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 85:  Based on Articles 35 of  The Sacred Liturgy "SACROSANCTUM CONCILIUM" 


" In sacred celebrations there is to be more reading from holy scripture,
 and it is to be more varied and suitable."

"Bible services should be encouraged. 
They are particularly to be commended in places where no priest is available;
when this is so, a deacon or some other person authorized by the bishop should preside over the celebration"

Re more, not less,  use of Scripture: see Reflection 83

Re "some other person"- lead Bible services: see this report  (some characters missing, I'm not sure why).
Try "Elizabeth Harrington Cardinal Pell lay-led liturgy" in Google for more articles re this item

Re deacons: see No more permanent deacons ?

Jesus, please let there be more Scripture, not less.
Please don't let small communities lose their places of worship 
(see Cleveland story)


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