Friday, October 27, 2006

Cardinal Arinze speaks

In France, Cardinal Arinze decries liturgical abuses

Oct. 27 ( - The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship spoke out sharply against liturgical abuses during an October 26 presentation in Paris. Speaking at the Catholic Institute of Paris, Cardinal Francis Arinze decried the "banalization, desacralization, and secularization of the liturgy." He rebuked priests who take an "overtly egocentric" approach to the liturgy, violating the norms of the Church. And he also criticized priests whose "false humility" leads them to "share their role with the laity."


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