22 June 2011

NCR Does Emit a Certain Miasma, Doesn't It?

There are times, even when something is so predictable that you see it coming ten miles away, that the sheer magnitude of the asininity takes your breath away.

Hence, I draw your attention to an article in the "National" "Catholic" "Reporter" about what seems like a laudable event-- a Solemn High Mass in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph for the intentions of Bishop Finn and for the unity of his flock in a difficult time. Priests from the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph are collaborating on the effort.

This concerns NCR enough that it tries to link this Mass to the sex abuse scandal.

How?

Well, one can take the story one of two ways: either NCR is insinuating that instead of facing all the serious "real" problems in the diocese, these priests are electing to celebrate the dead liturgy of Trent; or, that somehow these kinds of dead liturgy priests actually cause pedophilia. I can't quite decide which-- but who knows? Perhaps NCR can't decide, and this kind of choice is precisely the fruit of Vatican II in which NCR glories. The issue for them is not whether the Church is bad, but rather just how so in any particular case.

For a laugh, check out the comments to the article. Warning: a little goes a long way.

1 comment:

Athelstane said...

You can't even caricature the comboxes of NCR.

Pope Benedict once observed that he "lived on a different plant" theologically from Karl Rahner. If that's true, I dare say we here at Timman's pad live in a different galaxy from most of the denizens at NCR.