Monday, April 3, 2017


You can see what I mean in this humble exchange (oh and by the way did I say I love the humility of Catholic progressives?). This exchange is about the Corpus Christi procession which will be move this year from tradition's Thursday time to the following Sunday, the first time in history for the pope's Corpus Christi procession!

  • pm 
    Simple solution that makes everyone happy: restore the Corpus Christi octave, and permit an external solemnity of the feast on a Sunday. Done and done. It can even be a simple octave without octave days.
  • #4 by Anthony Ruff, OSB on April 3, 2017 - 5:45 am 
    @Ryan Ellis:
    Except, if you’ve read up on the evolutions and reforms of the calendar throughout history and especially in the 20th century, you’ll know that this would be highly displeasing to lots of people who accept the post-V2 liturgical reforms. There are only two octaves now, and for a reason that is compelling to many or most of us. And “external solemnity,” what’s that? It’s not in the rite as reformed.
    If you were writing tongue-in-cheek or impishly, then disregard my reply. :)


TJM said...

Ruff "MY way or the highway." Typical "liberal."

John Nolan said...

Actually, the principal Mass on the Sunday following Corpus Xi was usually celebrated as an external solemnity, with the procession following in the afternoon, in Protestant countries for the simple reason that the Thursday was not a public holiday.

In Bavaria and Austria, where 'Frohnleichnam' is a holiday, Mass and procession are in the morning, after which everyone repairs to the beer garden. Quintessentially Catholic! Especially the procession in boats on the lake!

Ruff is always good for a laugh. He and his cronies are so attached to the Bugnini Mass that they will brook no criticism of it, or of its progenitor, and assume that everyone else thinks the same.

Definition of a liberal - someone who will defend to the death your right to agree with him.

TJM said...

John Nolan,

HA!!! I loved your definition of a liberal.

rcg said...

It seems odd that a person who supports a program of reformation objects further reformation.

TJM said...


You're walking about a reactionary liberal. Once they achieve what they want, then their position must be canonized for all time. Per omnia saecula saeculorum!

Anonymous said...

YEs, the Catholic progressives are about as open-minded as Democratic senators up in DC, the cast majority of whom will reject Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, like that awful Patty Murray of Washington, who says Gorsuch does not stand up for "women's rights" (which of course primarily mean abortion on demand). If you are unable to find any mention of the word "abortion" in the Constitution, well, the progressives (some of them Catholic unfortunately) would tell you the Constitution is a "living, breathing document that evolves with the times." Which is how we have gotten so many rulings that undermine our Judeo-Christian heritage.

Dialogue said...

Paul VI said dialogue would be the principal methodology of the post-conciliar Church. Since this silly monk seems to have no interest in dialogue, I'd say he is unaffected by the reforms of VCII.