"In the process, the cardinal clearly hit a nerve. The overwrought reaction to his speech showed how very nervous some Catholic leaders are about any possible change to the liturgical status quo. (And by the way, is anyone completely happy with the current state of the Catholic liturgy?) Even the Vatican's response appeared wildly disproportionate.
Cardinal Kasper suggested a dramatic change in Church teaching and sacramental practice, and the Pope offered him a forum at a meeting of cardinals. Cardinal Marx suggested that the German bishops were ready to write their own rules, and drew only a quiet demurrer from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. But Cardinal Sarah makes a suggestion—for a practice that is already allowed under existing liturgical guidelines, and that was championed by Pope Benedict XVI—and immediately the Vatican press office blew the whistle and called a foul."
Father Richard Cipolla, writing at Rorate states in reference to the situation that:
"It seems that there is no limit to the nonsense that Father Lombardi allows himself to spew forth in defense of the indefensible. We hope that once he lays aside this burden, as he will very soon, he can return to more spiritually profitable endeavors. The ideology that lies behind that repudiation of Cardinal Sarah’s exhortation to return to the Traditional posture of the priest at Mass rang out quite clearly in the Clarification. It is an ideology that has for so many years prevented the Church from restoring the liturgical life of the Church that is necessary for the mission of the Church to the world. It is an ideology that has no basis in Tradition and in fact is a break with Tradition. Anyone who still believes that the Mass of Paul VI is continuous with the Roman Rite of Catholic Tradition needs to get out into the fresh air more."
In the same piece at Rorate Caeli blog, Father Cipolla reminds us that:
"The heart of the ideology driving the post-Conciliar reform of the liturgical books is the destruction of the Traditional understanding of the Mass as a sacrifice, namely, the re-presentation of the Sacrifice of Calvary, the offering of the Son to the Father. Without the Roman Canon, which the reformers tried to get rid of entirely, that the Mass is a sacrifice is not evident in the three new Eucharistic prayers."
If that is not a "bastard rite" then I do not know what is. What will it take to get Catholic to wake up to the fact that Sacrosanctum Concilium was a seriously flawed document; that it was a compromise between radicals and what the Fathers would accept, an error on their part to be sure. What will it take for Catholic to understand that Pope Paul VI, for whatever reason, allowed himself to be manipulated and bamboozled by evil men such as Annibale Bugnini? How can a Catholic sit there, knowing anything about history, about the faith, about what existed in practice and conversions before and after their all powerful Council and say with any conviction that it is good?.
It is a disaster and the world is burning and it is the fault of the Pope, the Bishops, the Priests and John and Mary Catholic who refuse to follow the Faith of Our Fathers!
The Novus Ordo liturgy is "banal." It is a "manufactured.. These were Joseph Ratzinger's words, not mine. It is destructive to the Faith. It is horizontalist and feminised, it is Pelagianism in its fundamental development. It is a Modernist calamity that has cost millions of souls. It cannot be reformed and we have seen that in this topic on "ad orientem" and that is already part of the Missal of Paul VI.
Father Cipolla continues at Rorate:
Furthermore, the very rubrics of the Paul VI missal assume that the priest is celebrating ad orientem. It is distressing to have to repeat all of this at this time, but the fact is that most of our bishops may have never read the rubrics in English let alone Latin. At the "Orate fratres", the rubric reads: Stans postea in medio altaris, versus ad populum….The obvious and easy English translation is: Then, standing in the middle of the altar, turning to the people….Why should he turn to the people if he is already facing them? There are other examples where the rubric calls for the priest to turn to the people. And again, it is tiresome to have to go through these explanations once again. But after what happened in the slap down of Cardinal Sarah by the powers that still be, one has to rehearse certain facts and show how it is sheer ideology that has driven and continues to drive the intense hostility to the Traditional understanding of the Mass as the Holy Sacrifice (despite pious talk about the Holy Sacrifice).
How many times does it need to be repeated. Lombardi and his ilk are either plain stupid, or they are evil.
Let this writer not scandalise you, but let this.
Look, if the Pope wants to give example of visiting the poor and washing their wounds or their feet, this is a wonderful thing. Let him do it. Let every bishop and priest and ourselves take up the work. But not on Holy Thursday! Frankly, Jorge Bergoglio, in this regard, is nothing more than a narcissistic, egoist. What man would do such work in front of world-wide media rather than to let his good works be done in secret, that he not receive the praise and adulation of the world. It is hypocrisy of the worst kind. There is no humility in it. Just as there is no humility in living at the Casa Santa Marta versus the Apostolic Palace. It costs more to keep him in the hotel! Where is the humility in this. It is all a show.
It is a lie.
What we have is exactly what Popes and Doctors, Saints and Prophets and Holy Scripture with Holy Tradition and various apparitions of Our Blessed Mother have told us. What we have is exactly what St. Pius X warned us about in Pascendi. What we have is exactly what the tin-foiled-hat Catholic has been saying for years: Freemasons and communists and sodomites have infiltrated the Church of Christ and are now at Her highest levels in order to destroy the faith from within and create a new cult of man that will aid in the globalist agenda of world domination. That is exactly what we have!
Let me add this comment from my good friend at The Eye-Witness, Aged Parent, who writes:
The fast track to oblivion is in full swing thanks to all the incoherent ramblings of an unstable man and his proclamations, the most damaging of which is without question Amoris Laetitia, brilliantly dissected by Mr James Larson here and in the writings of others. With that exhortation all Hell is about to break loose. Indeed the results are already before us. Francis has unleashed a runaway train.Many have valiantly tried to get it through the Pope's head that he is leading the Church to schism, heresy and disaster. His autocratic stubbornness has made their pleas, so far, fall upon deaf ears. He is a child of the Society of Judas, of Teilhard, of de Lubac and Rahner and as such is not open to an Aquinas or a Chrysostum or certainly not an Athanasius. As H Reed Armstrong recently noted in Christian Order: