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Adoremus, Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy

Online Edition:
March 2013
Vol. XIX, No. 1

Basic Resources on Liturgy

Sacrosanctum Concilium – Vatican II Constitution on the liturgy

Catechism of the Catholic Church

1. Pt II, Sec 2, Ch 1, Article 3 - The Sacrament of the Eucharist (§§1322-1419) basic summary: vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c1a3.htm

2. Pt III, Sec 2, Ch 1, Article 3 - The Sabbath Day (§§2168-2195) on Sunday and the Eucharist: vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s2c1a3.htm

Redemptionis Sacramentum - on matters to be observed or avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist (2004)

Ecclesia de Eucharistia - Pope John Paul II’s 2003 encyclical

General Instruction of the Roman Missal - usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/general-instruction-of-the-roman-missal/

Other Church documents related to liturgy: see Church Documents

Recommended reading: Pope Benedict XVI/Cdl. Ratzinger - Spirit of the Liturgy (Ignatius Press)

Mystical Body: Mystical Voice by Fr. Douglas Martis and Christopher Carstens (Liturgy Training Publications) book/DVD — Good explanation of the new Missal texts

US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ statements on liturgy (for background on Church music and architecture — ordering information at USCCB.org)

Sing to the Lord (on music) (revised 2012)

Built of Living Stones (on church architecture)


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