The other day I posted about a certain approval given by the Holy See to some thing the NeoCats do.
At the time, I speculated that this was NOT an approval for the NeoCat liturgy, which many were (rightly, I think) worried about.
Despite my warning observations, some readers of the more traditional stripe out there staged a little nutty.
It seems, however, I was right. The Holy See did NOT approve the NeoCat variants for Mass (Deo gratias).
Read this on CNA:
Vatican approval for Neo-Catechumenal Way only applies to non-liturgical catechesis
Vatican City, Jan 21, 2012 / 05:15 pm (CNA).- The Vatican’s approval of the Neo-Catechumenal Way’s forms of “celebration” only applies to non-liturgical prayers within their catechesis and not to the Mass or other liturgies of the Church.
“With respect to the celebrations of the Holy Mass and the other liturgies of the Church,” communities of the Neo-Catechumenal Way must “follow the norms of the Church as indicated in the liturgical books – to do otherwise must be understood to be a liturgical abuse,” a Vatican official told CNA on Jan. 21.
In this process, “the Neocatechumenal Way obtained no new permissions whatsoever,” said the official, who is familiar with the approval process for prayers and liturgies.
“Essentially, the Pontifical Council is only approving these things that are found in the Catechetical Directory of the Neocatechumenal Way, and in no way touches those things contained in the liturgical books.”
And those of you who were worked up about this can relax and have a WDTPRS mug filled with soothing Mystic Monk Coffee!
Try the Universae Ecclesiae mug.
UPDATE : 23 Jan 01:55 GMT:
I am getting love notes from NeoCats now.
One of them reads:
New and varied liturgical forms are good for the church.
You are an idiot and a mental retard.
Varied liturgical forms like this?
I respond: We need Summoum Pontificum.
You know… this hurt my feelings soooooo much. I think you should all buy some Mystic Monk Coffee or Tea to make me feel better!