Rorate Caeli

Happy and happier

Pope Benedict received in scheduled private audience his new Master of Pontifical Liturgical Ceremonies, Monsignor Guido Marini, last Thursday.


Alex said...

If Don Guido is a real Siri'esque clergyman, I am very happy.

But as Bertone etc. were not, in fact they theologically opposed much of the great heritage of Cardinal Siri, I doubt this.

And when will the full Papal Pontifical Mass in the rite of St. Pius V take place?

Anonymous said...

Bertone is a man not to be trusted.
He is not traditionally minded.
He opposed much of Cardinal Siri's work, and heritage.
That doesn't mean that Msgr. Guido also opposed it. He's so much younger than Bertone, that I would think He is more traditionally inclined. Besides, Bertone was Archbishop of Genoa barely a few years, He could'nt have done much harm.
Fortunatly, He's in His 74th year, and if Pope Benedict XVI lasts half a dozen more years (Please God), Bertone will be too old to be "papabile", which I think is a big ambition of his.

Anonymous said...

Msgr. Guido Marini looks very nice. Very properly dressed in cassock and purple sash. Much more impressive in appearance than the frowning, sneering Piero Marini, who is now confined to the realms of the inconsequential office for Eucaristic Congresses.
Someone of his ilk so used to being in the limelight for so long, and gone to so many countries for so many pointless trips of the previous Pope must be devastated to be consigned to basically a non-position.
Oh well. Sic transit Gloria Mundi, Piero.

Athelstane said...

The optimist says: Guido cannot help but be an improvement on Piero.

Granted: That's not much of a standard, I admit.

Anonymous said...

I hope there is some truth to the statement which I've heard before which, broken down in ordinary terms goes something like....the younger a priest is today the less likely He is to be a liturgical lunatic in the mold of Bugnini, Piero Marini, and their thousands of male and female clones in liturgical offices around the world.
I hope Monsignor Guido Marini is a traditionalist in the mold of the great Giuseppe Cardinal Siri (who would have made a great Pope!)

Anonymous said...

Siri, a great man, made precisely the pope which providence the Holy Spirit wished him to make--not one. Let's not romanticize.

Ricardo said...

I can´t see that picture in my Firefox. Anyone knows why?