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There is still a long way to go

Filed under: Church Issues,Liturgy — July 22, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

After two weeks I am still as pleased as anyone about the Motu Proprio. I am aware of the various concerns and confusions that have come up, but I simply don’t believe with they prove serious problems.

However, we must not let our guard down. We must not stop praying for liturgical restoration. Summorum Pontificum was just the first step. I believe SP will prove adequate to secure the rights of traditionalists. But there are still bishops who will fight it every step of the way. Many are taking the, “we already have a Latin mass at 2:30pm in boonyville, so we are all set here” approach. Others are still pretending they have veto power over the public celebration of traditional masses (SP makes it clear it is the pastor’s call). So there will still be much struggle, and the Ecclesia Dei Commission will be busy.

On the other end of the spectrum there is still a strong force of liturgicalYeah, it's a chruch progressives (i.e. wreckers). It doesn’t matter what the Pope says about continuity, they see the old mass as a fossil, and the new mass the place for modern folk to express them selves modernly. If you have a vomit bag handy, go check out EnvisionChurch.

So Please, keep up with those prayers, and if anything, add more to them (like fasting). Also, it is now up to us who have enjoyed the benefits of the traditional rites to invite our friends to look into it.

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