Theology 2215: Christian Worship and Sacraments

The paper is to be on the Vatican document Sacrosanctum Concilium – the “Constitution on Sacred Liturgy” (Vatican Website). The only sources for this paper MAY BE the “Constitution on Sacred Liturgy” and The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.  Answer the following questions in your words- AN EXCESS OF QUOTES FROM THE DOCUMENT AND A LACK OF PERSONAL ANALYSIS WILL RESULT IN A REDUCED GRADE.

What were the intentions/goals of the Second Vatican Council in writing Sacrosanctum Concilium

These are the questions and there is also an attachment.

What were the intentions/goals of the Second Vatican Council in writing Sacrosanctum Concilium?

What is meant by “active participation”? What does this tell us about the way Catholics should pray?

What do you believe were the intentions of the Council Fathers in regard to the reform of the liturgy?

How and why was the rite of the Mass revised?

What does Sacrosanctum Concilium intend with regard to Latin and the vernacular?

What does Sacrosanctum Concilium prescribe with regard to the other sacraments?

After reading Sacrosanctum Concilium, do you think Vatican II sought a restoration or reformation of sacred liturgy?

As discussed in Part Four of The Spirit of the Liturgy, what is Ratzinger’s view of the liturgical changes of the Second Vatican Council (of which he was a part)? What does he say about “active participation”?

Here is the website for the assignment:

http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19631204_sacrosanctum-concilium_en.html

https://phoenixlatinmass.org/docs/2009/class_notes_the_spirit_of_the_liturgy.pdf

 

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