Tornielli: “Peace” agreement reached between Vatican and Lefebvrians
(09-21-2011, 06:22 AM)INPEFESS Wrote:
(09-20-2011, 03:22 PM)JayneK Wrote: I agree with you that the wording of the original version was not good Catholic theology.  However, I disagree that the revised version is wrong.  Many different things are happening at the Mass.  It is not uncatholic to say that it is a gathering of the people of God.  It is uncatholic when this is the only thing said to the exclusion of all else.

It is antithetical to Catholicism to subordinate--or make merely complementary--the purpose of the Mass, as infallibly defined by the Council of Trent, to a novel, ecumenical purpose.

The Holy Ghost of the Catholic religion doesn't change His mind about what the purpose of the Mass is.

If the first was by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, by whose inspiration is the second? The "wisdom of Man" (Paul VI), no doubt.

The Mass is extremely rich in meaning.  Expanding on what was said at Trent to include other traditional ideas on the Mass is perfectly reasonable and orthodox.  The current edition of the GIRM does not seem to me to be subordinating the purpose as defined by Trent to other ideas or to be introducing change.  On the contrary it emphasizes the unchanging nature of the Catholic Mass and our understanding of it.

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Re: Tornielli: “Peace” agreement reached between Vatican and Lefebvrians - by JayneK - 09-21-2011, 06:37 PM

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