Saturday, March 16, 2013
Traditionalist Reaction to Pope Francis

As I have already posted my reaction as well as that of the Society of St. Pius X to the election of Pope Francis, I will conclude this coverage with an overall traditionalist reaction to this monumental event. 

While there are certainly grave errors publicly committed by the Holy Father in his former days as an Archbishop, I prefer not to post those here.  I also prefer not to comment on his involvement with the Jews and other faiths as such reactions are scandalous and only cause division.

I feel that the following video succinctly and appropriately summarizes traditionalist reactions.  Please take a few minutes to watch:

In his recent article in Slate, Michael Brendan Dougherty expresses these same sentiments when he says:
Liturgical traditionalists (myself included) can only be depressed by this election–it is almost the worst result possible for those of us who think the new liturgy lost the theological profundity and ritual beauty of the Tridentine Mass. Benedict’s liberation of the traditional Latin Mass and revisions to the new vernacular Mass have not been implemented at all in Cardinal Bergoglio’s own diocese. Already some of the small breaks with liturgical tradition at the announcement of his election are being interpreted as a move toward the grand, unruly, and improvisational style of John Paul II; an implicit rebuke of Benedict.
Let us pray for the Pope.  Kyrie eleison!

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del_button October 7, 2013 at 4:42 AM
Catholic Mission said...

October 7, 2013

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