Wednesday, January 30, 2013
THE RAISING OF BLOOD PRESSURES AND ANGER
Bishop Alexander Sample of Marquette, now Archbishop of Portland, Oregon. Congratulations to His Excellency and to the people of his new archdiocese:
The New Liturgical Movement). This means that all their Masses in the Ordinary Form are ad orientem. Can you imagine the progressive liturgists, living and dead, who are now twisting in agony? Delicious, isn't it? A view from the loft facing the liturgical east:
In Vatican II's document Constitution on the Church, the Council was very specific about the relationship between the faithful and those in the government of the Church: “In matters of faith and morals, the bishops speak in the name of Christ and the faithful are to accept their teaching and adhere to it with a religious assent.” Of course there's nothing new here, this is simply a reiteration of Vatican I and certainly a Vatican II teaching within continuity of what preceded this council.
Then the Council continues:
This religious submission of mind and will must be shown in a special way to the authentic magisterium of the Roman Pontiff, even when he is not speaking ex cathedra; that is, it must be shown in such a way that his supreme magisterium is acknowledged with reverence, the judgments made by him are sincerely adhered to, according to his manifest mind and will.
Of course, Catholics give much more authority to the media and celebrities when it comes to faith and morals. You can read one person's opinion about this and the deleterious effect it is having on the Church and from which I took the above quotations by reading The Catholic Thing article:
If There Is a Pope . . .
By Bevil Bramwell, OMI
Sunday, 27 January 2013
by pressing HERE.