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Posts Tagged Pope Benedict XVI

Reviewing Louis Bouyer Ten Years Later

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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Bishop Fellay Sings a New Church into Being

Has the SSPX left the building?

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Piero Marini on Vatican II at FDLC

Archbishop Piero Marini spoke to the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions in Erie, PA this past week.

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Magister on Liturgy under Francis

“If Bergoglio were a pupil of professor Ratzinger, … he would see his lines marked with the red pen.”

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Viewpoint: Papal Styles

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.

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The big pope interview

“What is worrying, though, is the risk of the ideologization of the Vetus Ordo [old Mass], its exploitation.” – Pope Francis

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Startling Interview with 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.”

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Authenticity in Church Architecture

“Modernizing the Catholic Church usually doesn’t refer to architecture. But it should.”

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2013 RETRSPECTIVE: Toward the transformation of traditionalism

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?

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Two popes, two Marinis

“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.”

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