Volume 18, Issue 9
The occasion of the annual feast of Pentecost gives me the opportunity in this, the third part of my reflection upon Pope Benedict XVI’s Post-Synodal Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis, to reflect upon the relationship between the Holy Spirit and the Eucharist.
1. The Holy Spirit Guides the Development of the Liturgy
There have been many changes in the 40 years since the Second Vatican Council to the way in which the Mass is celebrated in the Catholic Church. Where the liturgical norms have been faithfully observed (the phrase the
Holy Father favours is “with docility!”) these changes have been enriching for the life of the Church and have borne great fruit.