Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Face East

On the other hand, a common turning to the east during the Eucharistic Prayer remains essential. This is not a case of something being accidental, but of what is essential. What matters is looking together at the Lord. It is not now a question of dialogue but of common worship, of setting off toward the One who is to come. What corresponds with the reality of what is happening is not the closed circle but the common movement forward, expressed in a common direction of prayer. ~ Pope Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger, The Spirit of the Liturgy
I have to wonder, does anyone (i.e., the bishops out there) actually read this and implement it? It is quite sad to see such little enthusiasm from most of the leadership when it comes to heeding the counsel of one of the Church's most brilliant theologians and liturgists. But when it comes to the question of immigration policy, the U.S. bishops are clamoring to have their voices heard.

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