My own impression of the purpose of [the increasinlgy speculative, abstract] development in his work was that it served to support the practical, clerical, highly conservative ecclesiology he promoted in his writings, lectures, and not least through his formative influence on an inner circle of students he nurtured in 1970s Paris, including (the later cardinals) Lustiger (Paris) and Shoenborn (Vienna) … .
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Has the SSPX left the building?
Archbishop Piero Marini spoke to the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions in Erie, PA this past week.
“If Bergoglio were a pupil of professor Ratzinger, … he would see his lines marked with the red pen.”
Most of all, Pope Francis wants a Church that is close to the people, is compassionate to sinners, and is merciful to those who live in imperfect situations.
“What is worrying, though, is the risk of the ideologization of the Vetus Ordo [old Mass], its exploitation.” – Pope Francis
“We have to find a new balance,” the pope continued, “otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.”
“Modernizing the Catholic Church usually doesn’t refer to architecture. But it should.”
A report from the Sacra Liturgia conference suggests that we are entering an age of liturgical pluralism and peace, and that traditionalism has been transformed. What would transformed traditionalism look like?
“In other words, the current pope shouldn’t do what he thinks best because the former pope is still alive and wouldn’t approve. That’s an odd position for a supporter of a powerful papacy to take.”