Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Archbishop Marini Writes New Book

Archbishop Piero Marini has written a new book which is being published by Liturgical Press. The book, which is scheduled to be released in November 2007, is in titled A Challenging Reform: Realizing the Vision of the Liturgical Renewal.

Here is the publisher's decription:

In these pages Archbishop Piero Marini reveals the vision, courage, and faith of the pastors and scholars who struggled to implement the Second Vatican Council’s teachings on the liturgy. While in some circles it is fashionable to propose “a reform of the liturgical reform,” any such revision needs to take into account the history of the consilium—the organism established by the Holy See to carry out the initial liturgical changes. This story of the work of the consilium offers a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and tensions that accompanied the realization of the council's dream to promote the "full, conscious and active participation" of the faithful in Roman Catholic worship

Whaddya think?

Also, there is another book which he released last year titled,
SERVING THE PEOPLE OF GOD: Remembering Sacrosanctum Concilium. This book was published by Novalis who describes the book as follows:

Recommended reading for pastors and everyone involved in the liturgical life of the church.

As the Master of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, Archbishop Piero Marini has a unique insight into the meaning and purpose of liturgy. He has been at the right hand first of Pope John Paul II and now Pope Benedict XVI during all the major liturgical celebrations at the Vatican and at important observances around the world.

In Serving the People of God, Archbishop Marini offers an insightful perspective on the nature of liturgical celebrations and their role in the glorification of God and the sanctification of the faithful.

This book is for priests and anyone involved in the liturgical life of the Catholic Church. Archbishop Marini examines the development of liturgy in the light of one of the key documents of the Second Vatican Council: Sacrosanctum Concilium, promulgated in 1963.

My last bit of Archbishop Marini news is Rocco's speculation that the archbishop will become the Archpriest of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. It would be interesting if it happened.

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