At Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) contributors are wetting themselves – and each other – over the Motu Proprio Magnum principium, by which Pope Francis took part of the role in working up liturgical translations, etc., away from the Congregation for Divine Worship and made it more firmly the role of conferences of bishops.
The libs are really feeling their oats right now, no doubt. Reading them, you’d think that they’d received the 11th Avatar of Vishnu.
There are several rather sad offerings at Fishwrap, which have exaggerated the ramifications of the document somewhat.
The most risible of them must be that of Jesuit Thomas Reese who was so radical as editor of the Jesuit organ Amerika Magazine, that he got the heave-ho. He has been drifting from site to site ever since.
His premise is so dopey and, frankly, anti-Catholic, that I won’t give you any samples. You can go see for yourselves. HERE It’s an exercise in pure selfishness with a strong dash of malice. It’s not just that he clearly dislikes tradition, which is bad enough. He dislikes the people who want to be traditional.
I will however observe that there is an old saying about people who are completely bumfuzzled, like fish out of water: Like a Jesuit during Holy Week.
Mind you, there are few exceptions, but they prove the rule by the great contrast they offer to their confreres.
This morning brought some other apt Jesuit v. liturgy comparisons to mind. These are from a couple of my pals, as they filled in the blank.
A Jesuit commenting on liturgy is like…
- … Falstaff commenting on sobriety.
- … a slave trader commenting on human rights.
- … Judas commenting on loyalty.
- … the KKK commenting on integration.
- … Nero opining on religious liberty for Christians.
- … Diocletian declaiming on the veneration of relics.
- … Semiramis commenting on morality.
“…that ancient queen who was the first person to castrate male youths of tender age”.
If you do go over there to read, put a dab of Vick’s under your nose before you click.
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