Retired and near-retired bishops speak out on the missal process

“We three [national episcopal conference] presidents voiced our concerns in particular about the Holy See’s right to approve the statutes contrary to Sacrosanctum Concilium. We did not believe that Cardinal Arinze’s lawyer had in fact refuted our arguments, but there was no further discussion.”

“Recognizing the impossibility of genuine dialogue on this matter, we made our point and then got on with the rest of the agenda.”

“It is still incumbent on bishops’ conferences to reclaim the rights and responsibilities entrusted to them by law, and wrongly usurped.”

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