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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cardinal Meisner

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Jerusalem in France

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Always new items on eBay

Meanwhile in Reims

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they will be known forever as the One Mass a Month diocese.

The Diocese of St Flour in France

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prefers parishes without priests to a priests who say the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.

Heartless- pastoral care it is not.

Vatican official: Abuse of norms contributed to Tridentine decision

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Clown masses to go
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"For years the liturgy suffered too many abuses and many bishops ignored them' despite the efforts of Pope John Paul II, Archbishop Ranjith said. 'So the problem was not requests for the Tridentine Mass as much as an unlimited abuse of the nobility and dignity of the eucharistic celebration,' he said."

Not only that, he announces a restoration not only in music but ecclesiastical art.

Incompetence beyond belief

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The Report on the church closure programme in Boston.

One gem of stupidity.

"Given reports in the press concerning the sale of St. Mary Star of the Sea (SMSS) real estate in East Boston, the PRFOC reviewed the transaction. The SMSS property was sold by the archdiocese in November 2006 to an individual for
$850,000 and within three weeks sold by that individual to an evangelical Protestant church group for $2.65 million."

Back in Boston

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They wouldn't have needed this report if they had read Cathcon.

"A lay oversight committee appointed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley of the Boston Archdiocese recently issued a report that the Archdiocese made public last week strongly critical of the Archdiocese’s handling of the parish reconfiguration process. The report, generated by the Parish Reconfiguration Fund Oversight Committee and published in the Nov. 16 issue of The Pilot, paints the Archdiocese as an intensely cloistered, defensive organization that for years stymied the attempts of the committee to fully account for the money made through the closing of parishes across the city. A lay oversight committee appointed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley of the Boston Archdiocese recently issued a report that the Archdiocese made public last week strongly critical of the Archdiocese’s handling of the parish reconfiguration process. The report, generated by the Parish Reconfiguration Fund Oversight Committee and published in the Nov. 16 issue of The Pilot, paints the Archdiocese as an intensely cloistered, defensive organization that for years stymied the attempts of the committee to fully account for the money made through the closing of parishes across the city. "

Oldest Parish in Ft. Madison Closes It's Doors

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The doors of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Madison are now closed. The final mass was celebrated Saturday night, November 17, ending the oldest parish in Fort Madison. Bishop Martin Amos and other priests celebrated the evening mass. St. Joseph's Church merged with St. Mary's Church in 1996. Since then, the church and the school across the street wêre no longer in use. Many parishioners spent this evening remembering the past and saying goodbye. 'A third of your life, between family, school, and church, a third of your life was right here at St. Joe Church, so...and there's a lot of families that have that same background...and so that's why it's so special,' said former parish member Thomas Mohrfield. The church and school building are now up for ownership."

Marini on Stilts

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Archbishop Marini describes the idea of the Consilium to implement the constitution on the Sacred Liturgy in an extract from his new book, which is to be launched in the Palace of the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster in December.

The Liturgical Press also published the greatest gift for those who are unable to sleep, the memoirs of Marini's master, the evil Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, see Cathcon passim. This I purchased them for 5 dollars in a spring sale. A book that scales the heights of self-justification is never going to sell well.

The latest offering from Marini is not written out of love for the Church but rather anger, as everything that he has stood for throughout his career slowing disolves before his eyes.

The title comes from Bentham's comment that natural rights are nonsense on stilts.

As the same said
“…there is no right which, when the abolition of it is advantageous to society, should not be abolished.”

Which perhaps could be paraphrased

“…there is no Rite which, when the abolition of it is advantageous to the liturgical elite, should not be abolished.” Marini, Bugnini and the et all of modern liturgists.