Edited by Janet E. Rutherford and James O'Brien
The proceedings of the Fourth Fota International Liturgy Conference, contained in this volume, examine the approach of Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger to understanding and appreciating the Roman Missal as one of the central texts of Catholic Worship. There is a specific focus on the contribution of Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger in clarifying the dogmatic foundations of the liturgy, particularly of the Eucharistic Celebration; on his contribution to the renewal of the liturgy (specifically of the Roman Missal) since the Second Vatican Council; and in light of Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger’s theological understanding of the form of the Mass, its implications towards resolving contemporary questions which have arisen with regard to the Roman Missal.
Dr. Janet E. Rutherford is Secretary of The Patristic Symposium, Saint Patrick's College Maynooth.
James O'Brien is an official of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.