Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Card. Canizares: The future of humanity is in the liturgy

Father Z. provides his usual commentary, this time on an interview of Cardinal Canizares (prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments). Father Z. gently corrects a couple generalizations made by the Cardinal, but primarily offers a great analysis of how the Cardinal's words are related to Pope Benedict's ongoing reform and restoration of Catholic identity.

Who interviewed the Cardinal? LifeSiteNews, "a non-profit Internet service dedicated to issues of culture, life, and family." The interview is about the relationship between the Mass (and other liturgy) and the duty we have to love and respect human life.
"[T]here is no new humanity and there is no hope for man that is not grounded in God that would come from God and would return everything to God as His glory. The future of humanity is in the liturgy."

1 comment:

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

I like this post because it does seem like we've lost our identity. There are many who do not even realize Jesus is present in the Eucharist. We have lost a sense of the Sacred. And as for the Sacraments, just look at Reconciliation. People will air their sins on public TV and other places, when truly they are seeking only the forgiveness that can be found from God. Thank you for this observance.