The current reform of the liturgy undertaken by a movement known asthe “reform of the reform” carries an agenda that can have an impact onthe liturgical gains of the Second Vatican Council in the Philippines. Theagenda attempts to retrieve discarded liturgical practices and paraphernalia,but this sometimes results in the loss of active participation. Proponents ofthis counter-reform movement refer to it as a “hermeneutic of continuity”with the Church’s tradition of worship. The paper argues that these counterreformingattempts actually overlook the fact that the Church has beenacknowledging and responding to changes in social and religious culture.

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