Vatican official traces foot-washing rite’s history, says it should not be given undue importance [but …]
… “it is for those who plan and organise the liturgical celebrations to prepare and dispose everything so that all may be helped to fruitfully participate …”
Catholic World News – January 22, 2016
Writing in L’Osservatore Romano, Archbishop Arthur Roche, the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments commented on the Congregation’s new decree concerning the rite of the washing of the feet, which was issued at Pope Francis’s request …
Ho-hum, a palliative from a papal parvenu; more of the same humdrum. If desired, you can read the rest of the CWN article at www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=27268 or the archbishop’s commentary at www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/pope-changes-rules-for-washing-of-the-feet-on-holy-thursday/
One thing from it that struck my fancy:
It is for pastors to choose a small group of persons who are representative of the entire people of God – lay, ordained ministers, married, single, religious, healthy, sick, children, young people and the elderly – and not just one category or condition.
Would that include shacking-uppers as well as sexually-active invalidly-(re)marrieds and LGBTies?