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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Stop ai tradizionalisti

Il Sinodo non cambia la messa
"La riforma del Concilio è viva"

Or so says last Sunday's Corriere della Sera (not online), captioning a picture of the Holy Father holding aloft an ostensorium. The article latched onto the affirmation at the Synod of the beneficial effects of the liturgical reforms following the council.

Dear readers, especially members of the Italian press, let me take this time to explain that traddies ≠ schismatics. Yes, there are other types besides our friendly Lefebvrists, namely, we Juventutem pilgrims. If it's unfortunate that some rad-trads have taking to attacking Holy Mother Church and the Successor of Peter, that doesn't prevent the faithful from propagating our heritage with love and joy. I don't recall any one on this blog, for example, agitating about the Council. For my part, I believe the reforms are discrete from the abuses of the present time. None of us are asking to abolish the Novus Ordo Mass, which has nourished us and even guided our path towards the Tridentine Mass.

As others have noted, perhaps the best realisation of the ideals of the Council itself (as found in the texts) is the current state of the Tridentine Mass. Active participation, good music, Latin, seriousness, and other good things attract youth such as ourselves. We are asking for the opportunity to exercise our right of citizenship in the Church, by adhering to the continuous tradition of the liturgy. We are asking for wider application of the Indult, even a universal indult, decreased opposition from bishops and lay 'liturgical committees,' and the recognition that the praxis which has nurtured great saints and saved countless sinners is valid and much needed in today's world.

Comments [6]

Anonymous Anonymous:

Lovely! :) Our milk teeth have fallen out!

Wed Oct 26, 01:41:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Juan:

Our? Milk teeth?

Dear Perpetua your poor servant doesn't understand!

Wed Oct 26, 03:54:00 PM GMT  
Blogger ondeb:

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Wed Oct 26, 04:15:00 PM GMT  
Blogger ondeb:

I think that Italian journalists that eventually are reading here will be surprised to know that there are many young Italians too who love the old Mass and are not schismatics.

Saluti a tutti dall'Italia :) (greetings from Italy to everyone)


P.S.: I think I should drop a line to Corriere della Sera... but since the article isn't in the online version I don't know if I can find it. I'll ask some friend.

Wed Oct 26, 04:16:00 PM GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous:

Salve Onofrio! Dearest Johannes, I'm sorry for being cryptic, but I was referring to Dear St Paul, I think who says something like when we were infants, we were fed on milk, but now that we have matured, we can eat meat! I see the TLM as premium, soul-sustaining, meat! :)

Wed Oct 26, 11:20:00 PM GMT  
Blogger ondeb:

Salve Perpetua (Tara).

I looked at your pictures in Germany and Rome... Well I remember you though we didn't have the chance to talk.
Hmmm can you greet Anna for me? I remember I talked to her while in train from Duesseldorf to Cologne, and I suggested her to visit the church of "S. Andrea delle Fratte" in Rome... did you go there finally? :)
Very beautiful church, where the Blessed Virgin appeared to a Jew and where S. Maximilien Kolbe celebrated his first Mass, but maybe all people here knows about that.. sorry :)

Today I talked about the WYD experience to a Franciscan friar of Palermo... He celebrates with the Novus Ordo but was very happy to know about Juventutem and everything about the cardinals who visited us and so on...
This confirms that the WYD is very very good for us who support the old Liturgy... priests become very interested and want to know more.
You can't imagine how happy the priests may be here when they hear of Australian or American or British young people who love the old liturgy being in the Church.

Saluti :)

Thu Oct 27, 08:46:00 PM GMT  

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