A Plea Not Yet Heeded!


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I consider it my duty, therefore to appeal urgently that the liturgical norms for the celebration of the Eucharist be observed with great fidelity…Liturgy is never anyone’s private property, be it of the celebrant or of the community in which the mysteries are celebrated…Our time, too calls for a renewed awareness and appreciation of liturgical norms as a reflection of, and a witness to, the one universal Church made present in every celebration of the Eucharist.  Priests who faithfully celebrate Mass according to the liturgical norms, and communities which conform to those norms, quietly but eloquently demonstrate their love for the Church

(From Encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia by Saint John Paul II 

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