Canisius Lecture: “The Sacred Liturgy: Revisiting Sacrosanctum Consilium Forty Years After Vatican II”
Cardinal Godfried Danneels, Archbishop of Malines-Brussels, a leader in drafting the Sacrosanctum Consilium, which established modern liturgical practices as part of Vatican II, asks whether the document’s “profound intentions” have been realized. “It’s perhaps the appropriate moment, now after half a century—45 years—for an evaluation and some critical remarks,” he says at the beginning of the Jesuit Institute’s third annual Canisius Lecture (named for the 16th century Jesuit theologian St. Peter Canisius). He compares the relationships among the priest, the liturgy, and the people, before and after adoption of the new liturgy.
Date: April 17, 2007
Location: Fulton 511
Sponsor(s): Jesuit Institute