The cruel Francis’ legacy document – his very own Plessy v. Ferguson – Traditionis custodes is calling forth what many reasonable people think are unnecessary statements from dioceses. Some are really bad, but that is to be expected given those certain bishops. Some, neutral. Some rather wry.
What about the Archdiocese of Portland? Archbishop Sample – a friend of many years – is an accomplished canonist.
Note two things. The total lack of front-loaded blah blah, faux pastoral moaning and cooing of self-justification. Next, the key canons he cites at the top, 14 and 87.
This on the eve of the USCCB meeting.
My hope is that Archbp. Sample will, soon, celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne.
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