Nothing remarkable there; indeed, the sort of things that liturgists have talked about both informally and formally during the past 50 years.
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Resolutions were rejected asking permission to use the 1974 Sacramentary and calling for discussion of women and married men in the priesthood.
“The Argentine soon made it clear that he had no appetite for the creeping traditionalism and pomp of church power that had begun under his predecessor.”
It is clear that Pope Francis does not want to go back 60 years, to a time before the Council. He does not want to restore practices from a bygone era, or claim continuity with them. Significantly, he has named that era as one which has passed away.
A half-millennium of attempts to reform the central administration of the Catholic Church has not succeeded.
Archbishop Zollitsch said that the Catholic Church could only regain credibility and strength by committing to reform.
Pope Francis: Vatican II was “beautiful work of the Holy Spirit” but some “wish to turn the clock back”
But 50 years later, “have we done everything the Holy Spirit was asking us to do during the Council,” he asked. The answer is “No,” said Pope Francis.
“The church does not work anymore.”
It displeases Lehmann that Benedict himself didn’t say all he knew about the Vatileaks affair when questioned by the cardinals.
Pope Francis is sweeping away trappings of court ceremonial left and right.