Free Online Bible Library | Congregation of Sacred Rites

We also have classes for:

Courses cover a wide range of Bible, Theology and Ministry topics.

Would you do us the favor of answering this two question poll so we can know how to serve you better? You will also be given the opportunity to join our team tasked with how to make BiblicalTraining.org better. Thank you.  --Bill Mounce

Search

Congregation of Sacred Rites

A department of the Curia responsible for the liturgy of the Latin Rite and the canonization of saints. It was created on 22 January 1588, when Sixtus V issued his famous bull Immensa aeterni Dei, reorganizing the church's central government into fifteen commissions of cardinals. These commissions replaced the ancient use of consistories in regulating church affairs. The Congregation is presently composed of some twenty cardinals and oversees its two areas of responsibility by means of three subsections dealing respectively with theological questions concerning sainthood, the commission for liturgical emendations, and historical questions concerning both liturgy and sainthood. Following the will of Vatican Council II, Paul VI de-Italianized and liberalized this and the other Congregations of the Curia, issuing his radical Apostolic Constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae.