Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Reform of the Reform? The continuing debate


The recent upsurge in discussion as to Reform of the Reform or rejection of the Reform in the liturgy continues on the Internet. I cannot claim to keep pace with all of the posts but here are some I have seen which strike me as interesting.

On the New Liturgical Movement Clarifications on the Reform of the Reform Controversy, which seeks to take the debate forwards and contains links to online articles he cites and commends by my friends Fr John Hunwicke and Dr Joseph Shaw, the Chairman of the Latin Mass Society.

In addition to these posts on his own blog Dr Shaw has an additional post on Rorate Caeli about one of the points raised in this discussion which can be read at The Mass of 1965: back to the future?Why it is not an option

Also on Rorate Caeli is a post by their blogger New Catholic which does touch on the debate in the context of the change of Supreme Pontiff last year and can be read at Abp. Gänswein: "Yes, Francis and Benedict's liturgical sensibilities are different, it's not an offense to say so."



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