One of the reasons I started to create an ebook of Pope Benedict’s writings and speeches was to get into and tostay in the habit of reading everything from him as released weekly. He is such a wonderful writer full of so many insights and you just never know when you will run into something cool – or blog worthy.
For example his speech to a group of French bishops on their ad Limina visit would be something that would totally go under the radar.
Knowing the care with which you prepare your liturgical celebrations, I encourage you to cultivate the art of celebrating, to help your priests in this regard and to work ceaselessly for the liturgical formation of seminarians and of the faithful. Respect for the established norms expresses love and fidelity for the faith of the Church, for the treasure of grace that she preserves and transmits; the beauty of celebrations, far more than innovations and subjective adjustments, makes evangelization a lasting and effective work.
Well at least it was of interest to me and I loved the way he talked about adherence to established norms as expressing love and fidelity for the faith of the Church. The reverse seems to be true at times when it come to liturgical abuses.