Jul 5, 2007

What will the motu proprio say?

Apparently we are just about on the eve of Pope Benedict XVI's new motu proprio. Its release is expected to take place this Saturday.

Remember when its release was expected this past January? Half a year ago!

I am not expecting the motu proprio to allow sweeping change, but I hope I am wrong about that.

I am also not expecting our U.S. bishops overall to agree with it, to characterize it accurately to us and to implement it fairly. I hope I am wrong about this. But their track record of recent decades on the Tridentine Mass just does not inspire confidence -- does it?

But let us pray -- I mean, OREMUS.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little by little, place by place the restoration of the TLM will, I think, make a difference and begin to renew our liturgical life.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

We have front row seats here in LA for the progressive reaction. I can think of no bishop more qualified than the good cardinal to thwart the Holy Father's will and intention. It's been over 2 years and we're still waiting for just pieces of Redemptionis Sacramentum to be implemented.

I do hope I am proven wrong......

9:36 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Sorry, forgot to add my sig.

Paul in Long Beach

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that the bishops in this country will mostly do the minimum required by the Motu Propio, whetever it says...and that is a good thing.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 8:18 a.m.,

I think you are right, and we need the restoration very, very much.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Paul in Long Beach,

"Front row seats...for the progressive reaction" is right.

Let's hope and pray for the best.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 12 p.m.,

Unfortunately, the only people for whom the bishops doing the minimum would be a good thing are the liberals who have presided over 40 years of mass loss of faith caused in great part by the loss of the sense of the sacred in the liturgy and catechetics.

No one should be happy with the mass defections from the Church in the last 40 years, and no one should deny that the reign of liberalism is largely at fault.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Quintero,
I'm Anonymous 12 and I'm hardly a liberal. When it comes to the Liturgy, I believe we should be faithful to Pope Paul VI's Apostolic Constitution promulgating the Roman Missal now in use AND for all Latin-rite Catholics. It is those who refused to accept the Mass of Paul VI who have caused schisms in the Church! And let us not forget that members of the Society of St. Pius X showed their true colors when they refused to remain faithful even after Pope John Paul II issued the Indult "Ecclesia Dei". Of course, the SSPX and their ilk use the Mass merely as a cover. Their real gripe is with "Nostra Aetate".

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Jeff in Long Beach said...

Dear Paul in Long Beach,

Where do you go to Mass and could you recommend a more or less decent parish? I am new to the area and have been shocked by the liturgical abuses that are rampant here in LA.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 1:48 p.m.,

I'm glad you are not a liberal.

By mass defections and mass loss of faith, I mean not schismatic groups but all the individual priests, sisters, brothers and lay people who are now unbelievers, apostates, pagans or occultists because of the liberals and their anti-Church catechesis, their deformations of the liturgy (as the Pope terms them in his new motu proprio) and their devaluing of the Real Presence and of the Catholic priesthood.

4:34 PM  

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