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PopeWatch: Halting the Tides

 

King Canute Pope Francis called a halt to liturgical change from Vatican II for all time:

 

Today, Pope Francis said, “there is still work to do in this direction, in particular rediscovering the reasons for the decisions made with the liturgical reform, overcoming unfounded and superficial readings, partial receptions, and practices that disfigure it.” He said that this is not a question “of rethinking the reform by reviewing its choices, but of knowing better the underlying reasons [for it]… [and] of internalizing its inspirational principles and of observing the discipline that governs it.”

The Supreme Pontiff insisted, “After this magisterial, and after this long journey, we can assert with certainty and magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible.”

 

Go here to read the rest.  PopeWatch is certain that future popes will regard the actions of Pope Francis as just as irreversible as Pope Francis regards the actions of his predecessors as being irreversible.

 

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

6 Comments

  1. Every time he opens his mouth he amazes. Usually it is not in a positive way.

    A future Pontiff can easily declare that the vernacular translations of the Missal of 1962 will be the Ordinary Form.

  2. The only work to be done by the Holy See is to negotiate a reconciliation with SSPX, to see to it that any service conducted within the boundaries of the Vatican is conducted according to spec, to crack down hard on abuses in the Diocese of Rome, to reverse the 1994 decision to countenance female acolytes; and to make exhortations in favor of plainchant and polyphony and homilies derived from the days readings and contra Haugen-Haas, ‘vigil Masses’ held in broad daylight, and the use of eucharistic ministers in aught but the oddest of circumstances.

  3. Re other tides, I have family in League City, Tx about 5 miles from the knee-high and waist high flooding featured on the Weather Channel as we speak. Be much obliged for any prayers you could offer. They had two inches in the house last they checked in and a nonagenarian relation of their’s had been picked up by boat and spirited out of town.

  4. Many thanks. No 2d story in their house. They’ve been holed up in an RV hoping the water would recede sufficiently so they could exit the subdivision and park at a shelter. They’ve been exceedingly fortunate in that the tornadoes and new rain bands seem to have been avoiding their area, giving them and their neighbors some breathing room. Rain’s forecast the rest of the week and it’s still up in the air as to whether it can drain faster than it’s coming down.

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