Thursday, February 22, 2007

FINALLY... Some Straight Talk Out Of Rome
'Bout time

Archbishop Malcom Ranjith, the Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship, had some rather... interesting, shall we say... things about the Mass of Paul VI (better known as the New Mass, or the Novus Ordo Mass).

Here's a few tid-bits;

What I wished to insist on in those interviews was that the post-conciliar reform of the liturgy has not been able to achieve the expected goals of spiritual and missionary renewal in the Church so that today we could be truly happy about it.

Undoubtedly there have been positive results too; but the negative effects seem to have been greater, causing much disorientation in our ranks.

The churches have become empty, liturgical free-wheeling has become the order of the day, and the true meaning and significance of that which is celebrated has been obscured

Granted, Archbishop Ranjith can't authorize the freeing of the Tridentine Mass (only the Holy Father can), but it sure is refreshing to see some honesty coming from the Vatican on what an absolute and utter disaster the New Mass is.

By the way, wouldn't it be nice to see a North American or Western European cleric (other than the SSPX or the FSSP) say the same thing? But like I've been saying for years, most "Catholics" in North America and Western Europe have already abandoned The Faith.

If and when the Tridentine is freed, be prepared to see it flourish in Asia and Africa.


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