Vatican document on the Liturgy: Redemptionis Sacramentum

The Vatican recently released a new Instruction on the Liturgy:
Redemptionis Sacramentum
On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided
regarding the Most Holy Eucharist

It’s amazing how little there is new in the document: it’s combining and collection theories and rules from other documents through the years, emphasizing some points and clarifying some roles, but it’s not ‘new laws’ by any stretch of the imagination.

Some writers claim that this Instruction “ends abuse” in the Mass. But seriouly, this document only states preexisting law. It is up to the bishops to enforce the law and promote a prayerful and wondrous celebration of the Eucharist in their diocese.

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