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Motus in fine velocior (part 2) – “With a Divisive, Useless, and Unjust Persecution, the Francis Crisis is Gathering Even More Speed” – by Roberto de Mattei on Rorate Caeli
Taken from https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2021/12/motus-in-fine-velocior-2-with-divisive.html posted on 22 December 2021.
On February 11, 2014, one year after the day on which Benedict XVI made known his decision to resign from the pontificate, I published an article entitled Motus in fine velocior to signal the beginning of a dizzying acceleration of time’s pace, starting with the resignation of Benedict and the election of Pope Francis on March 13, 2013.
Benedict XVI reigned from April 19, 2005, to February 28, 2013, seven years and ten months. From the election of Pope Francis to the approach of Christmas 2021 eight years and nine months of pontificate have passed. Benedict XVI’s post-pontificate is therefore longer than his pontificate: a paradoxical fact, which makes his resignation even more inexplicable, if the only or primary reason for it was the burden of advancing age. Had he not abdicated, Benedict XVI might have died earlier, due to the natural physical and moral strain that the government of the Church entails, but he would have been forced to face what, in his view, was the most serious problem of the contemporary Church: the loss of faith.
On October 11, 2011, Benedict XVI announced … [ Click here to read the rest of the essay at https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2021/12/motus-in-fine-velocior-2-with-divisive.html . ]
When a bishop, not only his subjects, is subject to law.
Like it or not, he has a point.
Some years ago Pope Francis said to dissenters agitating to ordain women, that he is “a son of the Church”, and that he cannot change her doctrines to suit himself or others.
It seems the Cardinal agrees.
After preparing the posts published on this blog earlier today (May 9) and on April 15 we discovered the interview of Gerhard Cardinal Müller which is linked here.
https://newdailycompass.com/en/no-bishop-has-the-right-to-prohibit-public-masses/ “No Bishop has the right to prohibit public [sic*] Masses” interview of Cardinal Gerhard L. Müller, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith
* All Masses or other parts of the sacred Liturgy of holy Church are public by their nature and definition.
Is it because praying the sacred Liturgy is an intrinsic good?
Christ is risen!
There are such things as intrinsic evils. Directly killing the innocent — like the pre-born, the elderly, the infirm; or suicide; also, blasphemy, sodomy, and the like.
Are there intrinsic goods? Is the sacred Liturgy one of them? (more…)
A burning question. Sanity wholely for the Masses.
Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!
Khrystos voskres! Vo’instinu voskres!
Christus resurrexit! Vere surrexit!
Xristos anesti! Alethios anesti!
Until we can complete a short treatise in questions & answers about the nearly universal cancellation of the sacred Liturgy (foremost holy Mass) by the world’s bishops during the panic over the coronavirus pandemic, Directors of the NCCL apostolate present the following points of argument for consideration.
Except in cases of excommunication, interdict or similar censure, does a bishop possess the authority to forbid – as many throughout the world of late have – lay faithful from actual participation (viz., to be really present) in a liturgical act of latria, regardless whether the Liturgy prayed is scheduled or not by the bishop, or whether it is declared sine populo, “without the people”, or “private”, “not public” or “publicly cancelled”?
Directors of the NCCL apostolate believe that they (more…)
Send them your virtual (if not exactly vital) support today!
Thanks to bishops worldwide, almost to the man (a term used here lightly), images of clergy praying alone what was once Liturgical — viz., public prayer of the Church — are now ‘live-streamed’ to the faithful on earth, who remain otherwise ‘virtually’ locked-out of the sacred places.
Indeed, in many instances, the bishops have accomplished what no earthly power hitherto (more…)
Does His Eminence misinform His Holiness?
The Vatican Press Office tells yesterday that Pope Francis has sent a letter to Cardinal Cupich of Chicago, and that he is praying for nonviolence.
Very evidently His Holiness is misinformed about the violence for which Chicago has become infamous in recent years. (more…)
An avoidable tragedy – still avoidable.
The following article, written 26 years ago this spring, is still as fresh as a daisy in its valuable lessons.
An Avoidable Tragedy by Eric de Saventhem
Or, “Object lessons to avert artificial estrangements that can last a millennium”.
The essay appeared originally in the April (more…)
Interview with a [real] courageous Bishop
Read Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s balanced, steady, bold interview, given during a visit to England last month.
Liturgy, Family, the Great Crisis of the Church – “Thanks be to God the Internet exists”