Saturday, November 18

Only One Rite?

I read on Rorate Caeli that Wurzburg's Bishop Friedhelm Hofmann said, "Wir wollen keine Zwei-Riten-Kirche". ("We don't want a two-Rite Church")

If that's the case, your Excellency, you'd better hop a bus across town and join up with the Lutherans. The Catholic Church is and has been a multiple-rite church for some time now. Centuries in fact.

You'd like to think that a Bishop would be thoughtful enough to get the facts straight.

Sehr schade, Freddy!

Saturday, November 4

Chugga, Chugga

"The (Tridentine Latin) rite is only the locomotive -- the issue is the carriages that are pulled behind it," Brussels Cardinal Godfried Danneels said last week. "Behind this locomotive are carriages that I don't want." (source)


"For a bishop must be without crime, as the steward of God: not proud, not subject to anger, not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre. But given to hospitality, gentle, sober, just, holy, continent. Embracing that faithful word which is according to doctrine, that he may be able to exhort in sound doctrine, and to convince the gainsayers. For there are also many disobedient, vain talkers, and seducers: especially they who are of the circumcision. Who must be reproved, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake."

Epistle Of Saint Paul To Titus, 1:7-11