Sunday, April 16, 2006

Thiink the universal indult is "dead and buried"? Think again

I know that some believe that the universal indult story is now not going to come to pass. For some reason, some have taken far too much stock in the Maundy Thursday date as though it were that day or none. Hey, we all hoped it might be then, because after all, Maundy Thursday was only a few days away so who wouldn't hope that it might be that soon?

But it wasn't Maundy Thursday. And let me tell you something else, as recently as today, I keep hearing from important people; people who aren't just swept up by rumours; people who do have contacts; people who are bridges between the reform of the reform and the classical rite; I hear from them that indeed, the Holy Father has made some kind of decision as to a course of action that is good for the classical liturgy, but we don't know precisely what it is, and that ultimately, it is only a matter of time before a document is published.

Of course, a matter of time could mean days, or it could mean weeks, possibly even months. But that matter is far from dead, and it can't be written off.

This blogger hasn't written about it these past few days, not because I've thought it somehow "dead and buried", but because it seemed highly unlikely that we'd hear about it come the evening of Holy Thursday and the beginning of the Triduum. But come tomorrow, this blogger will be back on the watch.

If you still incline to believe the issue is dead, Rorate Caeli has as interesting piece up today, Allen and the "Consensus" Myth - A Chronology of Events This piece responds to the Allen article in NCR by looking at the chronology of events, beginning in the last half of 2005, and proceeding up to the present day. I'd highly recommend people look at this chronology. One thing should be clear, this talk about a universal indult is not unsubstantiated, nor the product of simply blogging rumours. It is based on real and promising signs coming from Rome.

Let's remember Matthew 8:25:

"And he saith unto them, why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm."

Let us have faith in the Holy Father (not to mentioned the Holy Spirit). Faith in what we know of him that he will act for the good of the Church, for the good of those attached to the classical liturgy, and for the good of the reform of the reform.

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