Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Archbishop Conti: Unintended Consequences

I'm sure His Grace is blissfully unaware of the situation regarding the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite as it exists on the ground in his diocese. The interest was never likely to be overwhelming in the Archdiocese, but there are enough people to have kept a regular weekly Traditional Latin Mass going for years. Archbishop Conti's breathtakingly controlling letter in response to the MP is probably not a reflection of any disrespect to the Pontiff - he has been demonstrably loyal, thus far. It reflects more on his having let the liberal liturgical mafia at the Archdiocesan Curia draft the letter.

Now there are priests dotted around the Archdiocese celebrating private Masses in the EF (as they are entitled to) and accidentally letting slip that this might be happening at such and such a time (no crime in that). Needless to say, those people to whom they let this slip are the very people who would be keen to hear the EF. Now these priests can't be stopped saying the EF and the people can't be stopped hearing the EF in this manner. The letter has driven the EF effectively underground and engendered an interest in it that might not have been there before.

Own goal by the trained liturgists, I think.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

However, he did win a prize for his letter: we-have-winner

12:24 PM  
Anonymous +Mario, by the Grace of God etc said...

OK, give me the names of these priests.
They have been told once, by me!

9:51 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Not on your nelly, Your Grace.

11:52 PM  

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