Rorate Caeli

Signs of desperation...

Many signs of desperation throughout the Old World: distortion, defamation, threats, pleas... Calm down, "progressives"! Nothing has happened. Not yet.

In fact, the papal schedule has recenly included audiences with Cardinals Martini, Lustiger, and Ricard (today): connect the dots.

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Update: A reader asks me to connect the dots; La Croix (via Le Forum Catholique) does the job for him:

The President of the [French] Conference of Bishops, Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, was received in person by Benedict XVI, on Thursday, October 26, in Rome. The archbishop of Bordeaux came to appraise him of the concerns which cut through the communities of the Hexagon [France] of seeing an exception [the Quattuor Abhinc Annos/Ecclesia Dei regime] being made into a rule according to which every priest would henceforth have the right to celebrate the Mass according to the rite said of Saint Pius V.

As it usually happens, nothing has leaked from this meeting, except that it referred to "the French situation", but last Friday Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, archbishop [emeritus] of Paris -- though under the weight of a heavy medical treatment -- had been received by the Pope, ostensibly for the same reason.

7 comments:

Ole Doc Farmer said...

All I can say is...I wouldn't want to be a guitar right now.

Podatus said...

You mean as in the old joke, "we will know the liturgical reform has truly begun when all of the guitars are smashed over the heads of all the extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist"?

gspence said...

connect the dots for us

Long-Skirts said...

ON RORATE CAELI:

Many signs of desperation throughout the Old World: distortion, defamation, threats, pleas... Calm down, "progressives"! Nothing has happened. Not yet.

Oh, yes, it has and it has BEEN happening where Catholic souls have the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass and Sacraments daily...schools, retreat houses, monasteries, convents and seminaries. The "progressives" know that it's not JUST about the Latin Mass, it's about the WHOLE Catholic Faith and they know about the Catholic souls that have PRESERVED the Faith and are continuing to do so for the good of YOU and the WHOLE Church!

THE LILY
NO BURNING, TEARING,
SCOURGING SKIN.
IT'S PSYCHOLOGICAL,
ALL WITHIN.

NO ROTTING FLESH
OR PUTRID BLOOD
IT'S STERILE, CLEAN
NO RANCID CRUD

FOR BUTCHERED, TORTURED,
BOUND UP SKINS,
REVEALS THE TRUTHS
OF BISHOPS’ SINS.

THEY WANT IT NICE,
THEY WANT IT HUSHED,
WITH VEINS OF ICE
GOOD SOULS ARE CRUSHED.

THE SILENT COLD,
IS BETTER, YET,
FROZEN, SOLID,
CAN'T BEGET.

FOR MARTYRED BLOOD
REVEALS THE CHURCH,
BLIND SOULS SEE TRUTH
AND END THEIR SEARCH.

"WE CAN'T HAVE THAT!"
THE BISHOPS' SAY.
"SO LET'S IGNORE...
THEY'LL GO AWAY."

"ENLIGHTENED MEN,
DON'T SCOURGE THE SKIN.
ENLIGHTENED MEN,
KEEP BLOOD, WITHIN."

BUT THEY FORGOT...
THE WOMAN BLEEDS,
AND MONTHLY, MAKES
A BED FOR SEEDS.

WHERE "NICE" AND "HUSHED"
THEY'LL GROW TO MEN
AND SEIZE THE OARS
FROM WRISTS THAT BEND...

ON PETER'S BARK
WHERE BLOOD STILL FLOWS,
FROM WOMAN'S WOMB...
THE LILY GROWS!

B Knotts said...

I believe the saying is:

"Liturgical reform will not be complete until the last guitar is smashed over the head of the last liturgist."

Hope this helps. :-)

David said...

Charity, people, charity.

Philip said...

"A liturgist is a blight sent by God so that those living in times without overt persecution might experience all the joys of martyrdom."