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Pope Francis: In the Mass, prioritize awe over aesthetics

January 23, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: On January 20, Pope Francis delivered an address to participants in “Living liturgical action fully,” a course organized by the Pontifical Liturgical Institute.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 23, 2023 12:24 PM ET USA

    Interesting article. Somewhat reminiscent of Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah. In fact, after a comment or two in this forum, Cardinal Sarah even wrote a book about silence in liturgy. The article quotes Pope Francis: "We must rediscover and value silence." Pretty heady stuff. Perhaps he is starting to pay attention to the noise and busyness that disturbs those in prayer before and after some Novus Ordo Masses. A similar problem can be felt during Mass by those trying to actively participate