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Sacrosanctum Concilium and the Reform of the Liturgy

Proceedings from the 29th Annual Convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

Soon after Pope Paul VI promulgated the Sacrosanctum Concilium more than forty-five years ago, a small group of liturgy specialists replaced the liturgical reforms mandated by the Sacrosanctum Concilium with a more secular liturgy. As a result, most Catholics are unfamiliar with the document’s actual direction. The contributors to this volume seek to restore those elements of worship lost to these secular interpretations, such as the sacred music, art and architecture, scripture and liturgical translation, and the relation of the liturgy to the mission of the Church.


210 pages | 6 x 9

Religion: Comparative Studies and History of Religion


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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Convention Program

James and Helen Hull Hitchcock, Program Chairmen

Keynote Address

Chapter I

Sacrosanctum Concilium and the Recovery of the Sacred: Liturgy and Ritual

James Hitchcock

Chapter II

To the Heart of the Mystery

Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don (in abstentia)

Chapter III

In Pursuit of an Ars Celebrandi: Presuppositions and Possibilities

Rev. Msgr. James P. Moroney

Session I: Musicam Sacram

Session II: Opera Artis—Domus Dei

Session III: Liturgiam Authenticam—Translation Matters

Session IV: Redemptionis Saramentum—A New Ero of Liturgical Reform

Session V: Ecclesia de Eucharista—Liturgy and Mission

Cardinal Wright Award Banquet

Holy Mass

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