17 October 2008

Archbishop Ranjith to Speak in St. Louis


Good news from the St. Louis Review-- Archbishop Ranjith, Secretary 0f the Congregation for Divine Worship, will be a keynote speaker at the Gateway Liturgical Conference on November 7-8, 2008. Archbishop Ranjith, you may recall, has been a great proponent of Summorum Pontificum and of the Benedictine reforms to the Ordinary Form, such as Communion while kneeling and on the tongue, ad orientem worship, etc. Also delivering keynotes are Bishops Allen Vigneron (Oakland, CA) and Paul Zipfel (former St. Louis area priest). From the story:


Liturgical conference will be Nov. 7-8 in Cdl. Rigali Center


The eighth Gateway Liturgical Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, at the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury. The theme of this year’s conference is, "Liturgy: Becoming Who We Celebrate." The event is sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Worship and is open to everyone, especially those involved in Church liturgy. Keynote speakers include Archbishop Malcom Ranjith, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments; Bishop Allen H. Vigneron of the Diocese of Oakland, Calif.; Bishop Paul A. Zipfel of the Diocese of Bismarck, N.D., a former auxiliary bishop of St. Louis; and Msgr. Nicholas Schneider, retired archdiocesan priest and former pastor of St. Monica Parish in Creve Coeur.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This blogger says this bishop "has been a great proponent of Summorum Pontificum and of the Benedictine reforms to the Ordinary Form, such as Communion while kneeling and on the tongue, ad orientem worship."

It seems really wrong to call these things "Benedictine reforms" since NO changes have been made on these matters.

The Novus Ordo mass has NOT been changed one bit on these matters. Pope Benedict has done and said a few things indicating he might favor changes on these matters. But, after 3 years in office, there have been no changes on these matters.

During the 27 years of the papacy of John Paul II we kept waiting for John Paul to reform the mass and the Church in general. We are still waiting.

UnaLagrima

thetimman said...

Una Lagrima,

Pope Benedict is leading by example. At papal Masses, you must be kneeling to receive Communion, which is on the tongue. He has celebrated ad orientem, encourages others to do so, and even at versus populum Masses his altar crucifix and candle arrangement place more focus on the Sacrifice.

He doesn't have to "change" the n.o. in these matters because the n.o. already calls for ad orientem, and communion on the tongue.

I think if he mandated both tomorrow you would be complaining it wasn't soon enough, or that he hasn't said anything about chapel veils, etc.

One step at a time. It is o.k. to be happy at progress, even while we with for more. Pray for him!

Athelstane said...

Hello Tim,

You guys have all the luck.