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The Empire Strikes Back

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empire_strikes_back_at_summorum pontificumIt’s all over … the news, that is.

Those opposing Pope Benedict’s Summorum Pontificum, have taken a first, practical step to reverse the motu proprio.

And the sum of it is sheer hypocrisy at its Roman worst. One only wonders what took them so long.

You can read the gruesome news by clicking here.

How is it that every conceivable — and inconceivable — outrage can be perpetrated with bald impunity in the name of liturgical experimentation directly against Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament practically every day in instance after instance of the novus ordo Missae for 40 unrelenting years.

But discontents need denounce others just once “to the Vatican authorities complaining of the excessive propensity of [others in] their congregation to celebrate the Mass in the ancient rite”, and the proverbial boom is lowered against those who dare to think with the mind of the Church? (Cf. Sandro Magister’s blog post dated July 29, 2013 at http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350567?eng=y .)

Would that that were an exaggeration.hypocrits_in_temple

By all means read the bad news. “But don’t worry”, as one 35-year veteran of the Roman Curia once reassured, “it’s always worse than you think it is.”

In sum, the liberals who have opposed Pope Benedict’s redefinition of the Roman liturgical rite have taken a crucial first step to reverse its course, toward their ends: the abrogation of Summorum Pontificum.

Not to say we weren’t warned. (Here’s one sample.)

Can the reversal be re-reversed?

With divine aid and manly resolution, yes.

Read these posts to see one way out of the current mess.

True, it’s only one way. But what other concrete, feasible way out of the crisis have you learned about in the past 40 years? If there is a better way, NCCL would certainly be much obliged to hear about it.

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