Friday, November 16, 2007

The Pope's Revolution

Two and a half years after the name "Josephum" came booming down from the balcony of St Peter's, making liberal Catholics weep with rage, Pope Benedict XVI is revealing his programme of reform. And it is breathtakingly ambitious.

The 80-year-old Pontiff is planning a purification of the Roman liturgy in which decades of trendy innovations will be swept away. This recovery of the sacred is intended to draw Catholics closer to the Orthodox and ultimately to heal the 1,000 year Great Schism. But it is also designed to attract vast numbers of conservative Anglicans, who will be offered the protection of the Holy Father if they covert en masse.

The liberal cardinals don't like the sound of it at all.

Read the rest here.


Tregonsee said...

It looks like the church has another "Interim Pope," as John the 23rd was called when chosen. He made many good and needed reforms, but now we have someone who will clean up the excesses.

Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

If only he was 20 years younger. If they were smart they'd elect an Orthodox Bishop to the Roman Papacy. Problem solved. It wont happen but that'd be the quick way.