Friday, November 09, 2007

That’s not how we do things here.

Foreign priests in U.K. undergo training in ‘Britishness’

How very Anglican! But the general idea is that Catholicism is not conditioned by race or people or nation.

Rebuke for bishops who resist Old Rite

A senior official at the Congregation for Divine Worship (CDW) this week said that bishops who were trying to curtail use of the Tridentine Mass were 'in rebellion against the Pope' and guilty of pride, 'one of the gravest sins'. Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, who serves as the CDW secretary, levelled his criticism at 'theologians, liturgists, priests, bishops and even cardinals' who have written 'interpretative documents that inexplicably try to limit the Pope's motu proprio' - the document that liberalised use of the pre-Second Vatican Council Mass. The CDW official told an Italian online news service that the bishops should especially 'return to obedience' since they 'have professed fidelity to the pontiff'."

Consecration of Stones


by a priest of the Diocese of Linz as part of an "art event". The buildings on the right near the tower were built by Hitler's architects.

It was on the way to that same “Steinmetzplazl” in Urfahr where stones from the Marie-Louisenloch Quarry had been un- and reloaded up until the First World War. From there the journey went out to the big wide world. A three-day festival was announced and the stones were freed from the rest of the wall.

There was singing and dancing, literature was read.

The culmination of the festival was the consecration of the stones by the priest Franz-Peter Handlechner from Linz (diocese St. Michael in the Bindermichl District). The “Goldhaubenfrauen Group of Puchenau” was present, a group of women attired in traditional golden hoods.

Maiken Krose-Westergaard, a young woman from the town where H.C. Andersen had been born, read the fairy tale “The Princess on the Pea” in Danish on the ship “Fitzcarraldo”, which was tied to the landing pier West Urfahr.

The guests became familiar with the melody of the Danish language.
After 3 days of celebration – departure for new shores!