Thursday, September 24, 2009

A response to a question is on its way!

I am sure you will be pleased to hear that I received an article today from Ms Catherine Combier-Donovan, Director of the Office of Worship of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Ms Combier-Donovan wrote in part:

"...I ask patience of your readers for I take time to carefully craft each one since it seems that what I write is often scrutinized to the nth degree. I also want to be sure that my responses are both orthodox and pastoral. Because I’m a liturgical historian as well as a pastoral liturgist, you’ll find that I will reflect on the past to help us understand the present. All of this to say you will not receive too many brief answers, unless it is to direct people to answers already on the Worship website or elsewhere."

The article is titled: Cross or Crucifix on Good Friday? I will place it on the blog as soon as I can.

Feel free to comment; but obviously, in a respectful manner. A question and answer format on a blog may be something unique. If it is, it is in our best interest to make certain that it can work. Thanks to you all for your questions.


Anonymous said...

Thank you, Ms. Combier. Please know that everyone appreciates your willingness to interact and share; even if, we don't always agree on every topic. Just acknowledging that you hear and understand us does more than you can imagine. Far too often people with differing liturgical views have been marginalized, treated and spoken to rudely and sometimes just ignored. Perhaps your willingness to take a Christian and charitable approach will help others to avoid being dismissive of others and their views. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps this blog should be renamed "richmondvoiceless" if diocesan officials can't find the time to communicate in an interactive venue such as this blog. We are in the 21st century, diocesan officials should be communicating with the faithful on a regular basis through venues such as this. Even the Bishop himself should set up a blog through which he could communicate regularly with the faithful and faithless of his diocese. I believe a 21st-century Christ would be eager to use technology to evangelize. If our diocesan officials never get around to interacting with us, what do they fear?