Almost forgot about this.
From Catholic Sentinel
The Catholic Church is an international body and its liturgy naturally reflects the fact. That's one message from Father Anscar Chupungco, a Filipino Benedictine who has for decades been writing about the Second Vatican Council's Constitution on Liturgy. [And for Fr. Anscar, the only document that matters. He hates Summorum
Pontificum by the way. He does not even want to write about it. Why?
He can't write nor sell books about it. Just my opinion. Ha!]
Father Anscar, who will speak in Portland next month at a national meeting of diocesan liturgical commissions, says inculturation in liturgy does not create new rites, but translates the Roman liturgy into the culture of local churches. [Rubbish! His Misa ng Sambayang
Pilipino is a completely inculturated and a completely different
liturgy! What he talks about "translates the Roman liturgy into the
culture of the local churches" is EXACTLY what is being done to ALL
ORDINARY FORM MASSES throughout the world! Never has inculturation been
envisioned by the Council Fathers of Vatican 2! Never was
inculturation even considered by the Council Fathers of Vatican 2! Then
where the hell did this all started? TO SELL BOOKS, maybe?]
"The sound tradition of the Roman liturgy is the basis of legitimate progress that inculturation seeks to achieve," Father Anscar has said. He is seen as the father of liturgy in The Philippines. [No siree! He was never considered that way. Only his students call
him that. They even have an ORDER named after him. Right, Dave?]
The meeting is set for Oct. 10-15 at the Doubletree Hotel Portland Lloyd Center. With the theme, "Strangers No Longer in the Household of God," participants will examine the relationship of culture and liturgy. Church liturgists will ask how Catholics of many cultures gather, tell stories, share gifts, celebrate and go forth. [Eng?]
"When we are celebrating the liturgy, we are thinking about everyone in the church, not just our parish. It's the body of Christ and the body of Christ is diverse," says Michael Prendergast, a Portland liturgist and conference organizer. [And?]
"We have to emerge from stereotypes [feminist alert!] and find how we can interact with people who are different as human beings. If you can't do it at church, where can you do it?" says Providence Sister Jeremy Gallet, another organizer and head liturgist for the Archdiocese of Portland. [No wonder.]
During the conference, Father Anscar will receive an award for contribiutions [sic] to litutgical [sic] life. He has taught in Rome. [I have a million and one things Fr. Anscar contributed to our litutgical life.]
Also speaking during the week will be Jesuit Father Allan Figueroa Deck, executive director of the U.S. Catholic bishops' Secretariat of Cultural Diversity; St. Anne Sister Kateri Mitchell, executive director of the National Tekakwitha Conference; Paulist Father Ricky Manalo, a liturgist and composer; and Sister Marie Lumas, a Sister of Social Service who teaches religious education and culture at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif.
An opening day prayer [Not Mass. Just a prayer. And this is a gathering of liturgists folks!] will be hosted by St. Andrew Parish in Northeast Portland and a Thursday Mass is set for St. Mary Cathedral.
From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, parish liturgists, other leaders, youths and people in the pew are invited to come for learning and discussion. Father Anscar will speak that day. Smaller discussion groups with local experts will take up topics such as ancient prophets and contemporary culture, intercultural ministry, the folk Mass revolution, Our Lady of Guadalupe, liturgical catechesis for receiving the New Roman Missal and music for multicultural assemblies. [You'll get catechesis about the New Missal from the same guy who publicly derided it?!]
The gathering is co-sponsored by the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions — a grassroots [wow! for the people!] Catholic organization — and the U.S. bishops' Committee on Divine Worship. The last time the national meeting was held in the Northwest was in 1997 in Seattle.
The Portland conference will focus on the experience of multiculturalism in the church. The 2012 meeting in San Jose, Calif. will highlight the church's response to diversity of cultures. Organizers chose the west coast as an apt location to discuss inculturation, because of the diversity in the Catholic dioceses of the region, which have Native American, Hispanic and Asian influences.
This news actually raised more questions than answers.
And certainly raises more suspicion!
Can't help it. With all the awards and claim to fame that this monk has, WHAT HAS HE DONE TO STOP LITURGICAL ABUSE IN THE PHILIPPINES?
And secondly, HE HAS PUBLICLY DISOBEYED AND DISSENTED AGAINST THE HOLY FATHER BY STIFLING THE WISHES OF THOSE WHO WANTED TO CELEBRATE THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE IN THE MANILA CATHEDRAL!
So, honestly, I don't hold this man in high esteem as a liturgist.