Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Continuity vs Discontinuity


A British magazine has attacked Father Tim Finigan, author of the blog HERMENEUTIC OF CONTINUITY and has given a soapbox for recalcitrant dissidents and disgruntled parishioners. They allege he has force-fed the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite upon unsuspecting faithful. Poppycock.  Here is what is at stake:

reverent, sacred, licit and valid; edifying and efficacious
Mass at Father Finigan's parish

    irreverent, sacrilegious, illicit and nauseating
    Clown Mass

Ironically, the media never interferes with the worship rituals in the local mosque or synagogue. Only the Catholic Mass attracts such attention. When was the last time you read about a Rabbi or Imam not being 'popular' with 100% of his congregation? But if a Priest has one vocal opponent to complain that he is 'too traditional', it mysteriously gets more press coverage than you can imagine.


Anonymous said...

It was a rum attack, but I think it may have backfired on the Bitter Pill. There are few liberal Catholic (sic) bloggers out there and the orthodox blogosphere has really come to the aid of the party over this. However, as Fr Ray Blake points out, it's important for those same bloggers to write directly to the Bitter Pill.

Honeybee said...

That clown mass is so sad. I just don't get it. Why would anyone in their right mind think this is OK.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps I am hallucinating (weak from fasting) The clown Mass--cannot be real--must be hallucinating--please say it isn't real!

TomW said...

Honeybee, obviously they are not in their right mind but are subject to the snares of the malevolent enemy.

Loyolalaw98 said...

The most OUTRAGEOUS thing about the clown mass picture is that the prelate with the Mitre is the Archbishop of Salzburg. You know the Bihop who wrecked the new auxiliary bishopric appointment of Fr. Wagner in Linz because Fr. Wagner was too conservative.


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