Monday, October 22, 2012
The return of the Papal Fanon
Someone is throwing a nutty fit again.
He and his minions would just think.
"The Pope can do whatever he wants, just as long as it is not done in Manila or in the entire Philippines."
Yup. That is the plan all along.
Pope Benedict can display all the old liturgical vestments he wants for as long as he does not use his "papal powers" to impose it on all dioceses in the world, including Imperial Archdiocese of Manila who so blatantly and arrogantly issued a directive against a Papal Motu Propio, Summorum Pontificum. Who wrote it? Who else?!?!?
Fr. Anscar Chupungco.
But who signed it?
The former archbishop, Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales, benefactor and protector of Fr. Chupungco's Paul VI Institute for Liturgy in Malaybalay, Bukidnon.
But what these liturgical rebels think is just plain liturgical fancy of an old man, is actually a deeper expression of faith and the bringing forth of a worship worth the Lord and Creator of the Universe.
So mass vestments and other devotionals are not just mere externals. They are an expression of what you feel inside.
So when you over simplify, you get the point.
So when you emphasize more on inculturation of the liturgy, you put more weight on the culture. Surprising to note that for a liturgical expert to just trash away all the traditional elements of liturgy to tell you that your pious expression is WRONG and that his research on liturgy is right.
Yeah.......for the sake of selling books.
You can read a wonderful article about the Papal Fanon by Fr. Z.