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By Bridget Hardy, University of St. Thomas

3/16/2013 (1 year ago)

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Cardinal DiNardo Speaks on Liturgy

The first major document of the Second Vatican Council was arguably the most influential and set into motion the most far-reaching liturgical reform in Catholic history.

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By Bridget Hardy, University of St. Thomas

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/16/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in College & University

Keywords: University of St. Thomas, Cardinal DiNardo, Lenten Lectures, Vatican II, Lent, Christian Joy, John Paul II



HOUSTON,TX (Catholic Online) - Daniel Cardinal DiNardo gave insights on "The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy," the first document of Vatican II, issued on Dec. 4, 1963, and the state of the Liturgy in the United States, both before and after Vatican II. The lecture was held on Feb. 20 in Jones Hall on the University of St. Thomas campus.

- See the video of Cardinal DiNardo presenting on "The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy."

"Certainly it meant something in the history of the Church thereafter that the first major council document constitution would be on the very thing that gathers us together every week, for some of us every day, and what makes us who we are as Catholics," Cardinal DiNardo said. "It is just a celebration of the liturgy of the Church."

The lecture was a part of the 24th Annual Lenten Lecture Series. During Lent, Wednesdays are highlighted by a series of lectures that cover a wide range of topics important to Catholic life.

Cardinal DiNardo said when he comes to St. Thomas, he always feels very much at home. Sharing his thoughts on the Sacred Liturgy with the UST community and others from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Cardinal DiNardo emphasized the Book of Revelation and "hilaritas" or Christian joy.

Talking about how the Book of Revelation was one of the more liturgical hymns in the New Testament, Cardinal DiNardo explained how the "river of life" is the Holy Spirit. The verbs of motion, Cardinal DiNardo said, are a current description of the Church.

"If you're Orthodox or you're Catholic, and if you truly understand the meaning of the liturgy, then the description of the water of life and of the bride and the lamb coming, this echelon, this ultimate, is already here," he said. "It's not here completely yet but it's here. If we're going to talk about the liturgy, I want you to keep that in mind as we deal with the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy."

He went on to discuss what it means to have Christian joy with regard to the liturgy.

"If you're going to celebrate the liturgy, if you're going to understand the liturgy, then what is present also is the depth of Christian joy," he said. "Not 'ha, ha,' but the joy that comes knowing that you are singing a new song to the Lord for you have entered into Jesus' salvation."

Later, he delved into the Vatican document and the liturgy as a core Catholic experience.

Several experts have offered commentary on this year's theme, "Vatican II: Yesterday and Today." Previously, Sister Paula Jean Miller, FSE, presented "Synod 2012: Through the Lens of Vatican II," Dr. John Hittinger presented "John Paul II on the Task of the 'Enrichment of Faith' in Light of Vatican II," Dr. Steven Meyer presented on "Vatican II: The Church and the Laity" and Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson on "Has Pope Benedict Reinterpreted the Ecumenical Vision of Vatican II?"
 

Upcoming lectures include:

- Dr. Charles Sommer will present "Word of God in Human
  Words: Biblical Interpretation From Vatican II to Benedict
  XVI" at 7:30 p.m. on March 20 in Cullen Hall,
  4001 Mt. Vernon.

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