Thursday, January 12, 2017

More "Francis Stuff" Coming From Rome

A while back, we mentioned that Pp. Francis' letter "Amoris Laetitia" (NOT translated 'The Joy of Sex') will likely result in a civil war in the Catholic Church.

And while that document is causing trouble, the Pope is preparing to throw a few more bombs.  Perhaps the "Look!!  Squirrel!!!" technique is in play here.

What's next?  A leading lefty college professor tells us, referring to a press release from the Vatican.

...three decisive principles are affirmed. First, the desire to safeguard the value of the Eucharist must proceed according to what was established by the Council and by the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, which foresees “altars detached from the wall.” Second, this must be the ordinary pastoral practice of the church, which cannot be considered replaced by the “extraordinary form.” And third, the statement further notes that “it is better to avoid using the expression ‘the reform of the reform,’ referring to the liturgy, given that this has sometimes been the source of misunderstanding.”...

The dripping condescension from a college professor who mangles Church documents to force them to say what HE wants them to say is reminiscent of Obama and his coterie, no?

Anyhow, Pp. Francis wants to extirpate the phrase "reform of the reform."  And our Roman professor has told us which Papal documents will be consigned to a memory-hole in order to make it happen:

 ...Several official documents, without ever using the expression, offered support to the self-referential “reform of the reform” project. Liturgiam authenticam (2001), Redemptionis Sacramentum (2004), and Summorum Pontificum (2007) are each links in a chain that sought to mitigate and sometimes to contradict the conciliar thrust toward “actuosa participatio.”...

The last phrase, 'sometimes to contradict the...thrust...' is pure BS.  To refer once again to the Obama-gang technique, it's just like their use of the term 'racissssss!!!' to describe anyone they want to destroy.  In the case of the Church's liturgy, describing someone as 'against actuosa participatio' is to accuse them of grave and unforgivable sin.

And who would they like to destroy?

....Ratzinger, ...Aidan Nichols, Nicola Bux, Uwe Michael Lang, and Alcuin Reid....

Well, maybe not Ratzinger while he's still alive.

All of our concern could be written off to a case of 'o tempora, or mores!' were it not, in fact, 'mores' and 'tempora nostra' in factOremus.

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