Benedict XVI has the last word in the Synod on the Eucharist
Sandro Magister's article states that the council of 15 men who are preparing the outline for the document has been told by Benedict XVI to move along more quickly. The outline follows from the proposals of the Synod. The surprises will come from Benedict's ideas. According to the secretary for the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship, Archbishop Albert Malcolm Patabendige Don, "The reform of Vatican II never got off the ground." And he stated in an interview: "The Church has always been aware that its liturgical life must be oriented toward God, and must bring with it a profoundly mystical atmosphere. Now for a number of years the tendency has been to forget this, and to substitute for it a spirit of complete liberty that leaves everything open to a rootless and depthless creativity."
Read the whole interview. A breath of fresh air.