From Petrus we learn more about Archbp. Piero Marini’s new book. (My translation).
Now Msgr. Piero Marini takes aim: "The Roman Curia against the Second Vatican Council"
VATICAN CITY – In a book published for now only in English and presented on Friday in London, [Archbp.] Piero Marini, who for 20 years until last October filled the role of Master of Ceremonies, explains how, in his words, the liturgical reform desired by the Second Vatican Council was held hostage and progessively buried by the Roman Curia. The volumen, A Challenging Reform, was printed by the Liturgical Press and presented to the public in Westminster, in the residence of the Cardinal in London, Cormac Murphy O’Connor, before a strong group of Vatican dignitaries, among whom were also the Nuncio in Great Britain, [Archbp.] Faustino Sainz Monuz. The event is covered on the internet site of the National Catholic Reporter. "The liturgical reforms (of the Second Vatican Council) was not understood or applied only as a reform of some rituals, Mons. Marini said during the presentation. "It was the basis and inspiration for objectives for which the Council was convoked." "The objective of liturgy," he continued, … was nothing other than the objective of the Church and the future of the liturgy and the future of the Church." …
There is more, but I am feeling ill.
He does understand something: Change the liturgy, and you change the Church.
To which we respond….
That National Catholic Reporter article is by non other than my friend the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded former Rome correspondent for the ultra-lefty aforementioned weekly, John L. Allen.
Allen reminds us of how Marini (I) engineered the female shaman’s limpia rite exorcism of Pope John Paul II in Mexico during the ceremony for the canonization of St. Juan Diego.
The article concludes:
In coming weeks, Marini and company will be on the road in the United States to promote A Challenging Reform. Projected dates include:
- Feb 11-12: Boston College
- Feb 13: Catholic Theological Union in Chicago
- Feb 13-15: University of Notre Dame
- Feb 15-17: New York and the United Nations, with a luncheon hosted by America magazine
Most of these appearances, [Jesuit Fr. Keith] Pecklers said, will be “invitation-only” because of limited space or the nature of the event. Ironically, despite the fact that Marini has served in the Vatican for 40 years, there are no present plans for an event in Rome.