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And this one, another home grown product, is the man-who-knows-it-all after a “liturgical” crash course in the Chicago Theological Institute. We are not proposing him for the Will Dowsing prize for acts of arch-vandalism because such would be likely to embarrass the bold Will! Here, of course, we have Brian Quinn the preferred establishment iconoclast and member of the Art and Architecture Committee of the Liturgical Commission of the Irish Episcopal Conference and impresario of the mess at Dromaroad et ailleurs!

And this is how yer man is described on the webpage of Rooney and McConville: Brian Quinn is an architect and a current member of the Advisory Committee on Art & Architecture to the Irish Episcopal Commission for Liturgy. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. He is also a certified liturgical consultant with experience in liturgical design and managing a process of parishioner involvement in the procurement process. He holds a certificate in Building Conservation conferred by the University of Ulster and he is currently studying for a diploma in conservation. Outside of architecture, Mr. Quinn has been involved in a number of diocesan committees and commissions, among them being the advisory sub-committee on church music, the advisory committee on training of the laity, and the diocesan vocations commission”.

And here is another bit of tripe from the Rooney and McConville webpage on the nature and function of a “liturgical consultant”: How a liturgical Consultant can help
All Christian communities are on a journey, constantly moving towards the One who is already here and with us. A new or renovated worship space is a milestone on that journey. It can be a time of change, apprehension, growth and renewal. A liturgical consultant is a professional trained to help set your new building in this context of Christian mission.

A consultant will ensure that your new worship environment not only accommodates your worship needs but also resonates with your tradition and aspirations.

Usually, this takes the form of a consultation process that has a working committee and parish assemblies at its heart. The process is a guided consultation adapted to and inspired by your community. It helps you reflect on your community’s commitment to follow Christ and how your worship space nourishes that commitment.
Strange that the name of God is not mentioned and Jesus Christ makes no appearance when speaking of worship. Can one be forgiven for suspecting that we are here dealing with the manipulative school of liturgical fascism?

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