Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Tridentine Mass in Fargo ND

Bishop in Fargo says he will deny Funeral rites to Catholics who attend St. Pius X Latin Mass

In contrast, this is how our current Pope Benedict XVI viewed these people:

The Holy Father (then Cardinal
Ratzinger) wrote in 2002:

"For fostering a true consciousness in liturgical matters, it is
also important that the proscription against the form of liturgy in
valid use up to 1970 should be lifted. Anyone who nowadays advocates
the continuing existence of this liturgy or takes part in it is
treated like a leper; all tolerance ends here. There has never been
anything like this in history; in doing this we are despising and
proscribing the Church's whole past. How can one trust her present
if things are that way? I must say, quite openly, that I don't
understand why so many of my Episcopal brethren have to a great
extent submitted to this rule of intolerance, which for no apparent
reason is opposed to making the necessary inner reconciliations
within the Church."

The best option is to 'generously allow' (JPII) the indult mass in the diocese for those Roman Catholics who feel an attachment to the 1962 liturgy. Our good and gracious Lord can see from his throne in heaven all of the licit and illicit ways in which the church bends over backwards to try and make itself inclusive for people of progressive sympathies.

1 comment:

Inquisitor Generalis said...

Wow, I had no idea pre-16 had put it in such strong terms.