Bishops: tabernacle in centre (United States).But the defenders of the 1970's liturgical li·tur·gi·cal also li·tur·gic
1. Of, relating to, or in accordance with liturgy: a book of liturgical forms.
2. Using or used in liturgy. upheaval are now under massive attack.
As The Wanderer notes: "One after another, nearly three dozen bishops, including three cardinals, acknowledged how the liturgical changes and mandates of the postconciliar period have weakened, damaged or destroyed the faith of the Catholic people.
"And by far the biggest mistake, it was finally acknowledged, was the recommendation' that the tabernacle Tabernacle (tăb`ərnăk'əl), in the Bible, the portable holy place of the Hebrews during their desert wanderings. It was a tent, like the portable tent-shrines used by ancient Semites, set up in each camp; eventually it housed the Ark should be removed from a central altar" (Dec. 2, 1999).
The barrage of criticism was caused when a new document, Domus Dei Domus Dei (Hospital of Saint Nicholas) was an almshouse and hospice established in 1212 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK by Pierre des Roches, Bishop of Winchester.
It is now also known as the Royal Garrison Church , continued to push the same approach found in the earlier, 1978, document Environment and Art in Catholic Worship. How do we know? Because unlike in Canada, where the annual bishops' sessions are closed to the press, in Washington the deliberations are held in public.
Consequently, in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. there is far greater openness and wider discussion about new documents which are launched by one or other Church committee. Some of the documents are discussed for years before being amended and submitted for a final vote. One document on feminism was discussed for eight years before being dropped altogether.
In the case of Domus Dei, the Conference made it absolutely clear that its recommendations, especially on removing the tabernacle, are slated for flat out rejection.
Cardinal Law of Boston pointed out that the Vatican will be publishing liturgical guidelines soon, and that it is unwise to make any national ones before these guidelines come out. (Perhaps the Canadian bishops will see wisdom in this before going ahead with their own newly prepared Our Place of Worship Noun 1. place of worship - any building where congregations gather for prayer
house of God, house of prayer, house of worship
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Archbishop Sheehan of Santa Fe Santa Fe, city, Argentina
Santa Fe, city (1991 pop. 341,000), capital of Santa Fe prov., NE Argentina, a river port near the Paraná, with which it is connected by canal. said: "We have all experienced a lessening of devotion to the Eucharist, a loss of the sense of the Real Presence; the sense of the sacred has suffered. I can't help believing that placing the Eucharist in a separate chapel, often hidden and small, is part of the reason we have a crisis in belief in the Real Presence....Out of sight, out of mind "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" was the 99th episode of the M*A*S*H television series, and the third episode of the fourth season. Written by Ken Levine and David Isaacs and directed by Gene Reynolds, it first aired on October 5, 1976 and was repeated December 28, 1976. , is what has happened."
Archbishop Curtiss of Omaha asked why the new book adopts the "recent development" that Christ is present in the assembly just as much as he is in the Blessed Sacrament Blessed Sacrament
n. Roman Catholic Church
The consecrated host. , adding: "It's misleading to say all forms of Christ's presence are equal and all should have prominence of place. The prominent place is the altar and the tabernacle."
Cardinal Hickey of Washington, D.C., observed: "If tabernacles are reinstated it will help restore a sense of prayer to our churches....We should not overlook private visits. These are the ways we sustain our faith in the Eucharist."