Cardinal Charges

Image result for george pellI see one of Pope Francis’ Gang-of-9 is heading to trial. Rocco sums it up here. An overview from a source on the ground Down Under is here. The Church struggles no less in Australia, and this continuing and unfolding scandal certainly doesn’t help the wider view of Catholicism or keep wind in the sails of a particular current of traditionalism where Cardinal Pell might find favor.


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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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4 Responses to Cardinal Charges

  1. Liam says:

    I don’t think of George Pell as a traditionalist but more of a hybrid JP2/RTF prelate – a traditionalist wouldn’t have bothered with chairing Vox Clara in an effort to reform the reform. (I don’t lump RTF types in with traditionalists, particularly since 2013, when the folks who were using RTF as a proxy for traditionalism have abandoned the pretense and have staked out a more nakedly anti-conciliar position.)

    That said, Pope Francis soiled himself with his handling of matters in Chile – he’s tried to put a tourniquet on the bleed. And he’s retained a variety of more traditionally inclined liturgical folks in key liturgical positions. So I am concerned that people who were wounded by the volte-face on liturgical “progress” in the mid-JP2 pontificate and thereafter and had hoped for a resumption of said “progress” are going to be disappointed if they expect things to be picked up where there were left off.

    • Todd says:

      I see that. Similar to how I don’t see Cardinal Mahony as a progressive, but as a hybrid JP2/quasi-pragmatist. I don’t get much ‘spect for that stance, but whatever.

      • Liam says:

        And I agree with your take on Mahony, which I believe is quite accurate. Then again, I don’t think *religious education congresses* are the best measure of good liturgics, given how often DRE’s appear have long had a particular vulnerability to questionable ideas about liturgical, um, adaptation.

  2. Liam says:

    Meanwhile, unrelated news: it’s official – the consistory has been schedule to approve the canonizations of Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero, among others:

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