I have written a few times about the priest in the Diocese of Brentwood, UK, a man of a certain age who – inexplicably – was in charge of the diocesan liturgy office, who sent a letter to The Tablet (aka RU-486) and the priests of his diocese claiming that they could set aside the current ICEL English translation of the Roman Missal and go back to the 1973 version. His arguments were risible. The letter was imprudent, defiant, crass. HERE
I also posted Fr. John Hunwick’s good comments. HERE
Fr. Hunwicke has another go at poor Brentwood Butler and raises some questions about the legacy of Benedict XVI. HERE
Inter alia, Father H reminds us of those people who proposed to wait Benedict out, wait for a new dawn and new pontificate, and then trash-can everything Benedict did.
Sure. But unlikely.
The enemies of Benedict’s vision at at their end. They might think they have the big mo right now. They may be emboldened. What they will try, they will attempt in vain.
They may try to roll back what Benedict set in motion, or the good things he ratified from his predecessor. They will fail.
There is a new generation rising up who have no time for their bitter retrograde agenda.
Now is not the time to be discouraged or to back down or to lose vigor. Press forward. The Biological Solution (which works on all of us) is at work on the aging-hippies. In finem citius! Yes, they are still influential, but they see the dusk closing around them.