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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says Yahweh Sabaoth" Zach 4:6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dio di Signore, nella Sua volontà è nostra pace!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin 1759

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Obligatory Blogger Being Down Post

When I signed off Wednesday afternoon, I had a post written to be put up Thursday & had put up a comment & response. Later someone sent me a comment for another post. Obviously yesterday, I couldn't moderate the new comment or do any posts.

So tonite when I was finally able to get back on I discovered that the 1 comment I had moderated was back in the awaiting moderation section & my comment had vanished. Also the other comment didn't exist.

Fortunately, the post I had for Thirsday didn't disappear. It just went up for the time I had originally written it. & was able to put up the comment that had totally disappeared as well as the other comment & my resonse. It also looks like I didn't loose any posts, unlike some others.

As for why the problem with Blogger, the answer is simple. UNIVERSAE ECCLESIAE (Instruction on Summorum Pontificum) came out on Friday. & Blogger was sabatoged by the anti-extraordinary form Catholyc gang to delay getting the word out about what it said. They knew it would be the final nail in the coffin of their attempt to marginalize those who wanted greater access to the TLM.

Seriously, I don't know if it is true, but it makes as much sense as any other reason. The Instruction does make it clear that this form is here to stay & that those who want it ARE to have their wishes respected, by everyone, especially the Bishops.

The instruction made it clear that there is some work yet to be done to incorperate the celebration of recently canonized saints into the liturgy. That will be no big problem as they would have been incorperated over the years anyway. There are some details that will need further clarification, but those should be minor for the most part.

Another interesting section is #34 that makes it clear those in religious orders, Dominicans, Franciscans, etc, that had their own proper liturgical books could go back to using them. That means that those liturgical actions that were proper to their orders can be followed.

The biggest weakness I see, (in agreement with Fr. Z.) is where it says "Ordinaries are asked to offer their clergy the possibility of acquiring adequate preparation for celebrations in the forma extraordinaria. This applies also to Seminaries, where future priests should be given proper formation, including study of Latin and, where pastoral needs suggest it, the opportunity to learn the forma extraordinaria of the Roman Rite." (emphasis Fr. Z's & concured with by me.) As Fr. Z puts it "There are weasel words here." It should be stronger, esp since most dioceses aren't ensuring that current Canon Law requirements about training in Latin are ignored. & it makes it easier for those who want to continue putting up roadblocks to do so.

Overall, it does make it much easier for those who want the TLM to be get access for it. Yes, some Bishops will still fight it. But, it will now be even more difficult for them to justify doing so, both in the public eye & with higher ups who have authority over them.


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