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).
BAD REASON #873 for not going to confession - From the 24 March 2017 print edition of The Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly… for which I, by the way, write a a rather unheralded short week...
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