Friday, August 29, 2014

IF YOU SAY SO, EMINENZA . . . .


"I am really very happy! I told Pope Francis: 'I want to live with the smell of the sheep. It was my desire to return to a diocese . . . any diocese.'"

So declared Cardinal Ca├▒izares, who has just been removed promoted from Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship to Archbishop of Valencia (and can't you just hear the squeals of rejoicing from that diocese as those lucky sheep get wind of the news) in an interview with Vatican Insider.

Those must be some sheep they have there in Valencia!



And I'm sure Pope Francis, wise Jesuit that he is, bought that one!



6 comments:

  1. He really does look like some child's windup toy in that get up.
    These people need to get a grip.

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  2. Not exactly the proper posting to place this comment, but happy name's day to Fr. Z, the beheading of John the Baptist. As he often comments, it more appropriate to him than the birth of the Baptist. What a martyr that man is. Can anyone say persecution complex.

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  3. Apparently Ray Burke is down in Australia (because he doesn't have an actual job and thus can travel as extensively as he does) and the winter cappa magna was used. That thing looks like baroque coronation robes. Perhaps Burke is really filming a miniseries on Louis XIV instead.

    And I'd love it if a moderate prelate celebrated the EF mass but did so without the smells and bells and in simple vestments similar to those Francis wears. Then we will see if the traditionalists derive spiritual comfort from the Mass itself or if they just like the externals.

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    1. "if a moderate prelate celebrated the EF mass but did so without the smells and bells and in simple vestments similar to those Francis wears.

      Exactly! This has been my theory for several years now. I say this as one who has a genuine love for the older form without all the robotic high camp drag.

      However, I can only (with much sorrow) agree with your implication that many are attached more to the Red than they are the Black.

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  4. Cardinal Tomasi did an excellent analysis of the Trent Mass centuries ago. As I recall what is most interesting is how the saintly cardinal shows the Trent Mass protects all the major elements of the ancient Roman Mass. Remove prayers at the foot of the altar, Kyries, the minor propers, offertory prayers except for the Secrets, the blessing and last gospel and the rite exudes the simplicity of the primitive Roman Rite. Of course the Trent rubrics need pruning too.

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