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This is the 11th in a series of episodes wherein I reflect on the 16 documents of the Second Vatican Council.


CVS Live - 2020-02-09 - Episode 0015

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episode 15 Montreal Quebec Canada this is CBS and now here's your host David Ross thanks for being with me going back to back again we're gonna jump right into the text of Vatican 2 on to the so that it may be really possible in practice to observe the course of the hours proposed in article 89 Psalms are no longer to be distributed throughout one week but through some longer period of time work of revising the Psalter already happily begun and is to be finished as soon as possible and is to take into account the style of Christian Latin a church full use of Psalms also when sung and the entire tradition of the Latin Church as regards the readings following I'll be observed readings from Sacred Scripture are to be arranged so that the riches of God's Word may be easily accessible in more abundant measure readings exhibited from the works of the fathers doctors and other ecclesiastical writers ought to be better selected the accounts are martyrdom or the lives of the Saints are to accord with facts of history there's a little bit of a housecleaning here with regard to legends that have crept in over the countries whatever extent seemed desirable the hymns are to be restored to their original form and whatever smacks of mythology or ill accords with Christian piety is to be removed or changed also as occasion arises let other selections from the Treasury of hymns be incorporated that the day may be truly sanctified and that the hours themselves may be recited with spiritual advantage it is best that each of them be prayed at a time which most closely corresponds with its true canonical time immunities obliged moral office are bound to celebrate the office in choir every day in addition to the conventional Mass in particular orders of canons of monks and of nuns of other regular bound by law or constitutional office must celebrate the entire office the Cathedral or collegiate chapters are bound to recite those parts of the office imposed on them by the general or particular law all members of the aforementioned these who are in major orders or who are solemnly professed except for Leigh brothers are bound to recite usually those canonical hours which they do not pray in choir clerics not bound to office in choir if they are in major orders are bound to pray the entire office every day either in common or individually as laid down in article 89 appropriate instances are to be defined by the rubrics in which a liturgy liturgical service may be substituted for the divine office in particular cases and for a just reason Ordinaries can dispense their subjects wholly or in part from the obligations of reciting the Divine Office or may commute the obligation members of any Institute dedicated to acquiring perfection who according to their constitutions are obliged to recite any parts of the Divine Office are there by performing the public prayer of the church they to perform the public prayer of the church who in virtue of their constitutions recite any short office provided this is drawn up after the pattern of the Divine Office and is suitably approved hence the Divine Office is the voice of the church that is of the whole mystical body publicly praising God those clerics who are not obliged to office inquire especially priests who live together or who assemble for any purpose are urged to pray at least some part the divine office in common all who pray the Divine Office whether inquire or in common should fulfill the task entrusted to them as perfectly as possible this admonition refers not only to the internal devotion of their minds but also their external manner of celebration it is moreover fitting that the office both inquire and in common be sung when this is possible pastors of souls should see to it that the chief hours especially Vespers are celebrated in common in church on Sundays and more solemn feast and the lady too are encouraged to recite the Divine Office either with the priests or among themselves or even individually in accordance with the centuries-old tradition of the Latin Rite the Latin language is to be retained by clerics in reciting the Divine Office but in individual cases the ordinary has the power of granting the use of a vernacular translation in those clerics for whom the use of Latin constitutes a grave obstacle to praying the office properly the vernacular version however must be one that is drawn up according to the provision of article 36 competent superior has the power to grant the use of the vernacular in the acceleration of the Divine Office even in choir nuns and two members of Institutes dedicated to acquiring perfection both men who are not clerics and women the version however must be an approved one any clerk bound to the divine office fulfills this obligation if you praise the office in the vernacular together with a group of faithful or with those mentioned in section 2 love provided the reason I include all of this about the Divine Office is just to show how the church prays as a unit as the mystical body of Christ constantly praying all day every day there are set times set prayers all of the songs are referentially Tsung is he who sings well as Saint Agustin said he who sings well raise twice it's got twice the impact praise God in song there's more there's more devotion there's more piety there's more there's more depth to our raise in our devotion in our worship when we sing moving on now talking about the liturgical year in celebrating this annual cycle of Christ's mysteries Holy Church honors with a special love the Blessed Mary Mother of God who is joined by an inseparable bond the saving work of her son in her the church holds up in admirers most excellent fruit of the redemption and joyfully contemplates as in a faultless model that which she herself wholly desires and hopes to be again Mary the model of the church mmm the church has also included in the annual cycle days devoted to the memory of the martyrs and the other Saints raised up to perfection by the manifold grace of God and already in possession