Over at Messa in Latino there are some posts about the talks being given at the conference going on in Rome for Summorum Pontificum. One of the talks was by Msgr. Nicola Bux, originator of the Bux Protocol. Bux speak, as we say in Italian, “fuor dai denti”, bluntly.
Bux’s talk was about the older form of Ordination of priests in the pre-Conciliar Pontificale Romanum.
Messa in Latino didn’t give even a sketchy account of the talk. We will get it eventually. But they did relate a few bullet points. Here they are. The subscriber base of the Fishwrap are going to love #2:
- The liturgy requires purity of heart and profound humility. No, therefore, to hamming it up and theatrics.
- Where there is abuse of the liturgy, there are certainly grave moral distortions.
- Only a bishop and a priest exercise the priesthood, not the deacon. What is the priesthood? Mediation between man and God, a role before which priests, if they took stock of it fully, would tremble.
- St. Paul wrote to Titus: pure doctrine, sound doctrine, secure doctrine. These are the criteria tp discern true doctrine from false. And all this is recalled in the old rite of Ordination: how true, therefore, is the rule of Proper of Aquitane: lex orandi, lex credendi.
Yah…. liberals are going to luuuuv #2.
Keep in mind that the new Instruction says that bishops cannot use the old Pontificale Romanum to ordain men who are not members of those specialized institutes we all know about. Although… although… I bet the Holy See would grant permission were a bishop to request it.
Think about it.
I don’t think many of today’s seminarians would choose the new rite over the old rite once they compare them side by side and think about them for a while.
I would be pleased to receive email from seminarians on this point. Write to me and tell me. Seminarians could also canvass their fellows at their seminaries. Give me the results. I’ll post them.
QUAERITUR. Latin Church SEMINARIANS:
If you were given the choice, would you prefer to be ordained with the older, pre-Conciliar form or the newer book, the rite reformed by Paul VI and John Paul II, even in Latin? Which?
I will preserve your anonymity of course. Use the contact link on the top header menu and put SEMINARIAN WRITES ABOUT POLL as the subject. You must tell me what seminary you are from. I won’t give you up, don’t worry. I don’t care which option you would choose: I just want an accurate picture.
OLDER RITE: 38
NEWER RITE: 6
Some are asking to see the older form of ordination. Sancta Missa has a pdf of an old Pontificale Romanum.