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'Reform of the reform' still a priority, Ecclesia Dei official confirms

November 19, 2009

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In an interview with the French journal L'Homme Nouveau, the secretary of the Ecclesia Dei commission has confirmed that the liturgical "reform of the reform" remains a high priority at the Vatican. Msgr. Guido Pozzo explained:

What is essential today is to recover the deeper sense of the Catholic liturgy, in the two uses of the Roman missal, in the sacred character of the liturgical action, in the centrality of the priest as mediator between God and the Christian people, in the sacrificial character of the Holy Mass as an essential dimension from which derives the dimension of communion.

Msgr. Pozzo also revealed that a document clarifying some aspects of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum is "being studied" by the Ecclesia Dei commission. He did not give any indication that publication of such a document was imminent, as has been rumored in the past.

The crucial portions of the L'Homme Nouveau interview can be found in translation on the New Liturgical Movement site.


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