A lifetime spent teaching theology and being active in promoting liturgical education and practices enables Liam G. Walsh to offer an account of the major phases of the development of the Roma Rite.
The purpose is to help readers come to a mindfulness about the Mass that takes them beyond seeing it as holy ceremonial to be regulated by rubrics, beyond seeing it only in aesthetic terms, beyond making it a way of aligning themselves to ‘progressive’ or ‘traditionalist’ camps. Liturgy, for all its humanity, is primarily God’s doing. Thinking rightly about it requires thinking about what God is doing in it, the kind of thinking done in this book.
There is a pressing pastoral need to recognise the hopes and dreams, the disappointments and frustrations of all those Catholics who had believed that Vatican II would bring about reform and renewal in the church. This is the need which...
‘Prepare yourself to be taken on an unexpected journey! The image of Christ shouldering a lamb is familiar and much loved by many. Archbishop Richard brings a unique combination of pastoral and literary insights to these reflections, drawn from his...