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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Those who are not afraid to open their ears, let them understand!

"Pope Benedict XVI as theologian and cardinal wrote much about the liturgy, because lex credendi, lex orandi: the liturgy is the expression of faith and it is the faith that guides the liturgy. The liturgy is not the field of those who like to do things their own way, it is not a field for 'do it yourself'. The liturgy is the official expression of the faith of the Church, the celebration of the mysteries of Christ. And Cardinal Ratzinger - now Pope Benedict - had rather clear ideas about the liturgy, and was not afraid to express them. This encourages us greatly in our work at the Congregation for Divine Worship, as might well be guessed. Those who are not afraid to open their ears, let them understand! "