Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Meet the Rex: Al Cardinal Ottaviani...


Some legends never die - this is one of them.
If you read Italian then get your hands on this fabulous read (inside are some very historical and rare pics).
After it all, he remains the last man standing.
Visit his tomb in the little chapel next to the Vatican City's Palace of the Holy Office.

9 comments:

Paul said...

"It is rather strong to claim that the new Mass is contrary to the Council of Trent, but, displeasing as it is, it is true."
Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani

The Ottaviani Intervention
Short Critical Study of the
New Order of Mass

Daniel said...

Would you consider scanning some of those rare pics for the edification of your readers, JP?

SMJ said...

"inside are some very historical and rare pics"

Could you, post some of these photos? Pleaseeeee!

Anonymous said...

Is this a new book?

Belgian thomist said...

Any suggestions where I can buy thism since I'm going to Rome next week!

Anonymous said...

Like Pius XII, Cardinal Ottaviani was a saint.

Anonymous said...

""It is rather strong to claim that the new Mass is contrary to the Council of Trent, but, displeasing as it is, it is true."
Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani"

100% true. The new Mass is 100% a departure from Catholic tradition, and mostly of Protestant inspiration.
Considering that, no wonder the results of the "new Mass" have been what they have been over the last 40 years!

Anonymous said...

Epithets of odium hurled at this saint have been many. He just gave reprobation rightly to books of liberal spirit and now he is seen as the bad guy.

The Curia needs more like him: shrewd old men who can spot a liberal physiognomy at five-hundred yards and pluck 'em out!

Flambeaux said...

John,

How do I get myself a copy?