It’s not updating a text here or there but a revision of the underlying assumptions about the act of worship.
We must learn to read the Scriptures again as a history of salvation that implicates our future.
Secularization is fundamentally about a break in the chain of memory. Ecumenical dialogue attuned to its problems would focus on a common project to spread the gospel to every corner of the world.
Dr. Timothy P. O’Malley is the director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Church Life. He is an Associate Professional Specialist in the Department of Theology as well. A graduate of Notre Dame (B.A., Theology and Philosophy; M.T.S., Liturgical Studies) and Boston College (Ph.D.), Dr. O’Malley’s research includes liturgical-sacramental theology, a post-liberal approach to catechesis and liturgical formation, and theological aesthetics.