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Dr. Clare V. Johnson is Senior Lecturer in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at Australian Catholic University (Strathfield, NSW). Her research is published in Studia Liturgica, Worship, Liturgy, Australian Journal of Liturgy, Pastoral Liturgy, and other journals. She is editor of Ars Liturgiae: Worship, Aesthetics and Praxis (Chicago: LTP, 2003) and contributing co-editor of Vatican II: Reception and Implementation in the Australian Church (Mulgrave: Garrett, 2012). She serves as assistant editor of Studia Liturgica and is a member of the National Liturgical Council advising the Australian Bishops’ Commission on the Liturgy. The article is her public address during the Hobart Conference of the Academy.

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