Sidebar: The Creed

by Anselm

In the previous post, there was an excerpt that suggested that nothing in the most complete Baptismal vows say anything about being against gay marriage.

Hold that thought.

I’m currently reading  The Holy Mass by Dom Prosper Gueranger. It is a beautiful edition published by Baronius Press (although the price is a little high for the size of the book, you get what you pay for in the book’s construction).

Gueranger talks about the development of the Credo during Holy Mass. There he talks about how the Nicene-Constantinopolitan creed was developed out of the Apostle’s Creed in order to combat (or target) heresy.

Coupled with the sentiment from the letter in the previous post, I had an interesting thought.

How long do you think an updated Creed would be in order to cover all of the misunderstandings and heresies of the 21st century?

Of course, I’m not advocating for an updated Creed for liturgical use, but it seems that some have become just so litigious enough to demand some kind of Roman Catholic’s Terms of Service type document.  You know, the “where does it SAY that?” people.

I’m rambling now.