Jul 5, 2005

Adoremus Survey due August 1

ADOREMUS is asking Catholics to participate in a survey in order to assess the implementation of Redemptionis Sacramentum in parishes and dioceses across the land. Redemptionis Sacramentum is the proscriptive liturgical document which was ordered published by the late John Paul II one year ago. The document stipulated that its provisions should be implemented immediately. It is apparent, however, that in Los Angeles and in other places, Redemptionis Sacramentum has been virtually ignored.

In fact, in some places, it has been said that the document isn't really needed.

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, in his Archdiocesan newspaper, THE TIDINGS, wrote ...

Most of the abuses mentioned in Redemptionis Sacramentum do not pertain to the celebration of the Eucharist in our Archdiocese because of our many efforts to provide intensive and extensive training in proper liturgical norms and practice.
That's a lie.

DIOGENES seems to think that reporting liturgical abuses will not do any good and maybe Diogenes is right. I still think we should give it a try.

You may access the survey HERE. The deadline for returning the survey to ADOREMUS is August 1.

For more about the ADOREMUS SURVEY, see my PREVIOUS POST.


Blogger GFvonB said...

Gee, none of those abuses happen at our Masses... oh wait, that's because we go to the TLM! (Sorry, couldn't resist!)

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe that after all these decades of abuse and all the ones that have been reported with no response, that all of a sudden 'somethng' will happen to force the proper celebration of the novus ordo according to rubrics. There have been so many bishops and priests acting with impunity all these years with no consequences that I cannot believe they will be addressed now.

12:36 PM  
Blogger hilary said...

You don't know, and neither does Diogenes, whether it will do any good. Besides, it isn't your business to decide the outcome. Your duty is to do what you must do. The outcome is not yours to worry about. Rome hath spoken. I believe you will find an imperative in that document.That people 'must' report liturgical abuses to the proper authorities. What those authorities do with the information is up to the authorities.

I don'tk now how many times I have heard from old-timer pro-lifers the old adage, "but we tried that and it didn't work'

What a pack of whiners! No one is asking what you think the outcome will be. Just do your job.

7:35 PM  
Anonymous TomJedrz said...

Greetings ...
I am a recent (12 year) convert, and am relatively conservative theologically. What kind of "liturgical abuses" are we talking about, and why is this such a big deal? I can't help but feel at this point that this is more about dislike for the current administration than the specific problems.

I guess this is another way of asking .. are we going to h#$$ because we remain standing after receiving communion?

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Quintero said...

Tomjedrz -

Go read Redemptionis Sacramentum and then come back and we'll talk.

5:46 PM  

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