Monday, January 15, 2007
The nonappearance of the "overdue" indult...
Patience, but we could use a hoped-for interdict imposed on the goofy French bishops (someone have Bellarmine write them a letter about their untenable paranoia!). Why is this indult taking so long?
My complaint does not begin with charges against the Pope, but against his RETINUE (our anticurialism is aimed at the block of vehement bishops making the trouble). It all plays on their ambiguity of being “in one accord” with the spirit of the Church communio (as if any of them had any true claims to competence in the field of liturgy anyways – they’re all about equity – except when it comes to the Tridentine Rite).
St. Catherine’s appeal to Pope Gregory XI is hilarious! She writes that she smelled the stink of infernal depravity in the Roman curia. The Pope responded that she had only been there in Rome a few days. She replied: “I am bound to say that I smelled the stink of the sins which flourish in the papal court while I was still at home in my own town more sharply than those who daily commit them.”
Infallibility is not a perogative of an abstract papacy, but of the pope actually reigning. The B-16 bomber will deliver with his already made decision. Obviously the curia is an indispensable department, but lets pray the insufferable “Tyrrell” entourage out!
P.S. I really bristle at these exasperated bishops with their animosity to (a) missal of the Roman Rite, who try to make the Holy Mass, of all things, a part of their polemics…