Monday, October 25, 2021

Does the Congregation of Divine Worship Really Regret the Harshness of Traditionis Custodes?

 Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz: Poland's bishops also spoke about Traditionis Custodes in Rome.

(Rome) Poland's bishops are on ad limina visit to Rome. They discussed with the implementation of the Motu proprio Traditionis Custodes with the Congregation of Divine Worship. The Archbishop of Warsaw thinks that he heard regrets about the harshness of the Motu Proprio.

The Polish bishops were divided into four groups for the prescribed visit, of which the third group had just finished their visit to Rome. During their visit to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Order of the Sacrments they discussed there and the Motu proprio Traditionis Custodes. The interlocutor of the bishops had also conceded the harshness of Traditionis Custodes. This was reported by Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz, the Archbishop of Warsaw, in an interview with the Polish Catholic press agency KAI, which was published yesterday. In addition, it was confirmed to the bishops that Rome had instructions published for the application of Traditionis Custodes.

The Cardinal said when asked about what was discussed when visiting the Congregation of Divine Worship, stressed that "the discussion very interesting about the Tridentine liturgy. The bishops asked the representatives of the congregation "questions, in particular about whether the parish churches in which this liturgy could possibly be continued, as well as expanding the possibility of celebrating it according to the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, should such a need arise in Poland in the future."

“On the one hand, the Congregation acknowledged that the matter had been handled too harshly and, in individual cases, could lead to abandonment of the Church because his needs were not being met instead of serving unity. On the other hand, a willingness was expressed to interpret the motu proprio broadly, more in the spirit than in the wording of the enacted law. We are waiting for the promised guidelines on this topic. "

Cardinal Nycz added that the Holy See wanted to place the matter with the celebration of the traditional Rite "under control", but "not say 'no' to the Tridentine liturgy as such." The Holy See is "careful because in some countries of the world it is linked to an anti-Conciliar ideology that the Second Vatican Council rejects."

The general suspicion of “ideologizing”, under which Pope Francis placed the traditional Rite, is spreading, as Cardinal Nycz's statements show. According to Traditionis Custodes, anyone who wants to celebrate in the traditional Rite, priests who have not yet done so, or new priests, must undergo an attitude test. In its history, the Church has only known such things in connection with heresies. This accusation does not, however, apply to tradition.

Whether there are guilty feelings at the Congregation of Divine Worship is indeed in doubt, because while the contrast with Traditionis Custodes contrast is so hard,  especially in view of the new congregation leadership. Ultimately this just points out the insistence that there is an alleged "problem" that the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum by Benedict XVI. had been used in an “ideological way”.

That sounds more like crocodile tears.

Text: Giuseppe di Nar-
image: MiL

Trans: Tancred



Anonymous said...

It's nothing more than a political evaluation by those who've infested the very heart of the Church. They were taken by surprise at the degree of resistance, and like an Army that has pushed too far beyond its ability to maintain necessary support, it strategically retreats, only eventually to move forward even more aggressively. The religion of these Modernists is progressive leftism, and the tactics of 100+ years of Bolshevism never change.

Anonymous said...

The novis ordo had sold its soul to the anti-christian American ruling class. The Mass of All Ages pleads for the conversion to Christ of all people including the American ruling class the mass of Paul VI does NOT.

Tancred said...

They’re not all that American, tbh.

Don Juan said...

The second Vatican Council is an obvious fraud, like moldy bread, good for nothing which must be completely rejected and declared null and void.

Tancred said...

Most Bishops and modern theologians talk about what Vatican II means to them rather than actually reading it. Many things it asked for, like the teaching of Latin in the seminaries and Gregorian Chant in the liturgy were almost never implemented. Most seminarians are also practically incapable of defending the Catholic Faith once they leave seminary, because they often can’t form coherent arguments and they aren’t taught the Catholic Faith to begin with.

Constantine said...

The ideological resistance found in Traditionalists exists. Rome is correct. The ideology is of Social Reign of Christ the King, and the antidemocratic insistence that for society to be run best, it needs to be a Catholic State. Faiths that are nonCatholic and the followers of these false Faiths cannot be given equal right to express their lies in the public square. Those who are professing or witnessing False Faiths cannot hold hold public office or participate in political or economic or educational or social decisionmaking, since their decisions are not based on correct Catholic morality and understanding. True Freedom is Truth, not free expression. It's the "Truth that will make you free". Vatican IIdoes not accept that. So modernist Rome knows that for them and Vatican II, that is a problem.

JBQ said...

Really great comments starting with the first.