of eternal salvation they sing God's perfect praise in heaven offer prayers for us by celebrating the passage of these saints from earth to heaven the church proclaims the Paschal mystery as received as achieved in the saints who suffered and been glorified with Christ she proposes them to the faithful as examples who draw all to the Father through Christ and through their merits he pleads for God's favors finally in the various seasons of the year according to her traditional discipline the church completes the formation of the faithful by means of pious practices for soul and body by instruction prayer and works of penance and mercy accordingly this most sacred Council has seen fit to decree as follows by an apostolic tradition which took its origin from the very day of Christ's resurrection the church celebrates the Paschal mystery every eighth day with good reason this then bears the name of the Lord's Day or the day of the Lord on it or on this day Christ's faithful should come together into one place so that by hearing the Word of God and taking part in the Eucharist they may call to mind the passion the resurrection and the glorification of the Lord Jesus and may thank God who has begotten us again the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead unto a Living Hope hence the Lord's Day is the original feast day and it should be proposed to the piety of the faithful and taught to them in such a way that it may become in fact a day of joy the freedom from work other celebrations unless they be truly of overriding importance must not have precedence over this day Sunday which is the foundation and nucleus of the whole liturgical year there's no greater day moving on now for the beautiful passage very inspiring in any event let the Paschal feast be kept sacred it should be observed everywhere on Good Friday and we're possible prolong throughout the Holy Saturday so the joys of Sunday of the resurrection may be visited on composers and singers especially boys must also be given a genuine surgical hired as entertainers the singers in the choir need to be trained oh I just noticed here Karen Liz knee and Matthew Murdock hey nice to see you guys here you active brother there's so much content Thanks thanks for being there guys you're in listening I'll have you on maybe I'll have you on later today and Matthew maybe we can do a three three way or a far-away or a five way I'm soon get to get you together with the brothers and make right nickel nice to see it let me just give you love live chat aren't there until now the church acknowledges Gregorian chant as the prop as proper to the roman liturgy beautiful Gregorian chant therefore other things being equal it should be given prior to place in liturgical services but have you ever seen Gregorian chant in a Latin Rite Mass in the vernacular have you ever seen it very very rare it's tragic I want to I'm very jealous of the Eastern Catholics the Eastern Orthodox the Oriental Orthodox so many so many rights of the East that have maintained chant is so there are many churches I will not go to because the singing is horrible the durian chant is never horrible it's so pride of place for Gregorian chant but other kinds of sacred music especially polyphony are by no means excluded from liturgical liturgical celebration so long as they accord with the spirit of the liturgical action the typical addition of the books of Gregorian chant is to be completed and more critical addition is to be prepared bla bla bla it is desirable also that the addition be prepared having simpler medley melodies reuse in small churches religious singing by people is to be skilfully fostered so that in devotions and sacred exercises is also during with surgical services the voices of the faithful may ring out according to the norms and requirements of the rubrics in certain parts of the world especially mission lands there are people's who have their own musical traditions these play a great part in their religious and social life for this reason due importance is to be attached to their music in a suitable place is to be given to it not only by way of forming their attitude toward religion but also when there is a question of adapting worship to their native genius as indicated in articles 39 and 40 so it doesn't mean we do a pagan idol worship during the mass but there are elements that we that the church has always incorporated that the enemies of the church have seen as pagan and the church is a patient and tolerant mother and the church is partly human partly divine the church knows Venus of the church knows that there is nothing evil nothing is evil a wooden statue is not evil but idolatry is evil ultra is evil worshipping anything but God adoring anything but God is evil the church knows that but we're not afraid of fir tree we're not afraid of a these different festivals at non-catholics think are so pagan we're not afraid of that because we know there's no evil thing there's only an evil way if you're worshipping and adoring God and God alone you can have a Christmas tree you can have a Halloween celebration within proper and due limits in a balanced and healthy and moderate way nothing wrong there are many many elements of pagan life that have been incorporated and rightly so into its church because it's God's pagan pagan belongs to God the pagan all of the mud that the pagan touches is God's mud and the the clay that the pagan forms is God's clay a human form that the pagan forms out of the clay is human form that God gave us it's good human form is good but putting something above God is not good so there's that distinction that needs to be made and the church always makes the distinction but the church is relaxed about all of these these things that throw some Protestants into a panic they think that there's that there are evil things there are no evil things there's only an evil way of using things therefore missionaries are beginning being training being given training in music every effort should be made to see that they become competent in promoting the traditional music of these peoples both in schools and in sacred services as far as may be practicable in the Latin Church the pipe organ is to be held in high esteem for it is the traditional musical