Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Manila hosts 13th Asian Liturgical Forum

Will they be discussing these?



MANILA, Sept. 15, 2009— The Archdiocese of Manila is hosting this year’s 13th Asian Liturgy Forum South-East Asian Region which opens on Sept. 17 at the San Carlos Formation Complex in Makati City.

With the theme “Liturgical Year and Inculturation”, [You get a sense whose behind this.] the meeting will be held until Sept. 20.

The delegates will have vespers with Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales on Sept. 16 at the Bahay Pari chapel, after which he welcomes them at dinner.

On Sept. 17, Fr. Anscar Chupungco, OSB, [See that?  I thought I sensed something bad.  By the way, he teaches liturgy at the Maryhill School of Theology, a bedrock of liberation theology and once according to my sources, not from me OK,  "watched closely" by the CBCP and even the Vatican for 'Richard Mcbrien type of theology'.  Now that says something, doesn't it?] ALF Executive Director and Director of the Paul VI Institute of Liturgy in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, will give the opening conference on the theme. This will be followed by reports from various country representatives.

Some 50 delegates from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are attending. There will also be observers from Australia and Taiwan.

The ALF is expected to release a statement on the theme which it hopes will be of help to the National Commissions of the countries in the South-East Asian Region.

The 12th ALF was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (CBCPNews)

Here's my take on this event.

Will they be discussing Summorum Pontificum?  I hope so but I guess they will not.

Will they de discussing the Reform of the Reform? I hope so but I guess they will not.

Will they be discussing the liturgical adulteration err.. I mean...inculturation type of Mass of Anscar Chupungco? A do it yourself liturgy to hell with what Rome says? More "empowerment" of the laity? More pronounced role of women? Eco-spirituality? Communion in the Hand? Asian type of Liturgical dance?

I hope not but I guess they will.

Say the prayer to St. Michael...

Sancte Michael Archangele,
defende nos in proelio;
contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.
Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur:
tuque, Princeps militiae Caelestis,
satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,
qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo,
divina virtute in infernum detrude.

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