannot disregard the liturgical-sacramental life. 'Is the Liturgy lived as 'source and summit' of ecclesial life, according to the teaching of 'Sacrosanctum Concilium'?'18 Has the rediscovery of the value of the Word of God, which the liturgical reform has brought about, found a positive affirmation in our celebrations? To what degree has the Liturgy entered the concrete living of the faithful and to what degree does it reflect the rhythm of the individual communities? Is it understood as a means of holiness, as an inner force of apostolic dynamism and ecclesial mission? "