15 July 2007

Reactions to Benedict's Motu Proprio

Pope's latest moves setting church apart (Chicago Tribune):


This is a surge in the so-called "Restoration" that has been rumbling on for 20 years -- an effort to return the church to what it once was. And if this means less dialogue among Christians and more dropouts from the Catholic Church, so be it.

This push for Restoration, its connection with the Latin mass and its implication for the church's future are matters of concern for many Catholics, including some in high places.

"The [Latin] rite is only the locomotive," Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels said recently. "The issue is the carriages behind it. Behind this locomotive are carriages I don't want."

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