A dear friend of mine who has been quite the student of liturgical scholarship for years has taken up a task which has long been on his mind but for whatever reason has taken this long to put into writing. The subject has to do with the problems of liturgy and worship in the West. And I do not just mean beginning with the 20th century, but even long before that.
Here is a first part, I’m sure, of more to come. It begins:
“I’d like to share three anecdotes, cutting across ecclesial boundaries, to highlight a serious problem in the Roman Catholic Church I have been reflecting on for a while, before sharing my own reflections and welcoming further input…….”