OPE FRANCIS has authorized the promulgation of a decree from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, declaring a second miracle attributable to the intercession of Blessed Pope John Paul II.
It seems that John Paul II will be canonized before long. This is (generally speaking) good news for all those who have been in favor of what Josef Cardinal Ratzinger called a “new liturgical movement” and Raymond Cardinal Burke has called the “Reform of the Reform.”
Here’s a quote from JP2:
“Active participation does not preclude the active passivity of silence, stillness and listening: indeed, it demands it. Worshippers are not passive, for instance, when listening to the readings or the homily, or following the prayers of the celebrant, and the chants and music of the liturgy. These are experiences of silence and stillness, but they are in their own way profoundly active. In a culture which neither favors nor fosters meditative quiet, the art of interior listening is learned only with difficulty. Here we see how the liturgy, though it must always be properly inculturated, must also be counter-cultural.”
— Pope John Paul II, 10/9/1998 [source]