Varietates Legitimae: Inculturation and the Roman Liturgy
The Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments is responsible for upholding the Church’s traditions, teachings, and disciplines concerning the Sacraments—especially as they are performed through the Mass and the liturgy of the Church. These documents, authored by the same Congregation, uphold the Second Vatican Council’s teachings and explain how to integrate them into the Church’s liturgies. With these essential writings, discover how the Catholic Church brings Vatican II to the Mass and honors the Sacraments with instructions for every diocese around the globe. Learn exactly how Sancrosanctum Concilium works out in the Church today.
"In some parts of the world, especially mission lands, there are people who have their own musical traditions, and these play a great part in their religious and social life. Due importance is to be attached to their music and a suitable place given to it, not only in forming their attitude toward religion, but also in adapting worship to their native genius.” [Varietates Legitimae, 40/Sacrosanctum Concilium, 119]
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