A Roman Catholic Approach To Liturgical Inculturation

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Roman Catholic liturgical inculturation begins with the texts that are approved for use in Catholic parishes around the world. Liturgists are charged with discerning how those texts and related ritual practices may be appropriately expressed in various cultural settings. Key issues include the translation of liturgical texts and the development of indigenous arts, music, vestments, and gestures.

Our concern is not with inculturation and the liturgy but inculturation of the liturgy. The focus...


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