Pope ponders more Mass changes

Pope Benedict may be considering further changes to the order of the Mass, an Italian magazine suggests.

The weekly Panorama reports the Holy Father has asked the Congregation for Divine Worship to study the possibility of changes that would include using Latin in the Eucharistic Prayer and moving the Sign of Peace to the Offertory, Catholic World News says.

CWN cites the New Liturgical Movement website as bringing the Italian report to the attention of English speaking readers.

However, CWN warned that Panorama itself suggests only that the Pope has asked for a study of the proposals, not that he is prepared to implement the changes. It suggests the report should be treated "with great caution".

According to the Italian weekly, the Pope is weighing the use of Latin for the formula of Consecration at Mass. He may also be leaning toward the use of Latin in other sacraments.

Pope Benedict has often expressed a desire to enrich the post-conciliar liturgy by incorporating some aspects of older liturgical practices. The proposed changes could be seen as part of that process.


Pope weighing changes in Novus Ordo?(Catholic World News, 7/7/08)


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