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No Isolation in the Liturgy

Far from liturgical isolationists, liturgical movement advocates of the past and present have sought to shift the center of Catholic devotional gravity from self-absorption and drive-by communions to interactive and cohesive ritual experiences, attending to cultural particularity and responding to special social needs. The liturgy, and especially the Eucharist, cannot be ignorant of life.

Katharine E. Harmon, “Linking Cult to Care: Social Transformation and the Liturgical Movement”, in At the Heart of the Liturgy: Conversations with Nathan D. Mitchell’s “Amen Corners,” 1991-2012, Maxwell E. Johnson, Timothy O’Malley, Demetrios S. Yocum, eds. (Collegeville, MN: A Pueblo Book, published by Liturgical Press, 2014), p. 124. ISBN: 978-0-8146-6309-7.

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