The Development of the Liturgical Reform: As seen by Cardinal Ferdinando Antonelli from 1948 - 1970
by Msgr. Nicola Giampietro
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Published for the first time in English and based on the diaries and notes of Cardinal Ferdinando Antonelli, a pivotal figure in the Catholic Church's liturgical-reform movement both before and after the Second Vatican Council, The Development of the Liturgical Reform shows that the Council's vision for the Mass has yet fully to develop.
Author Nicola Giampietro is an official of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
"This study...helps us to understand the complex inner workings of the liturgical reform prior to and immediately following the Council...[and] would help us to see another side of the otherwise over-euphoric presentations of the conciliar reform by other contemporary authors....The publication in English of this interesting study would, I am sure, contribute greatly to the ongoing debate on the post-conciliar liturgical reforms."
-- Albert Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo Former Secretary, Congergation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
"Nicola Giampietro's book on Cardinal Ferdinando Antonelli and the developments of the liturgical reform from 1948 to 1970 presents views that raise questions and provide considerable material for discussion about the liturgical reform before and after the Second Vatican Council."
-- Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, La Maison-Dieu, 2002
"Contains priceless information about the official liturgical reforms in the Catholic Church over the past century...To people who have taken a keen interest in liturgical reform and have read about it both from the perspective of those who support and those who do not, this volume helps put everything into perspective, separating the wheat from the chaff."
-- New Oxford Review
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