Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Implement the Motu Proprio: A Bishop Speaks

At The New Liturgical Movement blog, excerpts of the pastoral letter of Bishop Mario Oliveri to priests and deacons of his diocese were made. The good bishop said:

"I understand that in some areas, on the part of several priests and pastors, there was also the manifestation almost of ridicule toward faithful who have asked to make use of the option, and indeed of the right, for the celebration of Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form; there is also an expression of contempt and almost of hostility toward Brother Priests who are well prepared to understand and respond to the requests of the faithful...

"I ask that you put away every attitude not in conformity with ecclesial communion, the discipline of the Church and the convinced obedience due to important acts of the magisterium or government."

In the Philippines, many priests continue to show hostility towards the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite. Among them is a Pauline Priest who recently ridiculed the extraordinary form on national TV. To these priests, the exhortation of the good bishop is fittingly addressed: Put away every attitude not in conformity with ecclesial communion, the discipline of the Church, and the convinced obedience due to important acts of the Magisterium or government of the Church. They should be asked: Are you thinking with the Church? Are you moving with the Church?

Follow the link: Implement the Motu Proprio: A Bishop Speaks

3 comments:

  1. Father,there's no link to your site.

    Pauline Priest NOT Paulist Priest

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  2. huwaw! malapit lang kami dito. kabilang barangay lang :) I'd sure pay a visit some time :)

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