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  • Expert says on liturgy, Pope isn’t settling scores but harvesting fruits

    Expert says on liturgy, Pope isn’t settling scores but harvesting fruits

    A former executive director of the U.S. bishops’ department on liturgy said Monday that by taking primary control over the translation of liturgical texts away from the Vatican and restoring it to local bishops’ conferences, Pope Francis is doing more than settling historical scores from two decades ago. He is trying to “integrate” the Church’s experience since Vatican II “and really balance everything.”

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  • Why was Pope Francis so quick to answer these ‘dubia’?

    Why was Pope Francis so quick to answer these ‘dubia’?

    Given Pope Francis’s usual disinclination to answer his critics, it may seem a little puzzling as to why he quickly and publicly responded to Cardinal Robert Sarah about the implications of the pontiff’s recent decisions on liturgical translation. The nature of Sarah’s position, the pope’s readiness to be precise, and his personal investment in the issue may all help explain why Francis appears so ready to reply this time.

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  • Canadian theologian Gregory Baum, participant in Vatican II, dies at 94

    Canadian theologian Gregory Baum, participant in Vatican II, dies at 94

    Gregory Baum, an ex-priest who was a participant at Vatican II, has died at the age of 94. Baum attended all three sessions of the council as a peritus, or theological expert, consulting on “Nostra Aetate”; the Decree on Ecumenism; and the Declaration on Religious Freedom. He later caused controversy over his views on women’s ordination and same-sex marriage.

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