"It is...Our will that Catholics should abstain from certain appellations which have recently been brought into use to distinguish one group of Catholics from another. They are to be avoided not only as 'profane novelties of words,' out of harmony with both truth and justice, but also because they give rise to great trouble and confusion among Catholics. Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: 'This is the Catholic faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly; he cannot be saved' (Athanasian Creed). There is no need of adding any qualifying terms to the profession of Catholicism: it is quite enough for each one to proclaim 'Christian is my name and Catholic my surname,' only let him endeavour to be in reality what he calls himself." -- Pope Benedict XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum 24 (1914)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pillars Of The Restoration

Some Pillars of a New Liturgical Movement (And For Catholic Life and the Parish Generally)


People, whether the lay faithful or parish priests, often consider how we might pursue a new liturgical movement both individually and corporately. More generally, there is a consideration of how we might go about revivifying Catholic life, identity and the parish. Here are a few pillars which are important for a new liturgical movement and whose place in Catholic life is generally testified to by the Church as well as her tradition.



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