|New liturgical element: "ecumenical" dialogue|
sermon in rhyme; Picture: Press Office Diocese of Würzburg / Mohr
"In the thick of things" is the Würzburg Cathedral Vicar with the Protestant official, who -- as explained in preparation -- had decided on the somewhat looser form of Liturgy of the Word, probably in order not to completely ignore the liturgical progress of the Church.
"Vanishing Justice" of the Preaching Dialog
A modern, zeigeisty innovation, perhaps even according to the invocation of the "sprit of Vatican II" Fr. Eschenbacher put the liturgical elements of the preaching dialog in rhyme: "... that only talking's not enough, where justice takes a puff" was clearly the dialogs choice piece.
It had been a balancing act, said the Cathedral Vicar. "I can also understand, that not everyone found it enjoyable." But: "everything took place with dignity."
Joy of the Instructor of Pastoral Theology
A Pastoral Theologian was also completely overjoyed (a kind of miracle in the Post-Conciliar Church): "Carnival belongs to the life of the people just as to the Church. I think the connection between them both is very exciting."
In the Diocese of Wurzburg the main goal of the Pastoral Theologian, "the consequent search for the outline of our vocation in the transform of the structures in the Diocese and with thus connected pastoral tasks and focal points.
Exit of the Fool
At the end the fool was applauded to the church door -- and in the midst of it all the Cathedral Rector.
Link to kreuz.net...