Friday, October 14, 2005

They Don't Get It!

It seems the Voice of the Faithful are at it in northern California now. They want to vote for SF's new archbishop.

The meeting probably began with one of the vaticanisti's favorite examples of bad "new" liturgical music (do pieces composed in the 70's and early 80's still count as "new"?), "Sing a New Church into Being." It's pretty telling that the article begins by mentioning that the meeting was populated by "gray-haired Roman Catholics." These are the same people who were radical in the late 60's and 70's and conceived of the Second Vatican Council as a "reworking" of the Church: a far cry from the future of the Church, the crowds of young people devoted to the Magisterium and our Holy Father, who gathered at WYD in Cologne!

They don't get it: we're not talking about a political entity that will be changed by well-mobilized political action, but rather the Church, the Bride of Christ.

The issue is not changing structures in the Church--picking the archbishop won't do anything. The issue is changing hearts--true conversion of the heart and the mind through authentic renewal of our committment to Christ, the sacraments, prayer, and catechesis. This will not only produce better shepherds, but also better sheep . . . .

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Senate Approves Rooney for Vatican Ambassador

The US Senate unanimously approved Francis Rooney as the new ambassador to the Holy See. The vaticanisti questioned who this guy was back in August.

In the hearing, Rooney, the chairman and CEO of Rooney Holdings Inc., an investment and holdings company, touched on future relations between the U.S. and the Vatican. "The United States and the Holy See share the fundamental values of the inherent dignity and right to freedom of each person," he said. "Pope Benedict XVI has made clear that he intends to continue the work of Pope John Paul II in defending human rights, promoting human dignity and working to advance dialogue among people of different faiths, races and ethnicities."

RIP Rocco and Papabile

So sad. We profusely weep over the apparent blogospheric suicides of our dear comrades Rocco and Papabile. Oh, well...only the good die young. Huzzah! The vaticanisti perdure.