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Archbishop Ranjith sets curbs on liturgical abuses

Catholic World News - October 16, 2009

Archbishop Malcom Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has instructed his priests to celebrate the Eucharistic liturgy with "the utmost care and reverence," in an instruction designed to curb liturgical abuses in the archdiocese. In his instruction the archbishop-- who was appointed to the Sri Lankan capital after serving in the Vatican as secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship-- specifically called for an end to "inordinate and loud music, clapping, long interventions and gestures which disturb the sobriety of the celebration." The archbishop said that "para-liturgical" celebrations should not be scheduled to conflict with Sunday Mass. He reminded priests that Catholics should be sensitive to the impact their parish celebrations might have upon Buddhist and Evangelical neighbors, who look askance at disorderly religious rituals.

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  • Posted by: ltoscan2645 - Oct. 19, 2009 11:01 AM ET USA

    What a Holy Bishop, so vigilant about the proper respect and reverence that is due to Jesus in the in Holy Eucharist, may all Bishops follow his example!

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