in case you had any doubts ...

By Diogenes (articles ) | May 23, 2006

For a copy of Arinze's letter to Bishop Sklystad (suitable for framing), go here. For a copy of Bishop Skylstad's fax announcing the glad tidings, go here. For a glimpse of the trajectory of the Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy's proposed amendments to the Roman Missal, go here.

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  • Posted by: - May. 29, 2006 2:58 AM ET USA

    Forsan miseros meliora sequentur. (Virgil)

  • Posted by: Clorox - May. 27, 2006 2:16 PM ET USA

    Diogenes should have used that 1968 Tet Offensive picture of the South Vietnamese policeman executing the Viet Cong terrorist.

  • Posted by: - May. 25, 2006 2:04 PM ET USA

    Bishop Trautman's election to manage the U.S. Bishops Liturgy Committee was a strange scenario in itself that reeked of foul play. Anyone watching the TV coverage could clearly see and hear that foul play. This type of corruption speaks to open revolution against authentic liturgy. In June, the revolution will be difficult to hide from the most uninformed observer. I wonder if the "closed doors" scenario will be in effect to hide the high crimes. Interesting times.

  • Posted by: - May. 24, 2006 7:10 PM ET USA

    I can not read Bishop's Skylands letter and when I try to print it, I get a blank page. Can anyone help me? I hate to miss this wonderful piece of creative writing.

  • Posted by: - May. 24, 2006 10:14 AM ET USA

    I am pleased with Arinze's letter, but fully concur with Tomecom's comment.

  • Posted by: - May. 24, 2006 4:09 AM ET USA

    Well, I framed it:

  • Posted by: - May. 23, 2006 8:39 PM ET USA

    I must agree that the picture was not a good choice. There are too many alternatives that would make your point even more forcefully...

  • Posted by: - May. 23, 2006 6:54 PM ET USA

    Actually ... the picture is entirely appropriate. It shows the sudden and unexpected dawn of eternity for the Challenger astronauts. Human error (design flaws, etc) led to their death. The American bishops risk worse for themselves and their flocks by their apparent want of supernatural faith, poor example and liturgical hubris. Much is said against the spirit of Lefebvrists, but the bishops of AmChurch take the cake and eat it too.

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - May. 23, 2006 5:49 PM ET USA

    Diongenes, I think you could have come up with a more appropriate pic showing the same results (there are other pics out there of rockets exploding which do not involve the tragic loss of human life). That being said, let's hope that the US Bishops' agenda meets the fate conveyed in the pic. BUT, I wouldn't be quick to feel victiorious just yet...these are some sneaky rascal's!

  • Posted by: - May. 23, 2006 4:59 PM ET USA

    I don't think using an image of a national tragedy such as the Challenger explosion is an appropriate image to use in commenting on the translation of the Missal.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - May. 23, 2006 4:59 PM ET USA

    Warning to readers who might, in a fit of haste or something, fail to click on the link for the trajectory: Don't. Don't fail to click on it. I'm still laughing. (I just hope Diogenes is right. Our bishops do have a way of ignoring the Vatican. Humanae vitae, anyone?)

  • Posted by: - May. 23, 2006 4:03 PM ET USA

    Alleluia! All's right with the world and Rome.

  • Posted by: rpp - May. 23, 2006 3:29 PM ET USA

    St. Athansius, pray for the Church, our bishops and us.