Thursday, May 19, 2005

The Society of St. Pius I

Don’t be fooled by PHONY "Vulgate" neotraditionalists, who claim to protect tradition, and yet still defend the RADICAL and totally UNCATHOLIC reforms of the 4th century A.D.

So-called "trads" pretend to be against the modernism of the last hundred years, but where were they when the original Rite of Rome, the Greek rite USED BY ST. PETER AND THE APOSTLES was being totally gutted and revised by unknown scholars and translated into the vernacular language of Latin?

(via Open Book)

Which somehow reminds me that when I was teaching public school eight graders Church History in our parish Christian Formation program, our text said one goal of the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council was to restore elements of the ancient rite, such as the Sign of Peace, and remove subsequent accretions. Then when I was on Parish Council, one of the Liturgy Committee's members said their goal was to add one thing to parish practice from each seminar or workshop they attended. Then, in our recent building program, the chapel that looked a bit neo-gothic in the fund solicitation was conventionally contemporary when completed. Due to these and other similar experiences, I call it the Chapel of the Cross-purposes.


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