Friday, September 7, 2007

Roadblocks in Cinncinnati


Wouldn't you know it - The Pope can come out and state that 1+1=2, and you can always be sure there will be some in the hierarchy who just HAVE to put conditions on it. Archbishop Pilarczyk has come out with his own set of regulations for any poor priest who gets the idea that he wants to celebrate a Latin Mass. Get a load of it, along with expert analysis, from Father Z's blog:




10 comments:

a thorn in the pew said...

This really doesn't surprise me. It's equally as screwy right here(I live over the river from Cincinnati, in Covington). Our magic number is 100 and it cannot include children or people outside the parish. Making up stuff seems to be a regional thing.

the mysterious said...

typical of liberal bishops. they make me sick! "I'm so tired of you liberal America" cried Mother Angelica.

Paul Nichols said...

You just know that the Motu Proprio was not an end, but in fact, an opening salvo in an escalated conflict with modernism, and the modernists aren't going to just roll over.

The agents of Hell are still firmly entrenched in the hierarchy, and are not giving up without a fight. Slowly, they're dying off, but the fight goes on.

the mysterious said...

I got in BIG TROUBLE on the CAF forums for posting this. Because this cartoon was "denigrating clergy". Whatever that means.

Othon said...

Hello, Paul! Can I take this cartoon and translate it to portuguese? The Portugal's Patriarch literally prohibited the Mass, as Nogaro did.

Did you know that?

"Oremus pro pontifice nostro Benedictus"

Sub Umbra Mortis said...

I wish the experience in Ohio were limited to that archdiocese. Unfortunately it is not. I am a priest who celebrates the extraordinary form (only one of two in my diocese) and am outraged by the reaction of my bishop to the M.P.

He is coming up with so-called “diocesan guidelines” for the extraordinary form. Among these so-called guidelines include: proficiency tests in Latin (by the diocesan office of rites and sacraments), training by the office of worship (who even messes up the ordinary form), defining a “stable group/sufficient number,” redefining private Masses as one server alone (no exceptions), and my personal favorite “containing” the number of extraordinary form Masses in his diocese. All of these so-called norms are in clear violation of the Holy Father’s wishes and the M.P.

His basic strategy is one that he and his cohorts in crime at the USCCB dates back to the categorical imperatives of Kant, if you define (or in this case redefine) the category, you control the outcome. My how clever they think they are.

We have a crisis in obedience here. The bishops demand obedience from their priest’s and yet believe that it is their right to be disobedient and defiant of higher (Roman) authority. If I, as a priest reacted to my Bishop as he is to Rome, he would remove my faculties. The audacity and arrogance is sickening. I truly believe that many Bishops in this country believe that are autonomous from Rome and think that those who participate in the extraordinary form belong to a different religion. I am heartbroken and beaten down once again.

I humbly ask for your prayers for me. I need a miricle.

Mickey Jackson said...

I attend a Novus Ordo Mass, and I think it's perfectly valid and acceptable to God. It must be, since it's a matter of faith and morals and thus protected by papal infallibility.

But what I don't understand is why people who prefer the Tridentine rite, and who have a priest willing to say it for them, face such opposition from the Bishops. When people request access to the Eastern Divine Liturgy (which is really cool, by the way). Pope Benedict has wisely realized that roadblocks like this are what cause people to go into schism with the SSPX. Clearly these Bishops don't get it. Eliminate the abuses in the Novus Ordo and the restriction on the Extraordinary Form, and the SSPX and its schismatic cousins disappear. Duh!

Mickey Jackson said...

Oops, I left a sentence unfinished! It's late in Tucson.

Here's what I meant to say: when people request access to the Eastern Divine Liturgy, most Bishops do not object.

M. Swaim said...

fortunately, any of us cincinnatians who experience difficulty finding a good old fashioned Mass have an option in Kentucky. the extraordinary form is literally celebrated about 50 feet from the Ohio river on the Kentucky side.

Anonymous said...

you spelled CinNcinnati wrong.