Thursday, 18 December 2008

The winds of changing are blowing...and some are blowing with it!

Here is a little collection of news from the last week or so that may be old to some, but I thought was so positive in flavour as to be worth highlighting as we move to the close of another year.

New Vatican appointment

First the appointment of Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain was to succeed Cardinal Arinze as Prefect of the the Congregation for Divine Worship. Known as the 'Little Ratzinger', the new Prefect has a reputation for conducting sumptuous liturgies and a strong theological background. Fr Z and others have been enjoying posting piccies of him in cappa magna etc, so how can I resist?


France

Secondly, the fruits of the Pope's recent visit to France are showing, with Cardinal Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris celebrating Mass in the extraordinary form at Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois on Gaudete Sunday. He will also celebrate the feast of Sainte-Geneviève in the parish of Saint-Eugène on January 4. The picture below comes via the New Liturgical Movement.


Canada

Thirdly, the Archbishop Prendergast of Ottawa has ordered people in his diocese to kneel through the Eucharistic Prayer (quelle horreur!). Previously, there was a wide range of practice...You can read all about it over at Fr Z!

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