Thursday, June 27, 2024

How Is Your Reeducation Going?

Since the Catholic media world is abuzz with rumors of soon-to-be-issued further restrictions on the celebration of the traditional Roman Rite, and the third anniversary of Traditionis Custodes approaches, I thought it would be a good idea to share this video from the ever-wise Phillip Campbell of the blog Unam Sanctam Catholicam, and do a little polling.

TC ordered the world’s bishops to establish a new inquisition to root out the supposed false conversos of the liturgical reform. In their new role as branch managers of the Dicastery for Divine Worship, Their Excellencies are now being saddled with the equally unenviable task of explaining the “spiritual depth and richness of the renewed Missal” to the faithful. (This is quoted from a recent letter of the DDW to an arch-branch-manager, a letter which informed him that the words of the letter accompanying TC, “It is up to you to authorize in your Churches, as local Ordinaries, the use of the Missale Romanum of 1962”, do not extend to how His Grace runs his own cathedral.)

Mr Campbell is quite correct to speak of this in his video with the classic Soviet term “re-education”, and this got me to thinking: what exactly, if anything, is being done to re-educate the faithful, and convince them of the depth and richness of the post-Conciliar Rite as the Roman Rite is taken away from them? So I would invite our readers to watch the video, and leave comments as to: A. whether they disagree with anything that it says, and if so, why; B. what, if anything, is being done in their parish or diocese to teach people that the new rite is an improvement over the old; and C. whether they found it convincing; if so, why; if not, why not.

Things and times being what they are, I hasten to add that no names of bishops, dioceses, or churches should be used, nor should any personal comments be made, much less, of course, personal attacks.

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