First, an amuse bouche, something light to work into something seriously wrong.
Here is an oldie but goody. We had this tacked up on the bulletin board in the rectory at St. Agnes in St. Paul for years.
This iteration is from NLM: a Jesuit reworking of the Roman Breviary.
“A very brief rite of reciting the Breviary. First Pater and Ave are said, then
a. b. c. d. (etc.)
V. By this complete alphabet, alleluia.
R. The complete Breviary is composed, alleluia.
Let us pray. O God, who from the twenty-four letters didst will that all the Sacred Scripture and this Breviary be composed, join, loose, make, dispose and receive from this twenty-four letters Matins with Lauds, Prime, (Terce?), Sext, None, Vespers and Compline. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.”
I’m sure that the Alleluia was omitted at Septuagesima. Or… who knows… Jesuits just probably omitted it all year.
Jesuits are legendary in their seeming lack of interest in liturgical prayer. An old phrase to describe someone who is clueless is “As lost as a Jesuit in Holy Week”.
And now you see what Jesuits are doing to the Church’s doctrine on the ordination of women. Jesuits run the publication La Civiltà Cattolica, a semi-official publication of the Holy See, reviewed by the Secretariat of State before publication.
Magister explains HERE
A real gem from the piece:
In the judgment of “La Civiltà Cattolica,” therefore, not only should the infallibility and definitiveness of John Paul II’s “no” to women priests be brought into doubt, but more important than this “no” are the “developments that the presence of woman in the family and society has undergone in the 21st century.”
Unreal. They will leave not a single thing standing in their wake. Apply this principle what we will have left will be only smoking, salted ruins where there was once a serious Church, with clear doctrine.
Lord, have mercy on us.