HERMENEUTICAL ALERT!

Are you looking every day at the hermeneutically correct blog of His Hermeneuticalness the Hermeneutic of Continuity?

No?  Well… start!

After all, he should wind up as the next Archbishop of Westminster.

"Mene Mene Tekel Parsin…"

Furthermore, it’s Father "Finigan" and not "Finnegan" or "Finegan" or "Fingolfin" or "Phineghin" or "Finagain", but … "Finigan".

I just noticed that H.H. Fr. Finigan has posted a very interesting piece.

I want to be mysterious so that you will go over there and give him a big statistics spike.

Go on now…. shoo!

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11 Responses to HERMENEUTICAL ALERT!

  1. Thomasso says:

    Much as I would rejoice to see His Hermeneuticalness as the next Archbishop of Westminster, I just don’t see this happening for a whole host of reasons (a priest, as opposed to an abbot or auxiliary/diocesan bishop, raised to Westminster; a known supporter of orthodoxy; a staunch supporter of the Holy Father and the magisterium; c’mon, this is England we’re talking about, where the episcopal club reigns supreme) – unless you, Fr Z know something the rest of us mere mortals don’t. If that isn’t the case, then I wonder if this type of speculation is not a bit embarrassing to HH. A good wheeze nonetheless.

  2. Paul Goings says:

    I confess that I am unhappy with the clarification (not that I am affected by it personally; our archdiocese in the US keeps Ascension Day on the Thursday). If it were the case that this was simply permission for an external solemnity, so that there could be Masses of either the feast or the Sunday, then this might well be helpful and (after analogy with other feasts) traditional. However, this appears to prohibit celebrating Masses of the Sunday completely. Is this a correct understanding?

  3. John Enright says:

    Sorry, but Fr. Tim spells his name funny. My Mother’s maiden name is Finnegan, and that’s simply the way it supposed to be spelled! LOL.

  4. My father always said that the officials in England just spelt it that way when my forefathers came over during the famine. One reason I bless email is that it punishes anyone who spells it wrongly ;-)

    Many thanks for the link, Fr Z. Hit spike climbing as we speak …

  5. John Enright says:

    I am shocked that Fr. Tim responded directly to my post. On reconsideration, he and my mom can spell their shared name any way they want! Either way, I admire both of them; they’re both leaders in important ways; Fr. Tim leads publicly, while my very reserved Mom raised me quietly in the certain endeavor that her Catholic faith would become mine also. And it has.

  6. Flabellum says:

    Yes, the occurring Sunday is suppressed, and that applies to both forms of the one Roman Rite.
    Of course when we were allowed to join another collect under one conclusion……

  7. Dominic says:

    Oh, I think I may well agree that Fr Finigan SHOULD be the next Archbishop of Westminster (or Brentwood, where he may be needed even more…).

    I fear that I share the sentiments expressed by Thomasso above, however.

  8. No need to go on about the integrity of the liturgy and the frankly appalling losses suffered when…e.g….Epiphany can fall as early as 2 January…but from a strictly juridical point of view, I think those in positions of leadership in the traditional movement should consider asking the PCED for definitive rubrical statements, not piecemeal, often blog-reported internet reports about how to handle certain situations. Note, too, the Liturgia Horarum is prepared to deal with moving these feasts; the Breviarium Romanum is not, and it would be incongruous to have the Office of the Sunday but the Mass of the Ascension. A return, please, to the days of neatly prepared rubrical announcements, complete with fascicles of new texts, adjustments, supplements…of course traditionalists could also respectfully tell the PCED that we have indeed seen this slippery slope before, and that Ascension Thursday is our patrimony…not Ascension Sunday.

  9. “Many thanks for the link, Fr Z. Hit spike climbing as we speak …”

    I (and the denizens of the Achiltibuie Charterhouse) wish to associate myself (ourselves) with these remarks of Fr F, Fr Z!

  10. RBrown says:

    A return, please, to the days of neatly prepared rubrical announcements, complete with fascicles of new texts, adjustments, supplements…of course traditionalists could also respectfully tell the PCED that we have indeed seen this slippery slope before, and that Ascension Thursday is our patrimony…not Ascension Sunday.
    Comment by Dr. Lee Fratantuono

    Although I agree that moving Ascension and Epiphany was dumb, right now it’s important that Latin get a foothold in the everyday liturgical life of the Church. That means not only the re-establishment of Latin mass and the Rites of certain orders but also the re-introduction of Greg chant to those religious houses with community office.

    As I’ve said before, the two keys are Latin and ad orientem celebration.

  11. Paul Goings says:

    A return, please, to the days of neatly prepared rubrical announcements, complete with fascicles of new texts, adjustments, supplements.

    Indeed! To the best of my knowledge, the new prayer for Good Friday still remains to be officially promulgated by the C.D.W. or the P.C.E.D. If “Ascension Day” is now to be celebrated on the following Sunday, when can we expect the new breviary texts for this? Some canonists would argue that, absent these necessary supplements, none of these changes are legally or morally binding.