18th November 2010, 06:46 PM
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Manipulation Resistance Team
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Join Date: 5th February 2002
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It’s time to reset our Liturgical Clock
I’m proud to offer my full support to George Weigel’s recommendation that we reclaim the Church’s “Countercultural Time
” as a way to promote universal holiness in America, specifically by reclaiming traditional feasts and solemnities as days Catholics are required to attend Mass:
Let me suggest one specific, concrete way that Catholicism in America can begin to mount a campaign of resistance to the flattening-out of our common life by the ambient culture: Restore a distinctive sense of time to Catholic life, and do that by reforming the reform of the liturgical calendar.”
Many Catholics are already passionate about reclaiming the liturgy, and I believe this worthy goal is best achieved within the context of also reclaiming liturgical time throughout the year. Weigel writes:
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