Dr Carol Byrne gained a B.A. and M.A. from University College Dublin and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham (U.K.). After raising a family, she was for a time deputy chair of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales and formerly assistant editor of the magazine for the SSPX in the District of Great Britain. She has produced a number of articles for the website Tradition in Action. Her books include Simplicissimus: an entirely new approach to learning the Latin of the Traditional Roman Missal (still used by the Latin Mass Society as a teaching aid for priests and laity with New Edition revised by current chair Dr. Joseph Shaw); The Catholic Worker Movement: A Critical Analysis, Authorhouse 2010; and Born of Revolution: A Misguided Liturgical Movement, Holyrood Press, 2020.
Author: Carol Byrne
Active Participation: ‘Actuosa’ and Subverting the Law of Prayer
Let us consider an intriguing dilemma that has occupied the minds of all involved in the Liturgical Movement since its beginning: the novel principle of active participation (participatio actuosa), which Vatican II’s Constitution on the Liturgy promoted as “the aim to …