From Prof. Luc Perrin:
“Once bitten, twice shy.”
We will rejoice greatly the day canonical recognition (of the FSSPX) will be proclaimed in Rome.
But already in 2012 all the traffic lights appeared green and indeed an agreement was imminent in May/June of that year. But it evaporated after a completely foreseeable offensive from cardinals of the curia erupted in the plenary sessions of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Since 2016 under Pope Francis many lights are also green but one is not at all safe from a 2012-style coup de Jarnac (a mortal, insidious blow – referring to a famous duel in 1547). Undoubtedly, though, the pressure exerted on the pope by bishops and cardinals regarding separated Traditionalists is less strong today. For the crises have so greatly multiplied since 2013 that the sensitive character of the regularization of the FSSPX has been put into perspective. When a great forest fire menaces the house, it appears a lot less critical whether a portrait of Msgr. Lefebvre should be hung in a corner of the living room….
Friday, March 17, The Feast of St. Patrick
On Friday, March 17, 4 pm, at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Center, NY, Fr. Ryan Creamer will offer a Sung High Mass (1962 Missal) on the feria Friday in Lent, the Commemoration of St. Patrick, Bishop and Confessor (III Classis). Organized and sponsored by the Sursum Corda Society.
Monday, March 20, The Feast of St. Joseph, transferred
Church of the Holy Innocents, 37th and Broadway, New York, Triduum in honor of St. Joseph (litany, novena, benediction), Saturday, March 18 following the 1PM mass, Sunday March 19 following the 10:30 mass, Monday March 20 following the 6PM mass, St. Joseph’s table in the Church Hall
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Pontifical Shrine, New York, Missa Cantata, 8 pm
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Newark, Missa Cantata, 7 pm
St. Mary Church, Roslyn, NY, Missa Cantata, 7 pm
Saturday, March 25, The Feast of the Annunciation
It is a important document, with many remarkable signatures attached.
Of course, Pope Francis, in the most significant paragraph of an address he gave last week on the same occasion (the 50th anniversary of the Instruction Musicam Sacram), had already essentially rejected the recommendedations of the above Statement:
“To facilitate this process,” Pope Francis said, “we need to promote proper musical education, especially for those who are preparing to become priests – in dialogue with the musical trends of our time, with the demands of the different cultural areas, and with an ecumenical attitude.”