Editorial: Liturgical caution
Pope Francis caused a buzz in the Catholic world on Sept. 9 when he announced a relaxation of the Vatican’s stranglehold on liturgical texts in favour of sharing responsibility with local bishops.
But just because the Pope has loosened the Vatican’s grip on liturgical prayers and texts, people in the Sunday pews shouldn’t expect a return any time soon to “and also with you” instead of “and with your spirit.”
Anyone who has followed the liturgy disputes that have dogged the Church since Vatican II will understand a general reluctance in the Englishspeaking world to start over. And that’s how it should