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Victory against the sandalistas of the Catholic church
By Damian Thompson
Last updated: 6:29 PM BST 14/06/2008
For 40 years, English Catholic worship has been controlled by a bossy alliance of bishops and politically correct activists known as the "Sandalistas".
Now, a Colombian-born cardinal close to the Pope effectively announced that their time has come to an end.
Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos – speaking as an emissary of Pope Benedict – revealed that every parish in England and Wales will be required to offer worshippers the ancient Latin Mass detested by the Sandalistas.
This is great news not just for the Latin Mass Society, but also for growing number of young Catholics who hate going to church because services have been hijacked by Sandalistas.
They are tired of seeing smug lay ministers of Holy Communion parading around the altar as if they were priests, of endless bidding prayers about climate change, and above all by the fake folk music imposed on them by bad amateur composers.
Cardinal Castrillon, president of the pontifical commission Ecclesia Dei, can expect to become a hate figure for Sandalistas. This will not worry him. Before he moved to the Vatican, he took on none other than Pablo Escobar, the notorious drug smuggler. Disguised as a milkman, he negotiated a truce with him – and also heard his confession on the spot.
A man who has faced up to Colombia's most feared drugs baron will not be intimidated by a few geriatric Catholic trendies.
Victory against the sandalistas of the Catholic church - Telegraph
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well, can't say i'm surprised. pope nazinger makes john paul II look like a progressive liberal, and he was anything but.Latin Mass to return to England and Wales
By Damian Thompson
Last updated: 1:47 PM BST 14/06/2008
The traditional Latin Mass – effectively banned by Rome for 40 years – is to be reintroduced into every Roman Catholic parish in England and Wales, the senior Vatican cardinal in charge of Latin liturgy said at a press conference in London today.
In addition, all English seminaries must teach trainee priests how to say the old Mass so that they can celebrate it in all parishes. Catholic congregations throughout the world will receive special instruction on how to appreciate the old services, formerly known as the Tridentine Rite.
The announcement by Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, speaking on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI, will horrify Catholic liberals, including many bishops of England and Wales, who were opposed to the Pope's decree last year removing their power to block the celebration of the old Mass.
Pope Benedict now clearly intendeds to go much further in promoting the ancient liturgy. Asked whether the Latin Mass would be celebrated in many ordinary parishes in future, Cardinal Castrillon said: "Not many parishes – all parishes. The Holy Father is offering this not only for the few groups who demand it, but so that everybody knows this way of celebrating the Eucharist."
In the traditional rite, the priest faces in the same direction as the people and reads the main prayer of the Mass in a voice so low as to be virtually silent. Cardinal Castrillon said that this reverent silence was one of the "treasures" that Catholics would rediscover, and young worshippers would encounter for the first time.
Pope Benedict will reintroduce the old rite – which the Cardinal said should be known as the "Gregorian Rite" - even where the congregation has not asked for it. "People don't know about it, and therefore they don't ask for it," he explained. The revised Mass, adopted in 1970 after the Second Vatican Council, had given rise to "many, many, many abuses," added the Cardinal.
However, the new rite – in which the priest faces the people and speaks in the vernacular – will definitely not be phased out. The Pope wishes to see the two forms of Mass existing happily side by side.
In practice, these sweeping liturgical changes will cause intense controversy. At the press conference, a journalist from the liberal Tablet magazine, which is close to the English bishops, told the Cardinal that the new liturgical changes amounted to "going backwards".
Liberal bishops in England and America have so far attempted to limit celebration of the Pope's 2007 decree by saying that the 2007 rules require a "stable group" of the faithful to request the old Mass. But Cardinal Castrillon said that a stable group could consist of as few as three people, and they need not come from the same parish.
The Cardinal, head of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, made his comments as he was preparing to celebrate a traditional Latin Mass at Westminster Cathedral, the first time a cardinal has done so there for 40 years.
The Catholic Church in England and Wales was unavailable for comment.
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Latin mass to return to England and Wales - Telegraph
what's the point of going to church if 99% of people don't understand what the priest is saying?
I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld
Obviously this will make the traditionalist hardcore faithful happy, but i can see it alienating a hell of a lot of people who aren't so interested in going to a service where the don't know what the fuck the old guy in the frock is saying.
You just smile and roll your eyes to the back of your head.
Wow, this will really make the Church relevant, and help its followers make it in today's society.
Two steps back. none forward.
[peeks around door] well I'm more a bells and smells kinda person rather than the modern happy clappy stuff. Guitars and kumbaya in church make me cringe. Provided people can choose which they prefer I don't see a problem.
Why do people say "Grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive! If you really wanna get tough, grow a vagina! Those things take a pounding! -Betty White
*magically transports the Vatican to the surface of the moon, smiling slightly while looking through a telescope at silk swathed frozen priests drifting slowly about in the sunlight*
I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.
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