On the Reception and Implementation of the New Missal
The Roman Rite has evolved over the centuries in very diverse contexts and situations, and it has endured to our own day precisely because of its capacity to adapt and be shaped by the distinct cultures where it has been celebrated.
In 2002 the Latin third edition of the Missale Romanum was promulgated and in subsequent years episcopal conferences have been busy at work producing vernacular translations of that Latin text.
As the English-speaking world prepares to receive and implement the English translation of the Missal, Dr. Pecklers' book is offered as an instrument of catechesis in helping clergy and laity alike to better grasp the rationale for the new translations by considering the wider context of the Rite itself.
Keith F. Pecklers, SJ, is professor of liturgy at the Pontifical Gregorian University and professor of liturgical history at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome.
"In The Genius of the Roman Rite, Father Pecklers offers a concise history of the Roman rite, its reform at the Second Vatican Council, and its future in the twenty-first century and beyond. The Church's prayer, especially at Mass, is part and parcel of living tradition under the guidance of the Spirit. Father Pecklers shows us how the future of our liturgical prayer and the future of our Church are closely bound together. The Genius of the Roman Rite is helpful reading for all those who would understand the third edition of the Roman Missal."
-Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan - Archbishop of New York
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