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"In accord with no. 55 of the instruction of the Congregation of Rites on music in the liturgy (March 5, 1967), the Conference of Bishops has determined that vernacular texts set to music composed in earlier periods may be used in liturgical services even though they may not conform in all details with the legitimately approved versions of liturgical texts (November, 1967). This decision authorizes the use of choral and other music in English when the older text is not precisely the same as the official version."
— Catholic Bishops for the dioceses of the United States (November, 1969)

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Impressive Video — “Ad Orientem” Celebration
published 4 September 2016 by Corpus Christi Watershed

The following was sent to us by a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, which is featured in this video:


Most Rev’d René H. Gracida—chosen as bishop by Pope Paul VI and friend of Pope St. John Paul II—is shown making the following declaration: “When the priest speaks to the people, he should look at them and speak to them. When the priest speaks to God he should look at the Crucifix.”

He continues: “Do it gradually, with proper catechesis, to avoid shocking the people. This is the problem of the Reform after the Vatican Council. Changes were sprung upon the people without any warning. So, we must not do that now.”