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New book from Vatican offers resources for priests on celebrating Mass

CWN - October 22, 2009

The Congregation for Divine Worship has completed a new volume, the Compendium Eucharisticum, designed to help priests celebrate Mass with proper reverence. The compendium, prepared at the request of Pope Benedict XVI, includes prayers, theological texts, and other study materials. Cardinal Antonio Canizares, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, said the volume offers "everything that may be useful for the correct understanding, celebration, and adoration of the sacrament of the altar." The text has been published in Italian; an English-language translation is forthcoming.

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  • Posted by: Lucius49 - Oct. 23, 2009 1:26 PM ET USA

    Perhaps this can be a seen as a continued corrective against the failings of the seminaries in the years following Vatican II.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Oct. 22, 2009 2:37 PM ET USA

    Put me down for three or four copies as soon as the English translation comes out, to be drop shipped to my parish. If the Gaelic translation comes first, that would be OK. But I don't think anybody there speaks Italian.

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