"'The active involvement of the people in the liturgy is an unparalleled gift of the [Second Vatican] council to the people of God,' he said.
"While endorsing that participation, he also cautioned that 'there is a shadow side' to it.
"'Participation and mutual celebration can lead to a subtle form of manipulation.... Those who serve the liturgy, both priests and laity, become its owners' instead of its servants, he said. This can lead to trivializing the liturgy, eliminating the sacred and turning it from the worship it is supposed to be into a mere social event, he added.
"Cardinal Danneels said the trend he was describing is not universal, but it would be wrong to ignore it in any serious attempt to evaluate the state of liturgical practice some 40 years after the council."
Cardinal Danneels said these things, and others, on Oct. 25 at a liturgical conference at the Catholic Univetsity of America.
These points by Cardinal Danneels have also been made for the past 40 years by so many Catholics whom the liberals continue to deride as "traditionalists."
Wow, I didn't know Cardinal Danneels was a traditionalist. Did you? (Just kidding. It's fun to see him make a traditonalist point.)