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 87:  Based on Articles 37-40 of  The Sacred Liturgy "SACROSANCTUM CONCILIUM" 


"In the liturgy, the Church has no wish to impose a rigid uniformity
in matters which do not involve the faith or the good of the whole community;
rather does she respect and foster the genius and talents of the various races and peoples.

Provisions shall also be made, when revising the liturgical books,
for legitimate variations and adaptations to different groups, regions, and peoples, especially in mission lands,
provided that the substantial unity of the Roman rite is preserved"

This was the dream.
But the dream has now become a nightmare
since most cultural adaptations are deleted
when churches return to using the 1962 Latin Rite

Instead of cultural adaptations,
we now have people going back
to the European style of kings and queens
- as in this photo from Africa   (from this site)

I can't imagine this bishop in a Cappa!

"As you worship, so you live"

Jesus, who warned us about fancy dress and places of honor,
please help us return to the dream of cultural adaptation...and simplicity of life


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