Thank you.To change the subject, have you read the most recent news on 'Forum Catholique' about the parish in Euvreux that had a conflict with the local bishop concerning their priest and the Usus Antiquior ? (Thiberville ?). It claims that the parish priest has been re-instated after the bishop saw the papal nuncio. Can you verify this ?Many thanks.Fr. A.
Further to the comment/question, above, by Fr. A.Dramatic footage of a trendy bishop being booed by Mass-goers can beaccessed here.
Yes, we in Rorate know about the Thiberville scandal. We've known about it for days. It was inexcusable for the bishop to have acted the way he did, and I hope that he will be punished for it. However, I am not so sure if the bishop's bad behavior justified the parishioners in acting the way they did -- booing and jeering the bishop DURING Mass, INSIDE a Church.
Carlos,I have to agree with you, but understand the frustrations that the ordinary mass-going public sometimes feel. But is the report in Forum Catholique correct about the re-instatement of the priest ?Many thanks. Fr. A.
Yes, Fr. A. It is correct.
"booing and jeering the bishop DURING Mass, INSIDE a Church.."I might add that the Bishop's Mass looked set to become another circus even from the very beginning, and the faithful were certainly right to be outraged, but a walk-out carried out in complete silence, colder than winter, would have been more edifying, and just as effective.
Dear Carlos, Thank you for your valuable work. I would under normal circumstances agree with you but sometimes it's just necessary to manifest the disapproval openly. Keep in mind the intentions of the bishop. He could also have chosen less provocative vestments. This was not the initial attitude on the part of the faithful, only an expression of a last desperate recourse from souls being deprived of their pastor. Another attitude would probably have resulted in the bishop walking all over them, as has been the case on so many other occasions. Now it seems the nuncio has given satisfaction to the priest. The Church in France is in almost complete devastation and it's the bishops who have done this. You must forgive the faithful for not having much faith in their bishops. In fact their patience has been very much tested for decades. Enough is enough, even for a Catholic.Remember back in the 70's when Msgr Ducaud-Bourget acted only after several years of negotiations with the Archdiocese of Paris.Or the example of the great Arcbishop Lefebvre. The Thiberville affaire is also linked to the Chamblac affaire which opposed the FSSPX and the diocese of Evreux. What is the Catholic attitude when you cannot obey your superior? This is the great moral question that perhaps you could to an article about? //JULIUS
When Body of Christ is to be profaned simply walking out is cowardice and an insult to God.People did the right thing. Instead of leaving Jesus alone with this liberal they prevented by booing another profanation of the Mass and by jeering the bishop gotten to know what's wrong. He would probably go on with his profanation if some people had merely left the church. Please, show respect to God instead of a liberal.Liberals are not afraid of people going out, and when people go out they think that more liberalism will help.It's the lack of expression of just anger that has made possible so deep devastation.
To revive the old quote:"We have an emperor but no bishop!"
But it seems Denmark has a bishop!
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