Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Is the liturgy relevant?
When the focus of the Mass becomes evangelism or catechesis then the focus is lost. The following posts discussing the place of the liturgy are well worth your read. First, is a Catholic liturgical blog's reference and commentary (Dec. 5. 2006) on a post from another blog regarding the late Arthur Carl Piepkorn's thoughts on using the liturgy in service of evangelism. As the author of the first blog writes, "Definitely something to mull over when we are faced with questions from our peers about the "relevance" of timeless liturgy, and that the Mass is not necessarily supposed to be a recruiting video. Indeed, often when it isn't treated as one is often when it is the most spiritually effective in changing souls."