According to a
Vatican source, the commission will approve “a proposal and a plan for
liturgical reform,” which will be made public in the Apostolic
Exhortation that the Holy Father will tentatively issue in October.
source said that the exhortation would include an invitation to greater
use of Latin in the daily prayer of the Church and in the Mass—with the
exception of the Liturgy of the Word—as well as in large public and
would also encourage a greater use of Gregorian chant and classical
polyphonic music; the gradual elimination of the use of songs whose
music or lyrics are secular in origin, as well as the elimination of
instruments that are “inadequate for liturgical use,” such as the
electric guitar or drums, although it is not likely that specific
instruments will be mentioned.
Lastly, the Pope
is expected to call for “more decorum and liturgical sobriety in the
celebration of the Eucharist, excluding dance and, as much as possible,
June Pope Benedict XVI will receive the final proposal from the recent
Synod of Bishops for the drafting of his Post-Synodal Apostolic
Exhortation on the Eucharist. The commission of 12 cardinals and
bishops from around the world, led by the secretary of the Synod of
Bishops, Archbishop Nicola Eterovic, will meet in June to present the
Holy Father a final proposal based on the 50 propositions that were
made at the conclusion of last October's Synod.