The Development of the Liturgical Reform by Nicola Giampietro

The Development of the Liturgical Reform by Nicola Giampietro

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As Seen by Cardinal Ferdinando Antonelli from 1948 to 1970.

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 to fully develop.

Softcover, 347 pp.

Author Nicola Giampietro is an official of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

“Sheds new light on the reform of the liturgy from 1948 to 1970…Anyone interested in the reform of Catholic liturgy and the history of how we got to where we are today should read this important book.”–Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J…Editor, Homiletic & Pastoral Review.

“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, Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.