tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post5741085647139799467..comments2009-10-08T23:10:25.269-04:00Comments on Summorum Pontificum: Is God Offended By African Christian Worship?Patrick Archboldhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13230114519933936165noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-69834813552819311662008-07-11T01:36:00.000-04:002008-07-11T01:36:00.000-04:00You cannot stop inculturation. The translation of ...You cannot stop inculturation. The translation of the Greek liturgy into Latin was itself an act of inculturation. The Roman liturgy draws even on language and attitudes of pagan Rome. The alternative to inculturation is fossilization.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-6301971262761368322008-07-08T12:34:00.000-04:002008-07-08T12:34:00.000-04:00Accepting the premise of "inculturation", that the...Accepting the premise of "inculturation", that the Mass must be adapted to fit the "needs" of particular cultures will always lead to the kind of attitude expressed here. The problem is not how to proceed with inculturation, but whether to proceed with it at all.Chironomohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13024533507945352862noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-73282799148071304132008-07-08T12:18:00.000-04:002008-07-08T12:18:00.000-04:00I once heard a comment from an African missionary ...I once heard a comment from an African missionary that "the Faith in Africa is as wide as the Nile -- and as deep as an oil slick."<BR/><BR/>Maybe ending liturgical abuses and false notions of inculturation will give the Catholic Faith in Africa a bit more depth.Brian Kopphttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02575906703463685178noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-41439893836116758942008-07-08T11:51:00.000-04:002008-07-08T11:51:00.000-04:00And the fact that the mass is not "us" oriented bu...And the fact that the mass is not "us" oriented but is supposed to bring us out of ourselves to something higher/God. And the fact that we really do not know how to say "no" to our every desire and whim...Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-28107520959659779942008-07-08T11:48:00.000-04:002008-07-08T11:48:00.000-04:00The late and holy Archbishop Lefebvre was a missio...The late and holy Archbishop Lefebvre was a missionary bishop to Dakar who converted thousands offering the Gregorian Rite of Mass.<BR/><BR/>There are to this day, many holy African priests and Western Missionaries who offer the Gregorian Rite on the Dark Continent.<BR/>My family personally knows a Jesuit Missionary from Long Island NY, who has found that offering the Gregorian Mass in Nigeria has brought countless thousands into the Church.<BR/><BR/>Deo GratiasDan Hunterhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14823464458933233001noreply@blogger.com