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Avoid ‘nostalgic past tendencies,’ Pope tells Congregation for Divine Worship

February 14, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis asked the Congregation for Divine Worship “not to end up favoring sterile ideological polarizations,” at an audience on February 14. Noting the 50th anniversary of the Congregation, the Pontiff warned against the temptation to “look back to nostalgic past tendencies or wish to impose them again.”

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  • Posted by: WNS3234 - Feb. 18, 2019 9:16 PM ET USA

    There is an automatic presumption that the liturgical nostalgia Pope Francis refers to must be the TLM. Maybe. There is an amazing nostalgia for the '60's Peter, Paul and Mary songs, along with the "folk music," and free-form liturgies of that era. The TLM was in part a reaction to the exceptional worship conducted free-lance in many places. Nostalgic fixation and rigidity is an equal opportunity impediment to the Catholic Liturgy.