A Vatican bureaucracy decides the way to put the foot into the backside of those slowpoke liberal Anglos is to add another layer of committee, Vox Clara. How many years are we waiting for an English translation of the Roman Missal? Why would we be surprised the hold up is another committee.
I have this image from that Bill Murray movie. No, not this one. This one. The one where Randy Quaid pleads on his knees in the middle of the street, “Please God! We need a cab! One lousy ******’ cab!”
They have a motu, but they need a translation to get it out of the Vatican. Priceless.
I hope what I’m offering here is not the scorn John seems to be detecting. With the heaps of laughs and scorn I see directed at Cardinal Mahony (not exactly a hero to liberal advocates of a de-centralized and open Church) and others, I just want to send a little chuckle to my friends on both sides of the traditional divide. If you can’t laugh at yourself, how can you expect to translate?
Remember, all the energy you waste holding your breath could have been put into learning some priceless treasure of the musical tradition, like this. Or watching Bill Murray lead you out of New York on dvd or vhs. Your choice.