Thursday, October 26, 2006

The French Army's Bishops

Talk about stark raving fear:

French clerics are leading the opposition to release of a papal document that would allow wider use of the traditional Latin Mass.

A group of 35 French bishops and priests have issued a statement urging Pope Benedict XVI not to issue the motu proprio that has been widely discussed in recent weeks. The clerics predict that by allowing broader use of the Tridentine rite, the papal document would "plunge us back into the liturgical life of another age."

The opposition is particularly evident among French bishops, many of whom have given clear public indications of their hostility toward the papal initiative. Bishop Robert Le Gall of Toulouse told the daily La Croix that permission to use the Latin Mass would "create grave difficulties, especially for those who have remained loyal to Vatican II." Sounding the same theme, Bishop Andre Lacrampe of Besançon said that "one cannot erase Vatican II with a stroke of the pen."

The remarks by these Mitred Frogs are similar to the outright lies we encounter on our side of the pond regarding, say, gay "marriage." Ridiculous on their face, deceptive, or just plain outright lies.

Are these guys working for Darth Doyle? They could be...

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