Friday, December 07, 2007

Piero Marini's "Mein Kampf"

An excellent review of Mgr Piero Marini's (partial) confessions (A Challenging Reform) is available at TNLM, written by Fr. Alcuin Reid. A couple of excerpts follow.

Marini claims that the result of this reform was that “at long last the hopes and dreams of the liturgical movement had borne fruit.” Sixty years after Pope Pius XII’s seminal encyclical Mediator Dei, we may well ask whether this is indeed the case. Many pastors and scholars would not agree that, in Marini’s words, that “the liturgy inspired by the Council needed to leave behind Tridentine forms in order to embrace the genuine expression of the faith of the whole church”.

For the liturgy is more than an “expression of faith” of this or of any other passing generation...

It's more than a possibility that Marini was overcome with the narcissism we mentioned below.

...Some ask whether the Consilium was itself faithful to the vision of the Council, or whether it operated from its own ideologies under the auspices of Vatican II. Marini regards Bugnini’s work as “one of the greatest liturgical reforms in the history of the Western church.” He writes: “unlike the reform after Trent, it was all the greater because it also dealt with doctrine.” Doctrine? This is precisely the point that critics of the reform – Marini calls them “reactionaries” – have made for decades: that the reform was inspired by different if not divergent doctrine.

Indeed. That the 'doctrine' expressed by Mgr. Bugnini, Cdl. Lercaro, et al was found in 16 Exceptions, 3:4 is the problem.

More at the link.

1 comment:

David L Alexander said...

Er, uh, speaking of reactionaries...