Rorate Caeli

Important papal events

1. The future of the Legion of Christ is to be decided in the next few weeks and months following the personal meeting of the Holy Father held today with the visitators investigating the internal proceedings of the congregation founded by Fr. Maciel Degollado.

2. The Pope paid a personal visit to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith today, including the new offices of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei".


Anonymous said...

Pope met Pell too - new head of Vescovi???

Paul Haley said...

Hmmmmnn. Visiting the offices of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, eh? I wonder if something new is about to happen or if it was just a look-around to see if the move had been completed satisfactorily? My gut feeling is the latter but we shall see.

Anonymous said...

Mr Haley,

Something new is about to happen.

Anonymous said...


How do you know that?

There's always much speculation, and many times nothing happens.

Anonymous said...

Oh please, dear Lord, let what DPH wrote be so!

I hate to sound sixties, but the "Spirit seems to be a-movin."

Something irrevocable and decisive occurred in the Church on account of the Pontifical Mass on the 24th.


Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Haley:

While it would have been standard procedure, I rather doubt that he was interested in noting the décor and seating arrangements. I wish Cardinal Mayer could have lived long enough to see what is coming next. But he may have been informed. After all, he was the first president of the Ecclesia Dei Commission.


FranzJosf said...

So what is coming next?

John McFarland said...

The spirit is always blowing, but we have it on the highest authority that it blows where it will. We hear its sound, but we do not know where it comes from, or where it goes.

I would guess that when the Holy Father comes to you, it's a courtesy call -- and conversely, when there's serious business to be done, you go to him.

Near the beginning of his Treatise on the Love of God, St. Francis distinguishes between a hope and a wish. A wish is something we want, but which is impossible or difficult for us to obtain. He doesn't criticize wishing very much; that's not his style. But he does make pretty clear that it's not a very useful exercise.

Guy Fawkes said...

Dear Mr. Perkins,

Card. Mayer will likely see what happens next from the glory of the Saints.

But, D.P.H., what happens next?
Now you've got my attention!

Anonymous said...

A detail but ...
"Golias", French arch-modernist review, is rejoicing for the appointment of Msgr. Descourtieux, described as the representative of FrenChurch and especially trad-hating cardinal Vingt-Trois. For what it is worth, I don't know if their evaluation is correct or misguided.


John McFarland said...


I think it's almost unheard of for the modernists to praise the wrong guy.

Would that traditionalists were as wise in their generation.

Anonymous said...


The Authority you refer to spoke of the Holy Ghost, not some lesser spirit.

If you were refering to the Spiritus Sanctus, I'd just point out, that it is quite theologically incorrect to refer to the Holy Ghost as an "it".

He is a "He" !

Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Woody said...

This just in with respect to the Legion:,popes-inspectors-urge-deep-revision-of-scandal-hit-order.html

The text of the communique itself will need to be studied closely, of course, as there seem to be subtle variations in tone in the two press reports above.