For Massimo Faggioli, The Debate About The Meaning Of Vatican II Too Often Misses The Profound Significance Of That Council S First And Perhaps Most Consequential Document, Sacrosanctum Concilium The Result Is A Misunderstanding Of Both The Council As A Whole And The Liturgical Reform That Followed From It.In True Reform, Faggioli Takes Sacrosanctum Concilium As A Hermeneutical Key To The Council He Offers A Thorough Reflection On The Relationship Between The Liturgical Constitution And The Whole Achievement Of Vatican II And Argues That The Interconnections Between The Two Must Emerge If We Want To Understand The Impact Of The Council On Global Catholicism. Debate about the liturgical reforms initiated by the Second Vatican Council are, unfortunately, all too often the source of division in the life of the contemporary Catholic Church, so that what ought to be a source of unity and strength has devolved into the complete antithesis In his book, True Reform, Massimo Faggioli argues strongly that this debate has a wider significance beyond the liturgical form used by the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, extending to an understanding of the Church itself as well as the other documents developed and promulgated by the Council, which should all be viewed the Council s first and most consequential document, Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy A failure to identify the significance of the Council s first document can lead to a misunderstanding of both the Council as a whole and the liturgical reforms that followed from it.Faggioli offers a thorough reflection on the relationship between the liturgical constitution and the whole achievement of Vatican II and argues that the interconnections between the two must emerge if we want to understand the impact of the council on global Catholicism Faggioli goes on to argue, quite cogently, that to reject the liturgical reforms that come from Vatican II is tantamount to rejecting the entire event of Vatican II Sacrosanctum Concilium rebuilt the vital connection between theology, liturgy, and the life of
Needed better editing But it came alive in discussion, especially since everyone in the discussion group recalls the before, during, and since this first and seminal document of Vatican II changed our understanding of Church.
- 200 pages
- True Reform
- Massimo Faggioli
- 14 October 2018 Massimo Faggioli