Monday, 6 October 2008

The Eccleisa Dei Commission has a website....

The Ecclesia Dei Commission now has a website, albeit one largely in Italian (English is coming apparently): http://www.ecclesiadei-pontcommissio.org/

There is some interesting looking stuff there already, including a recent think piece by Mgr Rifan (in French only) on the conditions required for 'union with traditionalists', which starts off by setting out three essentials - unity of doctrine (accepting the living Magisterium as the guide to truth), submission and obedience (acceptance of the Church's government under the Pope), and acceptance of the validity and legitimacy of the forms of the liturgy approved by the Church, who is sole judge in these matters.

The New Liturgical Movement has a translation of the welcome letter from Cardinal Castillon from the site, while Fr Z offers a commentary on the radical nature of this venture into the twenty-first century on the part of the Vatican bureaucracy ("In the Vatican equipment is updated every 75 years, whether it needs to be or not"...)!

1 comment:

Cardinal Pole said...

"... and acceptance of the validity and legitimacy of the forms of the liturgy approved by the Church, who is sole judge in these matters."

But not even the Holy Father can effect change simply by willing it; he still needs to go through the proper forms. And the botched promulgation of the Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum is plain for all to see. It is not only 'fringe' groups that have noted this, but also respected mainstreamers like Prof. Romano Amerio. The T.L.M. was never abrogated, and the Novus Ordo is at best a permitted rite.