So, from a practical standpoint, we began focusing on the dignity of liturgies – not that they were to be necessarily perfect, but simple and according to the rubrics. A simple, yet well celebrated Eucharist must both reflect and inspire the life of a community, and not presume a perfection which is not there, or be offered with a casual approach that trivializes it. Hence, building upon the methodology, already in practice at both the diocesan and parish levels, of celebrating bilingual masses, we chose a few occasions that would symbolize our hoped for unity and at the same time would not be too much of a burden to either of the two main linguistic groups. These were Holy Thursday, Easter Vigil, the Vigil of Pentecost, the Vigil of the Assumption, and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Fr. Italo and the Vatican
Fr. Italo Dell'Oro, who is a part-time campus minister here as well as the vocation director for the Somascans in Houston, made a presentation to the Vatican Fifth World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees in 2003. I found a transcript of the presentation posted on the Vatican website. Pretty cool. Here is a snip: