Bishop Peter J. Elliott

About Bishop Peter J. Elliott

Most Rev. Peter J. Elliott holds degrees in history (Melbourne), in theology (Oxford), with a Doctorate in sacramental theology from the Istituto Giovanni Paolo II per studi su matrimonio e famiglia, Lateran University, Rome. From 1987 to 1997, he served as an official of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family. He returned to Melbourne as Episcopal Vicar for Religious Education, and General Editor of thirteen catechetical texts: To Know, Worship, and Love. In 2004, he became Director of the Melbourne Session of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. In 2007, he was ordained Titular Bishop of Manaccenser, and appointed Auxiliary Bishop in Melbourne.

Having served as a Consulter to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, he is a Member of the interdicasterial commission, Anglicanae Traditiones, preparing liturgical texts for the Personal Ordinariates for former Anglicans. He is a member of the Australian Bishops’ Liturgy Commission and the Australian National Liturgical Council. Among other works, Bishop Elliott is the author of Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite, Ignatius Press 1995 etc. (Guia pratica de liturgia, Ediciones Universidad de Navarra 1996) and Ceremonies of the Liturgical Year, Ignatius Press 2002. He is editor of Prayers of the Faithful, Catholic Book Publishing Corp, NJ, 2009.

Sacred Liturgy: Great Mystery, Great Mercy

Reflecting on the state of divine worship in the Church, I believe that this is a good time for Catholics of the Roman Rite, a very good time. Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council initiated a liturgical reform in the Constitution on … [Read more...]