This is the crisis of the Church today. It is a polarization born of rupture and clear choices. Who will prevail?
Oakland’s Bishop Michael Barber, SJ, told the Journal that Archbishop Cordileone was “prophetic,” while adding that the San Francisco archbishop and his San Diego counterpart embody “two forces in the Church right now” — with McElroy representing the concerns of Pope Francis, and Cordileone stressing the approaches of Pope St. John Paul and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.
My comments on Pope Francis’ freaking out over restorationists:
Does this mean that His Holiness also will clamp down on the Modern Missal being celebrated in continuity with the Ancient Missal? By this I mean:
2. Ad orientem
3. Kneeling for Holy Communion.
4. Lace altar clothes and albs and Roman Vestments?
Given the micromanagement of dioceses by Vatican dicastories under Pope Francis, a grotesque form of centralization in a Church where Pope Francis touts decentralization, will there be a crackdown on these Modern Masses celebrated in an ancient way?