Sunday, October 14, 2007

...And The Vatican Responds
To all those bishops who are resisting the Motu Proprio

I've posted about Archbishop Ranjith before. We sure could use a few hundred more like him.

From Fr. Zuhlsdorf 's What Does The Prayer Really Say?, check out what the #2 man at the Congregation for Divine Worship has to say -- (emphasis mine)

“The motu proprio Summorum Pontificum on the Latin Liturgy of July 7th 2007 is the fruit of a deep reflection by our Pope on the mission of the Church. It is not up to us, who wear ecclesiastical purple and red, to draw this into question, to be disobedient and make the motu proprio void by our own little, tittle rules. Even not if they were made by a bishops conference. Even bishops do not have this right. What the Holy Fathers says, has to be obeyed in the Church. If we do not follow this principle, we will allow ourselves to be used as instruments of the devil, and nobody else. This will lead to discord in the Church, and slows down her mission. We do not have the time to waste on this. Else we behave like emperor Nero, fiddling on his violin while Rome was burning. The churches are emptying, there are no vocations, the seminaries are empty. Priests become older and older, and young priests are scarce.”

And how I would love to see Archbishop Ranjith promoted to the #1 spot at CDW. Cardinal Levada can go back to San Francisco.

12 Comments:

Blogger Richard said...

Besides having 100 more like him, it would sure be nice to see him being named a cardinal.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Al said...

Possible scenerio the next time the US Bishops meet with the Pope (based on Archbishop Ranjith's line "instruments of the devil").

When asked why they did all they could to undermine the Motu proprio they go into their best Flip Wilson immitation & say: "The devil made me stop that Mass."

Sorry, couldn't resist the temptation!

5:36 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Just a friendly correction on your post, Vir. Archbishop Ranjith is the Secretary (#2 man) of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, not of the CDF.

8:56 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

Actually, I think the Church would be better off if we had 10 more bishops like Levada. Unfortunatly, we have about 150.

12:15 PM  
Blogger WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

WOW! Someone who speaks plain truth!
I love it!!

1:31 PM  
Blogger Alli said...

Ahh, it's nice to hear that the Church is sticking up for herself.

I'm looking forward to your email.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Robert,
How right you are!! Thanks for catching that. I'll fix it now. And thanks again!!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Wow, a Bishop with Balls!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Off topic Cavey, Ahnuld just signed a law banning terms "offensive" to bass andits, like "Mom and Dad"

3:03 PM  
Blogger Fr. Charles Ledderer said...

One hundred more like him? You mean one hundred more bishops resident in fantasyland? I do not think that the Tridentine Mass will magically fill our churches and seminaries and change all that is wrong with the world. Such an attitude strikes me as nothing but a Catholic form of Fundamentalism. For the Protestant fundies all one has to do is "accept Jesus as Lord and Savior." For the Catholic fundies, worshiping according to the Missal of Pius V is all that is necessary.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Well Chuckie,
I already know you're a fraud. It didn't take a lot of back tracking to find out that you're posting out of Pittburgh, PA, and not "The Dakotas" as you put it.

Your comments are so blatantly childish, they don't even rate a response. But I will say that it never ceases to fascinate me that so many within The Church actually believe that there was no Catholic Church prior to 1962.

Anyhow, if you really are a Catholic priest, at least have the guts to state your diocese. Oh... wait... that'll never happen. Like I said, you're a fraud.

But in the meantime, it sure is nice to know that I was able to irritate you.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Was going to retort, but it just isn't worth it.

12:41 PM  

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