instrument and one that it's a wonderful splendor to the church's ceremonies powerfully the lift up man's lifts up man's mind to God and to heavily think heavenly things I agree I love I love the organ I love the church organ I've been moved to tears by church organ music in one of the chapels that I go to regularly haven't been very moved by the pipe organ very very beautiful tones timbers and really lifts up your spirit and at the atmosphere for for the mass but other instruments also may be admitted for use in divine worship with the knowledge and consent of the competent territorial authority as laid down in articles blah blah blah this may be done however only on condition that the instruments are suitable for sacred use or can be made so that they accord with the dignity of the temple and truly contribute to the edification of the faithful now I have to admit where I'm going to Mass later today is it's got one of these fires with electronic keyboard saxophone electric guitar it's largely an African based whole choir I mean there's a mix of black and white Hispanic different people in the choir but it's predominantly black people for lack of a better word I'm not sure what word correct awareness for that African origin people and beautiful singing uh but it's a bit raucous and it's a bit it's a little bit with the electric guitar and the saxophone and everything I find it a little bit much and this is at the Cathedral this is where my bishop the Archbishop of Montreal is has his seat of authority it's the Archbishop's Cathedral in Montreal that's where I'm going tonight at 5 p.m. that's where I'm gonna celebrate my Sunday obligation of the mass and I've been going there for a few weeks now I do you know I do enjoy the singing and the music and it's not too over-the-top I would not say it's disrespectful and they do sing some of the songs in Latin which is nice but it's you know it's a little bit pushing it a little bit into a little bit of a zone where I'm a little bit uncomfortable if the electric electric piano and a electric guitar and that I think they're doing it with dignity and respect they pull it off they get away with it but in the back of my mind I'm always thinking not very traditional I'm a little bit uncomfortable but I much prefer that to some of the churches where I've gone where it's just been a cappella just singing but with really really horrible vibrato and screechie hire a woman to sing and it's like nails on the chalkboard to me so I'd rather have a little bit of modern instruments but with a dignified form of singing anyway that's the end of my rant the texts intended to be sung must always be in conformity with the Catholic with Catholic doctrine obviously indeed they should be drawn chiefly from Holy Scripture and from liturgical sources obviously Holy Mother Church has therefore always been the friend of the fine arts and has continuously sought their noble ministry with the special aim that all these things set apart for the use for use and divine worship should be truly worthy becoming beautiful signs and symbols of heavenly realities for this purpose - she has trained artists Burch has trained artists in fact the church has with good reason always reserved to herself the right to pass judgment upon the Arts deciding which of the works of artists are in accordance with faith piety and cherish traditional laws and thereby suited to sacred purposes interesting search is the judge of the Arts the church has not adopted any particular style of our very own she has admitted fashions from every period according to the natural talents and circumstances of people's and the needs of various rights thus in the course of the century she has brought into being a treasury of art which must be very carefully preserved the art of our own day is coming from every race and region they'll also be given free scope in the church provided that it adorns the sacred buildings and holy rites with due honor and reverence it will thereby be enabled to contribute to its own voice to that wonderful chorus of praise in honor of the Catholic faith sung by Ordinaries by the encouragement in favor they show to art which is truly sacred should strive after noble beauty rather than mere extravagance this principle is to apply also in the matter of sacred vestments and ornaments let bishops carefully exclude from the house of God and from other sacred places those works of artists which are repugnant to faith orals and Christian piety and which offend true religious sense either by the distortion of forms or by lack of artistic worth by mediocrity or by pretense when churches are built are to be built let great care be taken that they may be suitable for the celebration of liturgical services and for the active participation of the faithful some of the monstrosities you see the architecture of 50 60s 70s and 80s 90s thousands are really regrettable but I think it's a question of budget I work in construction I know the exorbitant costs the inflated and voted costs of building material permits labor it's unbelievable that any church gets built even the most bare-bones architectural monstrosity it's it's really a miracle there's a crisis in the church and we don't have the money that we owe it's it's I'll just thank God that we have the practice of placing sacred images in churches okay have I missed something here hmm okay the practice of placing sacred images and churches so that they may be prevented by the faithful is to be firmly maintained iconoclasm is a heresy it's been firmly condemned the images are good nevertheless their number should be moderate and their relative location should reflect right order otherwise they may create confusion among the Christian people and promote a false a faulty sense of devotion I just be a jumble well ordered all artists who in view of the talents desire to serve God's glory and Holy Church should ever bear in mind that they are engaged in a kind of sacred imitation of God the Creator and are concerned with God with works destined for use in Catholic worship and for the edification devotion and religious these laws refer especially to the worthy and well-planned construction of sacred buildings shape and construction of altars the nobility location and security of the