In solidarity with our friends at Rorate, and with all Catholics in the region of the Italian Bishops Conference, I bring you this, which you may judge on your own.
The blog Messa in latino reports on the thoughts of H.E. Most Rev. Giuseppe Mani, Archbishop of Cagliari, who has “formally forbidden” [in writing] (formalmente proibito) the holding of the meeting which this Committee had wished to dedicate to the studying and deepening understanding of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.
Again… in the version Rorate made from the Messa in latino post:
Banning even the DISCUSSION of the Motu Proprio?
The language of this article from our Italian brothers is very strong and is not what we in RC would use, but the sheer absurdity of this act of episcopal defiance versus the Holy Father moves me to post this, so that the whole world may know. CAP.
From the blog of Messainlatino:
The tyrannical Archbishop of Cagliari in Sardinia prohibits a meeting on the reform of the Holy Father to be held in the parish of Mandas. And what reason is given? NONE!
Meeting on Summorum Pontificum (Giornate Summorum Pontificum) in MANDAS on August 9-11 2009
COMMUNICATION FROM THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
We hereby inform you that His Excellency Rev. Mons. Giuseppe Mani, Archbishop of Cagliari, has “formally forbidden” [in writing] (formalmente proibito) the holding of the meeting which this Committee had wished to dedicate to the studying and deepening understanding of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.
We regret to inform you that this will mean that we will not be able to reflect on the Magisterium of the Holy Father, on the beauty of liturgy and on the best way to realize the co-habitation of the two forms of the one and only (Roman) Rite.
We hope that we will be able to meet again in a time not too long in coming and thus make it possible for priests and faithful to get to know the Holy Mass in its extraordinary form, to learn to celebrate it and to participate in it in a fruitful way.
The organization committee
Comment of Messainlatino.it: As the rebellious feudal masters who did not give a damn about the Emperor and the king, this is the situation of the Church in Cagliari – and that is not all. The worst is – and this is something which cries for revenge in the name of God, is that this bishop without any shame did not even bother to find a reason for his arbitrary and hateful ukase. Stat pro ratione voluntas (my pleasure stands for a reason or let the will take the place of reason — CAP): the mere caprice of our Caligula of today is what is behind the completely insane wish to oppose that of the faithful and of the Holy Father. But certain insults against common sense and against justice, even more than insults against the Pope and the People of God (the initiatives of whom, like this meeting, according to the Second Vatican Council are to be encouraged and promoted: great is the consistency of our Bishop in this!), will not go unpunished. He will see one day, and that day will not be long in coming…