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Ratzinger in Review

  /   Monday September 29, 2003  

Here is a review in the New Oxford Review on Cardinal Ratzinger’s book The Spirit of the Liturgy. I highly recommend the book, but it is a difficult read.

I’m planning to write a piece on what we need in our catechesis today, and teaching on the meaning of the Mass is way up at the top of my list. I run into a number of people who say “I like this!” to things that do not belong in the liturgy. These people have little understanding of why new liturgical laws are developed that prohibit some practice that they enjoy. Often times the need for authentic worship is cast aside in favor of “whatever inspires us.” Rather than conforming our lives to the Mass, we prefer to do the reverse. This book, or at least some teaching based on it, ought to be required reading for all Catholics.

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