The busy “explainers” and “helpers” of Pope Francis–or the Bishop of Rome as he insists in a manner that is like the Orthodox view of “first among equals”–claim Francis has no animus for the Tridentine Rite Mass or Vetus Ordo as the conciliar types like to say.
Wrong, according to Circus Bergoglio.
Read some of his recent interview that you have NOT seen reported by the “catholic” or secular drive by media:
The Pope granted an interview to Civiltà Cattolica and its director, Fr Antonio Spadaro, distributed to other Jesuit-run periodicals (including Thinking Faith – the complete original Italian text being available here at Avvenire). The main point that interests us is the following:
[Q.] What did the Second Vatican Council accomplish?[A.] “Vatican II was a re-reading of the Gospel in light of contemporary culture,” says the pope. “Vatican II produced a renewal movement that simply comes from the same Gospel. Its fruits are enormous. Just recall the liturgy. The work of liturgical reform has been a service to the people as a re-reading of the Gospel from a concrete historical situation. Yes, there are hermeneutics of continuity and discontinuity, but one thing is clear: the dynamic of reading the Gospel, actualizing its message for today—which was typical of Vatican II—is absolutely irreversible. Then there are particular issues, like the liturgy according to the Vetus Ordo. I think the decision of Pope Benedict [his decision of July 7, 2007, to allow a wider use of the Tridentine Mass] was prudent and motivated by the desire to help people who have this sensitivity. What is worrying, though, is the risk of the ideologization of the Vetus Ordo, its exploitation.”Exploitation of the Mass of All Times whose canon and parts thereof go back at least to the time of St Gregory the Great in the 6th century?Reverant or exploitation?This papal animus is real and palpable in the many statements and actions of this pontificate, including the unjust suppression of use of the TLM by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate community, and then installing the tiny minority troublemaking liberal who was stirring up this hornet’s nest in the first place.Reverant or exploitation?Maybe if they’d only provided a beach ball for the altar or plastic Solo cups for communion wafers they would show a detachment from “legalisms” and fighting abortion, contraception and sodomy, right?Or more effeminate-looking dancing bishops at WYD?