Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Great Kapellmeister Cardinal Bartolucci is 95

The Liturgical reform of the 60s was accomplished by dry people: "I repeat >>dry people<<.  I knew them."
© Fondazione Bartolucci, CC

(  Yesterday Domenico Cardinal Bartolucci 95th birthday.

The Cardinal was odained on December of 1939 in the Archdiocese of Florence.

From 1957 to 1997 he Directed the choir of the Sistine Chapel, who were ever younger, singing during the Papal Masses.

In 1997 he was defenestrated as lifetime Director by Pope John Paul II (+2005).

He learned of this during the naming of his successor.

After that, the dissmissed one sank into himself.

He survived John Paul II.

Indeed, the then Monseignor busied himself after that as a composure.   His works fill more than forty volumes.

In 2006 he directed in the Sistine Chapel for a choral piece written for Pope Benedict with the latin title, "Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Benedicto" -- let us pray for our Benedict.

The Pope raised the church musician to Cardinal in November 2010.

Sentimentalism and Craving for Change

The Cardinal is has never once in his priestly life presided over a new Mass.

He doesn't have a high opinion of the alleged liturgical reform of the 60s  in the last century.

It had been made by dry people, he explained in a summer 2009 interview:  "I repeat: dry.  I knew them."

The liturgical reform had been a "fashion":

"Everyone talked about it, everyone >>renewed<<, everyone wanted to be a little pope in the pursuit of sentimentalism and craving for change.

Circus Instead of Liturgy

Cardinal Bartolucci was a critic of the Liturgical decline during the pontificate of John Paul II.

The papal ceremonies and dances with drums had contributed to the process of disintegration.

Just before once such papal Mass Msgr. Bartolucci left it with the words:  "You can call me when the circus is gone."

The Third Eldest Cardinal

Cardinal Bartolucci is numbered among the older than 80 year old honored men, who because of special servicecs to the Church, were raised to the purple.

Currently he is the third eldest Cardinal in the Church.

Older than he are two of his countrymen Fiorenzo Cardinal Angelini (95) and Ersilio Cardinal Tonini (97).

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Editor: Here's a piece by Tom Roeser which is concerned with the overhasty beatification of the late Pope. It's unfortunate that he refers to it as "pedophilia". Pedophilia among Catholic religious is extremely rare, even rarer than the event of homosexuals preying upon minors which is presently being used by the media and the forces which promote that, to destroy and discredit the Church. They're being successful too because too many people are eager and willing in their sanctimony and righteous anger, that they don't see the numbers.

If you want to be outraged about something. Stop going to Hollywood films, buying cheap, mass produced media culture and supporting these people. They've done more to corrupt and abuse children in a hundred years than the Church has or ever will in its entire history.

In the midst of another round of pedophilia scandals involving the U.S. Catholic Church…with the archdiocese of Philadelphia putting on leave 21 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors—and this following a blast to Philadelphia ecclesial authorities by a local grand jury which accused the hierarchy of allowing 37 deviate…the only proper word to apply to their behavior… clerics to remain around children despite “substantial evidence of abuse”—came a highly revelatory revelation that turned up in a discussion I had last week with Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke. Yes, she and I are often to be found on different pages of theology—but this, my friends, is not theology but moral conduct.