Benedict XVI and the Roman Missal


Janet E. Rutherford & James O'Brien editors

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-371-8
June 2013. 320pp.

The proceedings of the Fourth Fota International Liturgy Conference, contained in this volume, examine the approach of Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger to understanding and appreciating the Roman Missal as one of the central texts of Catholic Worship. There is a specific focus on the contribution of Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger in clarifying the dogmatic foundations of the liturgy, particularly of the Eucharistic Celebration; on his contribution to the renewal of the liturgy (specifically of the Roman Missal) since the Second Vatican Council; and in light of Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger’s theological understanding of the form of the Mass, its implications towards resolving contemporary questions which have arisen with regard to the Roman Missal.

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Contributors: Dieter Böhler (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt); Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke (Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura); Sven Conrad (Priestly Fraternity of St Peter); Cassian Folsom (Monastero di San Benedetto); Daniel Gallager (Vatican Secretariat of State); Paul Gunter (Pontifical Liturgical Institute of San’Anselmo, Rome); Manfre Hauke (Theological Faculty, Lugano); Helmut Hoping (U Freiburg); Uwe Michael Lang (London Oratory); William Mahrt (Stanford U); George Cardinal Pell (Archbishop of Sydney); Lauren Pristas (Caldwell College); Janet Rutherford (Patristic Symposium); Arthur Serratelli (Bishop of Paterson, NJ); D. Vincent Twomey (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth).

Dr Janet E. Rutherford is secretary of the Patristic Symposium, Maynooth. James O'Brien is an Official of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.