Saturday, August 11, 2007

Church Will Survive

Arg! I can't believe some bishops!

Supposedly, the bishop of Gaylord, Michigan, has said:
Until other law is promulgated, all liturgies in the Diocese of Gaylord are to be celebrated entirely in English by the presiding celebrant.

I do think other law has been promulgated. Check out Vatican II's Sacrosanctum Concilium, the current G.I.R.M., Sacramentum Redemptionem, and Summorum Pontificum.

I'd like to point out to bishops that the laity are not idiots. Some of the faithful may be apathetic, but many others know the faith and know Church and liturgical law.

Hopefully Rome will respond to this ridiculous statement promptly (of course most of Italy is on vacation during August, so we'll see).

It's time like thse I have to remember a great anecdote about Napoleon. When he invaded Italy and was taking away property and rights from the Church, he told a cardinal, "I will destroy the Church." The cardinal quickly retorted, "If us cardinals and bishops haven't been able to do it, what makes you think you can?"

Deo Gratias that God is ultimately in charge of the Church.



1 comment:

Thom said...

What might one expect from a Diocese called "Gaylord."