Sunday, 19 June 2011

Rhyme or reason...?

One of the fascinating claims about Papal Catholicism is the suggestion that the RCC is "one" Church united in and professing "one" Faith. Of course the reality is very different. Two fascinating examples of RCC schizophrenia have occured this week.

A conservative and "traditionalist" organisation, independent of the RCC heirarchy were prevented from holding their annual Conference in Westminster raising issues regarding lack of discipline, lapsed Catholics and catechesis. Originally Cardinal Burke (Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura) was to be the main speaker - it seems he was warded off - and then, low and behold, the whole event was cancelled. Despite the venue not being a Roman Catholic one (actually Methodist) it would appear the RCC heirarchy used their ecumenical influence! Read all about it here... "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice"

Then a liberal and liturgically abusive Mass, formerly encouraged and permitted by Cardinal Schönborn of Vienna (you can see how he offers Mass here), was successfully prevented from occuring again this year by the efforts of conservative bloggers petitioning against the "Western Mass"!

Meanwhile other Roman Catholics complain that they don't receive any answer to their requests for more "Extraordinary Form" Masses from their Bishops... While the Bishops discuss making available "worship spaces" and priests to catechise converting Anglicans...

Go figure?



AndrewWS said...

My very quick and probably tactless answer is that the Church does profess one faith - albeit in a variety of ways - but is plagued by heresy and corruption in high places, the fruit of the Adversary's efforts to frustrate her mission.

Schoenborn is an interesting case. He was the editor-in-chief of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and hence has to be regarded as the acme of soundness, is open-minded about homosexuality, and yet tolerates liturgical horrors in his diocese. Baffling.

Canon Jerome Lloyd OSJV said...

Being partly responsible for the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" hardly credits one as "sound" according to true Tradition. As is ably demonstrated by his praxis and teaching.