As the conference Sacra Liturgia 2013 opened in Rome this week, Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus-Toulon, France, emphasised that the reform of the liturgy after the Second Vatican Council “must not be dismissed as a marginal concern.”
The Bishop pointed out that whilst recognising the value of the Council, it had “also caused controversy, both in its official reforms, in its translation into the vernacular languages, and in its varied local implementations.” He stressed the need “to promote authentic liturgical renewal in all its Catholic richness and diversity” and “to promote the Sacred Liturgy celebrated as the Church gives it to us, as the Fathers and Popes of the Second Vatican Council desired.”
Sacra Liturgia serves as an international conference to study, promote and renew the appreciation of liturgical formation and celebration. Against the background of the ‘Year of Faith’, Sacra Liturgia commemorates 50 years since the opening of the Second Vatican Council.
You can read Bishop Rey’s full speech over at Rorate Caeli.