Western Rite Critic

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What is the most significant problem of current Western Rite initiatives?
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1. Western/European Phyletism (attitudes of American or Western cultural/ethnic supremacy)

2. Problems of Liturgics & Liturgical License

3. Illicit Devotional Pieties (Sacred Heart, Rosary, Stations of the Cross)

4. Challenges of Catechesis & Conversion

5. Challenges of Ecclesiology & Ecumenism

6. Determining what’s really “Western”

7. Absence of ascetic/monastic anchor

8. Personalism, emotionalism, and creativity

9. An essentially Protestant mentality

10. Absence of Pan Orthodox Approach

11. For those who feel there are no inherent or internal problems with contemporary Western Rite initiatives, but only external problems (e.g. how WR is received), please feel free to make this point in the comments section. We want to hear from you, too.

12. Other: for those who identify inherent or internal problems with contemporary Western Rite initiatives that cannot fit any of the above categories, please feel free to make this point in the comments section.

Elaboration on any of the votes is welcome in the comments section.

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May 2, 2008 Posted by | Western Rite Questions | , , , , , | 25 Comments

   

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