Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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Some further reading material for BQ.
Try this link to a recent little instructiuon called Redemptionis Sacramentum which should sort out clearly in your mind just how authority in the Ctholic Church concerning liturgy is organized. You will note that the emphasis is on Bishops rather than Bishops Conferences. Do not lose sight of that.
The following few articles, that I have previouslly posted gives you everything in a nutshell>
THE REGULATION OF THE SACRED LITURGY
[14.] â€œThe regulation of the Sacred Liturgy depends solely on the authority of the Church, which rests specifically with the Apostolic See and, according to the norms of law, with the Bishop.
[15.] The Roman Pontiff, â€œthe Vicar of Christ and the Pastor of the universal Church on earth, by virtue of his supreme office enjoys full, immediate and universal ordinary power, which he may always freely exerciseâ€, also by means of communication with the pastors and with the members of the flock.
[16.] â€œIt pertains to the Apostolic See to regulate the Sacred Liturgy of the universal Church, to publish the liturgical books and to grant the recognitio for their translation into vernacular languages, as well as to ensure that the liturgical regulations, especially those governing the celebration of the most exalted celebration of the Sacrifice of the Mass, are everywhere faithfully observedâ€.
[17.] â€œThe Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments attends to those matters that pertain to the Apostolic See as regards the regulation and promotion of the Sacred Liturgy, and especially the Sacraments, with due regard for the competence of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It fosters and enforces sacramental discipline, especially as regards their validity and their licit celebrationâ€. Finally, it â€œcarefully seeks to ensure that the liturgical regulations are observed with precision, and that abuses are prevented or eliminated whenever they are detectedâ€. In this regard, according to the tradition of the universal Church, pre-eminent solicitude is accorded the celebration of Holy Mass, and also to the worship that is given to the Holy Eucharist even outside Mass.
[18.] Christâ€™s faithful have the right that ecclesiastical authority should fully and efficaciously regulate the Sacred Liturgy lest it should ever seem to be â€œanyoneâ€™s private property, whether of the celebrant or of the community in which the mysteries are celebratedâ€.