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New Turn of Events: Amato probable new Prefect of Divine Worship?


Months after the current Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Arinze, reached the retiring age of 75, a new name for his replacement is being mentioned as probable: Archbishop Angelo Amato, SDB, 70, Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under both Cardinal Ratzinger and Cardinal Levada - and not the current Secretary of Divine Worship, Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don, 60.

Andrea Tornielli reports on the latest rumors, and adds that Amato's probable substitute would be the well known President of the Pontifical Lateran University, Bishop Salvatore (Rino) Fisichella, 56.

Did Ranjith speak too much, too soon?

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really hope Mons. Ranjith will be the next Prefect. Oremus...

Anonymous said...

Even though I really like Mgr Ranjith, I also like bishop Amato for his sound doctrinal teaching on subsisit in.

Amato was the one who denounces Protestant churches as not being true churches. I'm not sure what he knows about liurgy although I am sure that he is clearly orthodox and faithful to the pope.

Furthermore, Mgr Fisichella is also a very good bishop. He is in line with the teaching of Pope St Pius X because he celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Traditional Catechism.

Sodalitium Pianist

Anonymous said...

ROTFL!

Saint Rafael said...

I hope that Mons. Ranjith will become the Prefect. He deserves the job and a red hat.

I really believed Bishop Amato should have been the Prefect of the CDF instead of the mediocre Card. Leveda. Amato is best suited for that job and the red hat.

Anonymous said...

What does ROTFL mean?

I think Amato might be OK. He is very hardline against Protestants, and therefore maybe against all the ecumenical garbage that has occured in the Mass (Eucharistic sharing, etc.).

Fisichella is excellent. He came down very forcefully in favor of Catholic tradition afew months ago, and mentioned that persecution by liberals of traditionalist seminarians would not be tolerated at the Lateran University. Excellent.

There are afew liberal bishops of the younger generation (the last of their kind fortunatly), that we should watch out for, and hope that in all this musical chairs...none of the chairs go to them.
1). Piero Marini, 66 (of course).
2). Renato Boccardo , 56 (a cohort of Piero Marini)
3) Bruno Forte, 59 - a rad liberal ecumenist Bishop who was sacked from the Vatican and made bishop of a diocese in Italy. Hopefully to stay in obscurity.

Anonymous said...

ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing.

In this case, we don't even know what he's laughing about. But we do know how empty his thoughts are, so does it matter?

As always, great post, New Catholic.

Anonymous said...

Ranjith probably didn't get it not for any fault or errors, but because He's just too young....60.

Anonymous said...

Amato is a good theologian, he's in effect very hardline with protestants, but about liturgy he loves new mass (without abuses) and doesn't like TLM. See this article, an Amato's interview in italian

http://www.unavoce-ve.it/02-08-11.htm

Mons. Amato, è "un passo indietro" se il Papa celebra in pubblico con il rito di san Pio V?

In una intervista a "Verona Fedele" il prelato dichiara di non credere a una messa antica in pubblico di Benedetto XVI

Nel settimanale della diocesi di Verona, di nome "Verona Fedele", del 3 febbraio 2008 è pubblicata una intervista - non smentita - con mons. Angelo Amato, dal titolo: Intervista al segretario dell'ex Sant'Uffizio, mons. Angelo Amato. "La Chiesa e il Papa hanno diritto di parola" (p. 7, siglato E. Zup.). A un certo punto si legge la seguente domanda, con la seguente risposta:

- Quindi secondo lei Benedetto XVI non celebrerà mai in pubblico con il rito di San Pio V, sdoganato dal Motu Proprio dello stesso pontefice?

"Non credo. Il Motu Proprio è stato scritto per accontentare alcuni gruppi di fedeli che da sempre nelle loro celebrazioni seguono il messale antico. Nella Chiesa non c'è rottura tra prima del Concilio e dopo il Concilio. Ma c'è continuità nel progresso. Con il suo documento Ratzinger non ha fatto nessun passo indietro".

Sembra di capire che mons. Amato ha un interpretazione ben riduttiva della portata del Motu proprio, dove questi "gruppi di fedeli" da "accontentare" appaiono come dei seccatori petulanti da tener buoni perché non disturbino troppo, ma talmente minorati che non si meritano che il Papa nemmeno una sola volta dica la messa per loro. Sì, perché il lettore di questa intervista non può non pensare che mons. Amato ritenga che se Benedetto XVI celebrasse la messa antica in pubblico, questo sarebbe - non sia mai! - "un passo indietro". Sarà veramente così?

Del resto il tono delle domande dell'intervistatrice, che sembrano quelle che rivolgerebbe un giornale non cattolico, piuttosto che uno "fedele", non appare particolarmente rispettoso verso la persona del Santo Padre.

Anonymous said...

It was written:

"Bruno Forte, 59 - a rad liberal ecumenist Bishop who was sacked from the Vatican and made bishop of a diocese in Italy. Hopefully to stay in obscurity."

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Pity the poor people of that diocese to get His Flakery. Isn't that something about the Church, foist the flakes on the poor people of the Faith because they don't know what else to do with them.

Anonymous said...

It is extremely uncommon for a Secretary to become Prefect in the same dicastery. People seem to forget or ignore this; I wonder if they actually believe that the normal practice is to replace the Prefect with his Secretary! Althoug in this case I pray and hope that the custom is not followed. Ranjith would be a gift from Heaven.

Anonymous said...

"ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing.

In this case, we don't even know what he's laughing about. But we do know how empty his thoughts are, so does it matter?

As always, great post, New Catholic."

I'm laughing on the Catholic Church's politics, which are more exciting that the current U.S. presidential campaing and as such more macquiavelian.

Anonymous said...

I pray that the new Pope will be a traditional "Italian". Enough of these foreigners who see the Holy See as the place to do politics.

Anonymous said...

"I'm laughing on the Catholic Church's politics, which are more exciting that the current U.S. presidential campaing and as such more macquiavelian." And as such more sinful.

Patricius said...

News just in: Fr Michael Uwe Lang has been appointed to the CDW. Very important!

Anonymous said...

What the Pope needs to do is to cancell the communion on the hands, SUBITO! This is an abomination!

Anonymous said...

Why can't Amato replace Levada?

Anonymous said...

The Church needs a lot more traditionalist Italian cardinals and less americans.

Anonymous said...

Patricius (or anyone): to what position in the CDW has Fr. Lang been appointed? Is he to be a consultor in addition to his current curial post, or is he to join the Congregation's full-time staff in some capacity? How do we know this?

This is certainly hopeful news.

Anonymous said...

"I pray that the new Pope will be a traditional "Italian". Enough of these foreigners who see the Holy See as the place to do politics."

And what exactly do you think Cardinal Bertone is doing from his current perch???

Anonymous said...

"And what exactly do you think Cardinal Bertone is doing from his current perch???"

What are you talking about? extra-politics, or intra-politics?