Saturday, March 02, 2013

Cardinals: liturgical abuse weakens the Faith

If the Mass is not celebrated according to the norms of the Church, it contributes to the weakening of Faith, say the Curia cardinals Raymond Burke and Antonio Canizares Llovera.

Liturgical abuses weaken faith in God, encourage selfishness and provide a reduction in numbers assisting at Mass. Curial Cardinals Raymond Burke and Antonio Canizares Llovera are convinced about this. They receive support from the liturgy expert Father Nicola Bux. During the presentation of the new book by Fr Bux both Curial cardinals spoke out.

Unfortunately, if many priests and bishops dismiss deviations from the liturgical norms as irrelevant although they are actually serious abuses said Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura. Cardinal Canizares shares this view: "The participation in the Eucharist can weaken the faith when if do not participate properly or if the liturgy is not celebrated according to the norms of the Church, "he said . This applies both for the ordinary and the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, added the former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Many modern Catholics were of the view the Mass is something that the priest and the faithful do together. In fact, it was all concerned with Jesus, said Fr Bux.


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