Father Trigilio takes on 'U.S. Catholic'; Father Pfleger's church of the bizarre
Fr. Z said it best when he commented on Summorum Pontificum that the gravitational force of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will influence the Ordinary Form. In other words, the great reverence and elegance of the TLM can and ought to be an integral part of the celebration of the Novus Ordo (as originally intended by the Council Fathers).
He rightly points out the genius of Pope B16 to allow both the old and the new (extraordinary and ordinary) to mutually enhance each other and together provide for the spiritual needs of the faithful. Rather than being a contest, it is the principle of the Catholic "et ... et" (BOTH ... AND). The secular world embraces the dualistic heresy of the "aut ... aut" (EITHER ... OR). Catholicism has the fullness of grace (all seven sacraments) and the fullness of truth (Divine Revelation as found in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition).
I reject sexism in every form, and all its pomps, and all its empty works. - At the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) there is an interesting piece by our old pal Phyllis Zagano which merits a little – just a little – atte...
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