From the blog St. Louis Catholic comes a good note about an article in the New York Times the other day which I started working on for an entry here, but finally shrugged and gave it up as dumb, much like the even worse, even dumber article in the recent number of TIME (perhaps one of the dumbest things I have ever read). But back to the point. St. Louis Catholic made this observation about the article in the NYT:
A universal church, they say, should have the closest thing possible to a universal missal.
The above sentence is taken from this story in the New York Times, [By Laurie Goodstein, always ready to give the Catholic Church a swipe.] which details the intent of the schismatics of the left to disobey (what, again?) the Holy Father and to disregard the new English translation of the Paul VI Missal. The new translations are defended, though with much needless hand-wringing, by Church officials in the U.S.
The Times sums up the position of “Church leaders” with the line above. I semi-successfully prevented a spray of iced tea from my monitor, and ruefully chuckled to the effect that WE. ALREADY. HAD. ONE.
And still do, for that matter.
You have to make the adjustment in your head that here “universal church” really means the Latin, Catholic Church. Maronites are obviously not going to be using the Roman Missal.