Taking refuge in a beautiful type of aesthetic, is that a heresy that deserves punishment, marginalization , ridicule and the like? Cardinal Roche thinks so!
A couple of... interesting extracts from the 2022 James Crichton Memorial Lecture, given by Cardinal Roche, Prefect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship...! (source: "Music and Liturgy: The Journal of the Society of St Gregory", 49.1 , pp. 12-20: pics from p. 19):
As a keyboard Warrior (l like that name, btw) and my blog read around the world to include China, the Philippines, Russia, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, not to mention the USA, and unknown places, I am sure bishops from many parts of the world reporting about us warriors have done so in the most positive way possible.
The distorted agendas of the Vatican is negating and denigrating what was once considered holy and sacred as no longer so—a bizarre sort of commentary from those promoting it, which opens the door to them being canceled too.
And what about those who find “solace and refuge in a certain aesthetic” like horrible puritanical looking vestments, liturgical dance of the silliest kind, puppets at Mass, not to mention the comedian priest who ad libs his liturgical parts and sees himself more as a talk show MC, or a dramatic actor on a stage and not a sacred priest who is asked to pray a prescribed liturgy!
Many have found their home in a great community of faith where the TLM is celebrated exclusively and want to be united to the Pope and bishops in union with him, are instead marginalized, denigrated, called names and told that ugly aesthetics is preferred to beautiful, lavish ones.
Pious platitude about the Modern Missal where priest have always ignored warnings about it’s illicit manner of celebration, is ignored or even encouraged.
No wonder no one listens to the Vatican and its liturgical Dicastery today. Get real!