Saturday, May 28, 2011

Interesting Information on the GIRM as it was approved for use in Canada, by Rome

I purchased a copy of Celebrate in Song, from the CCCB.  I will NOT be discussing the music composed for the resource.  All I will say about the music for the liturgy is that I am most happy that the new translation is set to chant and it is being encouraged that all the English speaking countries learn the ICEL chant.   Yeah,

But I did write a letter to the NLO to say that in "Celebrate in Song" the rubrics had no indication as to when we were to kneel, and I asked if that meant we were no longer meant to kneel, had I missed them, if so direct me to them, or if they had been omitted would an errata notice be published.

The e-mail went all the way to Fr. Bill Burke, Director of the National Liturgy Office of Canada.

He was very kind and said, that they "were not included in Celebrate in Song"  and "they were not included in the body of the text of the Roman Missal"...."because the General Instruction allows for a variety of practice and the Bishop of the diocese will make the decision as to which approved option is to apply in his diocese."

That was why "they could not put in them in a National resource."

He went on to say that "these options will appear in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal."

I look forward to the pubblication of the GIRM, and further I look forward to finding out which option Archibishop Collins will choose for the Archdiocese of Toronto.

May Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles, and Mother of the Church, guide our bishop to choose the most revererent and best options for the archdiocese. Amen


ignorant redneck said... the absence of an approved version for a national body of bishops, the Typical Edition--in Latin--would apply, I think.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Canada does have an approved national GIRM.

Rome has approved a General Instruction that allows for various aptions. Rome has given the bishop the authority and the duty to choose the options his diocese will use.

The bishops may choose but Rome has stipulated the boundaries, within that choice must be made.

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Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Redneck. One more thing:

Canada has 2 (Two) approved GIRMs for use in Canada.

THe New English one and the French GIRM.

Both GIRMS are approved for use in Canada.

Canada has basically 2 National COuncil of Bishops. THe French Bishops and the English Bishops.

SOOO. Then add...

Now since in Toronto alone, (don't know the national number) the mass in also celebrated 35 different languages we also have all those GIRMS to deal with/.

So. that's probably why Rome has given the Bishops the duty and authority to make the final decisions as to which APPROVED options are to be used within his diocese.

ignorant redneck said...

One of the things about the EF--you always know what to expect! The GIRM shouldn't be so elastic.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

What Rome has approved, Rome has approved. I don't know exactly what options and how many. Could be two, could be infinite.

I trust Rome. And I entrust my Archbishop to Our Lady to choose wisely. But whatever he chooses is approved so...

Scripture to keep in mind

Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: [17] Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, [18] A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, [19]A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. [20] My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20


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