I have often thought that it would be a good idea to make a bumper sticker for bishops and priests that says: HOW AM I PRESIDING?* And then all one would have to do is dial the toll free hotline to Pope Benedict XVI and get the guy busted for "presiding" recklessly without regard for God, the safety of souls and the liturgical norms.
(* For a somewhat tangential but excellent essay on the dreadful terms "presider" and "presiding", go HERE).I am happy to say that the folks at ADOREMUS have come up with a much better idea (the bumper sticker idea was never a serious one, by the way). They have developed a SURVEY that allows Catholics (lay and ordained) to assess how the provisions of Redemptionis Sacramentum are being implemented in their parishes and dioceses.
About the ADOREMUS SURVEY:
A year ago the Holy See issued Redemptionis Sacramentum, an Instruction subtitled “On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist”. Dated March 25, 2004, it is the “prescriptive document” called for by Pope John Paul II in his last encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia (May 2003), and is intended to “help to banish the dark clouds of unacceptable doctrine and practice, so that the Eucharist will continue to shine forth in all its radiant mystery”. On October 7, 2004, Pope John Paul II issued Mane Nobiscum Domine, and declared the beginning of the Year of the Eucharist, to conclude with a synod of the world’s bishops on the subject of the Eucharist to be held in Rome October 2-23, as confirmed by Pope Benedict XVI.No bumper stickers. No 888 numbers. But you can be sure that you will be heard. Remember that Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio has been a major impetus behind ADOREMUS and he is also very close to Pope Benedict XVI.
[one] ... focus of [Adoremus'] observance of the Year of the Eucharist is to survey implementation of Redemptionis Sacramentum during the past year. Its corrective provisions were to be implemented immediately. The survey questions concern practices that the document calls “grave matters”. The completed survey forms will be tabulated by Adoremus, and the results will be sent to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
Go HERE for the survey and don't delay. The deadline for returning it to ADOREMUS is AUGUST 1, 2005.