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Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: A History of the Papacy by Roger Collins

By Roger Collins

From Saint Peter to John Paul II, a brilliantly lucid and complete single-volume historical past of the papacy through a special spiritual scholar.

Roger Collins is learn Fellow of the varsity of historical past, Classics, and Archaeology on the college of Edinburgh. the writer of diverse books and articles within the box of non secular heritage, he lives in Edinburgh.

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M. Bugnini would later be rehabilitated by Pope Paul VI in 1964, when he was named Secretary of the International Consilium charged with implementing the reforms. Conciliar discussions on the proposed liturgical document ran from 22 October until 13 November 1962 during fifteen general congregations lasting about fifty hours with 328 oral interventions and 297 written proposals. ’8 It was precisely ‘noble simplicity’ which characterized the Roman Rite as it grew from the fifth to the eighth centuries before it came into contact with the more dramatic, poetic, and verbose Gallican Rite.

Even more explicit is what is contained in Number 50: The rites are to be simplified, due care being taken to preserve their substance which, with the passage of time, came to be duplicated, or were added with little advantage, are now to be discarded; other elements which have suffered injury through accidents of history are now to be restored to their vigor which they held in the days of the holy Fathers, as may be useful and necessary. 28 Recovering Tradition The Liturgy Constitution reveals three fundamental bases in his reform of the Roman Rite: first, a historical consciousness and desire to return to the sources.

28 Recovering Tradition The Liturgy Constitution reveals three fundamental bases in his reform of the Roman Rite: first, a historical consciousness and desire to return to the sources. Thanks to its contact with the biblical, patristic, and ecumenical movements, the liturgical movement recovered the Church’s foundational liturgical documents which we saw in the first chapter. Indeed, that historical consciousness had a huge effect on the Council’s agenda in reforming the Roman Rite. Second, there was a recovery of liturgical theology and spirituality – that the heart of Christian liturgy is always the paschal mystery of Christ.

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