The New Liturgical Movement brought to our attention the liturgical commentaries coming from the Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff on the Vatican Website. At last, something is said about the centrality of the Crucifix in the Liturgical Celebration and this on the Vatican website itself!
How I wish the liturgists in the Philippines would read this! I remember that once I was reprimanded by a liturgist about the Crucifix I placed on the altar. He said, "The Cross is not the center of the celebration." I asked, "Father, if the Cross is not the center of the celebration, then, what is the center of the celebration?" He gave a very strange answer, "The Celebration is the center of the Celebration!" I do not know what is it with these liturgists who are allergic to the Cross on the altar!
Follow this link: Interesting Liturgical Commentaries from Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff on Vatican Website