Eucharistic tabernacle that's something that's been called into question lately when they shove it off to the side the suitability and dignity of the baptistry history baptistry the proper use of sacred images embellishments investments laws which which seemed less suited to the reformed liturgy are to be brought into harmony with it or else abolished and any which are helpful are to be retained if already in use and introduced where they Oh a nice moderate balance to perform theurgy now we have an appendix to the Declaration of the most sacred ecumenical council of the Vatican on revision of the calendar the most sacred second ecumenical council of the Vatican recognizes the importance of the wishes of expressed by many concerning the assignment of the feast of Easter to a fixed Sunday and concerning an unchanging calendar this is near and dear to my heart Christian unity with the east we want to have a fixed day's date for Easter I've been carefully considering the effects which could result from the introduction of a new calendar the most sacred council declares as follows it would not object to the feast of Easter it would not object if the feast of Easter were assigned to a particular Sunday of the Gregorian calendar provided that those whom it may concern' give their consent especially the brethren who are not in can with the Apostolic see our brothers in the East the most sacred council likewise declares that it does not oppose efforts designed to introduce a perpetual calendar into civil society but among the various systems which are being devised for establishing a perpetual calendar and introducing it into civil life the church has no objection only as no objection only in the case of those systems which would retain and safeguard a seven-day week including Sunday without the introduction of any days outside the week in other words the sequence of seven-day weeks should remain unbroken unlike in the French Revolution where they tried to introduce 10-day week they points of seven-day week should remain unbroken this I think is strong evidence of some Earth Creationism seven-day week only the weightiest of reason is acknowledged as such by the Apostolic See would make the contrary acceptable each and every one of these things set forth in this constitution has won the consent of the fathers of this most sacred council we too by the apostolic authority conferred on us by Christ join with the venerable fathers and approving decree and establishing these things in the Holy Spirit and we direct that what has been thus this enacted in the Synod be published to God's glory the Catholic inclination to accept all religious practices as unchangeable is here given a sharp and much needed corrective this is a footnote now there are indeed on changeable elements in the liturgy but others may be and ought to be changed for further development of this point the editors volume are changing liturgy published by Hawthorn in 1965 the next footnote liturgical changes involved not primarily a return to the past but due adaptation to present needs however historical and Theological study is required for a full understanding of the rites in question otherwise the changes may prove ineffectual if not counterproductive next footnote the paramount role of Sacred Scripture God's word in the liturgy needs stress the biblical movement and deeper grasp of salvation history are two of the central currents of ethnic thought today this is all very good news for our non-ethnic brothers there's especially in the Bible alone next footnote the people's role while always active will take different forms including a social silence which there were more silence in church in various parts of liturgical worship passivity or exaggerated isolation is foreign to the authentic Christian spirit as seen everywhere and the teachings of the I'm guilty of that graduated isolation I just want we can go out and anonymous that's just from Second Vatican Council to more connected with people in the pews while Latin is officially retained as the language of the Roman Rite a wide opening is made for the use of local tongues of vernacular in great art the amount of vernacular is left to the discretion of Bishops preliminary experiments in the use of vernacular have received general enthusiastic acceptance by the faithful despite the less than perfect text you present the unity of the church does not demand uniformity as we learned as we learned from the experience of Eastern Catholics however principle of diversity is now widened application to the faithful of the Roman Rite this is one of the most revolutionary articles of the Constitution is likely to have important effects both in missionary countries and at home bear in mind these these are footnotes not infallible reputation next footnote these ceremonies of the mass are to be clarified and simplified for the sake of deeper participation the fact that certain features of our present liturgical rites are less than perfect is honestly admitted by one and now where are we where in we're in the introduction of the church today I knew one of the main documents moving on here from the Atheist is asked only evidence of an open mind and respect for the interesting so a context that we have here the church today after our Constitution on the church in the modern world out human space that's what we're looking at we're looking at the introduction and the person making this introduction unbelievers and dialog with unbelievers he says from the Atheist is asked only evidence of an open mind and respect the fascinating to meditate on that simple phrase about what the theist asks today from a non theists it's not much is it of an open mind and respect for the basic rights of believers it's is it it's not too much to us are we being our believers today being respected in their basic rights is the freedom of speech being respected by non-believers in a case of believer is is there an openness on the part of unbeliever their friends and family members who are believe it is there that openness words to ponder meditate on will have to come back and do another one it's been nice seeing you thanks for being with me today god bless for as little as $1 Vermont you 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