HerzMariae
“I am an African. Let me say clearly: the liturgy is not the place to promote my culture. Rather, it is the place where my culture is baptised, where my culture is taken up into the Divine.” — Robert Cardinal Sarah
Ultraviolet
Sadly, the Church seems dedicated to just the opposite course.
Tesa
Gullickson wrote some years ago, maybe 2013 “The ultimate goal of all liturgy here below, however, is to lead us to the Liturgy of Heaven. With that in mind, I can’t help but conclude with an anecdote told about the liturgical vision of Cardinal John Wright, native of Boston and one-time Bishop of Pittsburgh, who became Prefect of the Congregation of the Clergy in Rome. The story goes that …More
Gullickson wrote some years ago, maybe 2013 “The ultimate goal of all liturgy here below, however, is to lead us to the Liturgy of Heaven. With that in mind, I can’t help but conclude with an anecdote told about the liturgical vision of Cardinal John Wright, native of Boston and one-time Bishop of Pittsburgh, who became Prefect of the Congregation of the Clergy in Rome. The story goes that shortly after Vatican II, some American seminarians spied him on the street and sought his opinion on what he thought the “new liturgy” ought to look like. The witty prelate, with a twinkle in his eye, replied: “Gentlemen, when Christ comes again in glory, I can assure you the angels in his retinue will not be singing ‘Kumbaya.’ They will be chanting, ‘Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus.’“