Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pope Francis on the liturgical reform following Vatican II

Avanti! ¡Adelante! Forward! And no going back!

As Rorate reports: "The Pope has once again made his mind on the liturgical reform of the 1960's and Vatican II clear, and not without taking the opportunity to criticize the easiest of targets: the very few who still say the rosary at Mass (by the way, not a problem - cf. Mediator Dei, 181-184). He could not resist doing so at his homily on March 7 at the Ognissanti parish in Rome where he commemorated the 50th anniversary of the first Italian Mass of Paul VI:
The liturgy is not something strange, there, distant, and while it is being celebrated I am thinking of many things, or I pray the Rosary. No, no. There is a correspondence between the liturgical celebration, which I then carry into my life; and on this more progress must be made, there is such a long way yet to go."
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Catholic Mission

said...

There is a correspondence between the liturgical celebration, which I then carry into my life; and on this more progress must be made, there is such a long way yet to go..
Lionel:
This correspondence excludes affirming the stict interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus?

SSPX 'spokesman' : Theology of Vatican Council II is in agreement with the strict interpretation of extra ecclesiam nulla salus
http://eucharistandmission.blogspot.it/2015/03/sspx-spokesman-theology-of-vatican.html





Raider Fan

said...

Thank you so much, thank you so much for your hospitality, for the prayer with me in the Mass; and we thank the Lord for what He has done in the Church in these 50 years of liturgical reform. It was in fact a courageous gesture of the Church to draw close to the People of God, so that they could understand well what she does, and this is important for us, to follow the Mass in this way. And we cannot go back; we must always go forward, always forward and whoever goes back is mistaken. We go forward on this way.

One wonders how the Pope would explain God being so mean to us for nearly two thousand years what with the use of Latin and facing east and kneeling for Communion on the tongue and Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony and what about that fraidy cat Church for those same nearly 2000 years.

What were they so afraid of back when it promoted real Masses that were true, good, and beautiful, reverent, solemn,and dignified inside of churches built for the glory of God?

And, it is simply silly to say one may never go back for taking the decision to go back from where one ended up after a prudential mistake is the essence of humility and mercy while refusing to even seriously entertain such action is neither humble or merciful.

Modern Popes have frequently apologised for the actions of long dead Catholics (men who have no opportunity to defend themselves) but it is a rare instance (Pope Saint John Paull II did it at least twice as re the Liturgical abuses) when they apologise for what they themselves have done.