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The bittersweet Instruction
Roman Conference on Summorum Pontificum

(UPDATE: Various blogs are reporting that Cardinal Brandmüller will be offering the closing Pontifical Mass, substituting for Cardinal Canizares Llovera. -- Pascal)

Our friend Enrico, of Messa in Latino, provided a remarkable summary (in Italian) of each of the relevant interventions in today's Conference on Summorum Pontificum, which took place at the Angelicum (the Convegno will be officially closed tomorrow with a Pontifical Mass at the Altar of the Chair of Saint Peter, in the Vatican Basilica). The Conference was, naturally, marked by the [bittersweet taste of the] Instruction Universae Ecclesiae.

Conference speakers:
5. Mons. Guido Pozzo (mostly about the Instruction)


  1. Anonymous11:42 AM

    I don't understand why you use the expression "bittersweet" in refering to the Instruction.

    Granted, it could be much stronger (especially regarding seminaries), but it is a totally positive intstruction in general, and does nothing bu anger the liberals and the bishops.
    So in that regard, it is good.

    The little tiny man who is Cardinal Lloverda is no friend to Catholic traditionalists or to the Tridentine Latin Mass, so it is no surprise if he were to pull out of his anticipated role as main celebratnt of Pontifical High Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's.
    He is, very much of the same type as the aged....and now little heard from....Cardinal Arinze who was violently against the Tridentine Latin Mass and Catholic tradition, but who was all for a so-called "reform of the reform", whereby the worthless Novus Ordo Mass was somehow going to be "reformed" into a ceremony more resembling Catholic than it's preseently pseudo-Lutheran form of today.
    Don't ever make the mistake of thinking that Cardinal Lloverda is a friend of Catholic tradition or traditionalists!

  2. Patrick11:27 AM

    Anon said "The little tiny man who is Cardinal Lloverda is no friend to Catholic traditionalists or to the Tridentine Latin Mass". Sorry, Anon, this is just not true. Cardinal Canizares certainly fails to understand what the traditional liturgical really is about but he is not hostile to it. It is worth remembering that he housed two conferences on the TLM and training sessions in the very facilities of the Archdiocese of Toledo, when he was still the local ordinary.


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