Some in the so called “orthodox” circles of Catholic liturgy… are in a euphoric tizzy with the rumours that B16 is going to reverse the restoration of the liturgy to some of the Tridentine forms or implement parts of the Ambrosian Rite. I’m not sure what is going on, but after surfing some of the more “conservative” websites I notice that part of the agenda is to try and reach out to teh Tridentine crowd which left the Church. Although this is noble, the efforts find people reaching perhaps a little too far towards people who will never accept the foundational aspects of Vatican II. There’s also a consistent mocking of the current practice in the Church as lacking in “spirit”. I find that most offensive. I don’t mind people saying that they prefer this or that. But it’s when it comes down to mocking how the majority of Catholics pray and mocking the liturgy… well to me that borders on blasphemy!
That being said, I must admit that the above graphic is quite funny. I have to give credit to these pseudo-orthodox for great branding and marketing. Well done.
Oh, and why “pseudo”? Heresies exist among left-leaning people and on right-leaning people. But one of the challenges of the right is that some cloak themselves with the mantle of orthodoxy. I’m sorry. The Roman Catholic Church of today is the orthodox way! Vatican II is the orthodox way. Build a bridge and get over it!
PS… the author of this graphic is from http://www.creativeminorityreport.com. I don’t share his thoughts about liturgical issues but there are some very intelligent and well reasoned reflections there. It’s worth taking a look.