Saturday, July 15, 2006

Slowly..... Slowly
"Liturgical discipline needed, Vatican official says"

It's been said that things move glacially slow in Catholicism. But by Church standards, this is moving at lighting speed.

I've posted before that the #2 man at the Congregation for Divine Worship is a "Friend of Tradition".

"I agree 200% with you that there really is a problem in the Church with the liturgy and the priesthood, and both go together. We must work on this, and there is no doubt that the Pope has to set free the true Catholic Mass for everyone—I am going now to Rome where I will have my private chapel. I have just taken care to get a Missal of St. Pius V to celebrate Mass as it should be." ~ Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith , the new Secretary for the Congregation for Divine Worship, to Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the SSPX, 2001.

I'll readily admit that I got caught up in the anticipation and excitement a few months back concerning the freeing of the Latin Mass. I won't get snakebit again. But I will say this; things are getting..... interesting, shall we say?

Here is an excellent posting concerning Archbishop Ranjith and his attitude towards the Traditional Latin Mass.


Blogger Athanasius contra mundo said...

Hopefully some day we can get SSPX to reconcile after the mass is restored to where it should be.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Gaufridus said...

Hopefully, the SSPX will remain true to Catholic Tradition and help bring about a general restoration of the Catholic Faith to the Catholic Church.

Until then, I doubt the higher-ups in the Society will see any value in "reconciliation".

10:17 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Yah--I think the key is the SSPX re-unification.

HOWEVER, I don't think that Rome will necessarily wait around forever for that. They will "license" the Old Rite when they think the time is right, with or without SSPX.

In addition, I think Rome will be making far greater efforts to stop silliness in the Novus Ordo; likely by cutting back on the number of "options," writing far more extensive rubrics which MUST be followed by celebrants and the Faithful, and likely including language which makes more Latin a requirement, as well.

1:28 PM  

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