Monday, June 01, 2009

Bishop attacks SSPX over ordinations


The Regensburg Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller has said that the proposed diaconate and priesthood ordinations of the traditionalist SSPX in his diocese are meant as a "provocation" . The ordinations at Zaitzkofen announced for the 27th June would be contrary to canon Law, said Mueller in an interview with Vatican Radio.

New ordinations should not be carried out until the legal position of the SSPX was clarified. If the SSPX who according to their own statements wish to be in communion with the local bishop, they should also hold firm to Catholic discipline, said Mueller. He is wondering about their "problems in acknowledging the Magisterium of the Pope." If they claimed to be Catholic, they should also recognize all the Catholic principles.

Call to be not Church

Capital News 9 | 24 Hour Local News | HEADLINES | Two Troy parishes close their doors:

" It was a sad weekend for some Troy parishioners as two more churches close their doors as part of the Call to Be Church consolidation process."

What a misnamed programme- see also video from the link showing the fine buildings.

My house shall be called a house of prayer


but you have turned it into a cartoon exhibition.

That Belgium is now more well known for cartoons than Cathclicism could not be "better illustrated" than an special exhibition of cartoons being opened in the former Abbey Church of Floreffe on Pentecost Sunday.

The Lotus Madonna

Just to prove the break took place before the Second Vatican Council, prayer card for a Jesuit, Gerard Beckers who was about to leave for India in 1953.

Cathcon has no problems with a hermeneutic of continuity - before and after the Second Vatican Council.

I discovered the card on a brick-a-brack stall in Floreffe- Father Beckers died three years ago, having taken Indian citizenship in 1978- he was known as Babu.
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Off centre altar

Typical liturgical arrangement in a Belgian Church.
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