the saddest day

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 08, 2007

Here's what I actually did read about an Italian bishop's reaction to the motu proprio:

"I can't fight back the tears. This is the saddest moment in my life as a man, priest and bishop," Luca Brandolini, a member of the liturgy commission of the Italian bishops' conference, told Rome daily La Repubblica in an interview on Sunday.

"It's a day of mourning, not just for me but for the many people who worked for the Second Vatican Council. A reform for which many people worked, with great sacrifice and only inspired by the desire to renew the Church, has now been cancelled."

And here's what I really, really want to read on Monday morning:

Il Santo Padre ha accettato la rinuncia al governo pastorale della diocesi di Sora-Aquino-Pontecorvo (Italia), presentata da S.E. Mons. Luca Brandolini, in conformita al can. 401-ยง2 del Codice di Diritto Canonico.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 11, 2007 11:18 PM ET USA

    "Non ripartisco il vostro dolore" in neo-Latin (Italian)!

  • Posted by: - Jul. 09, 2007 8:07 PM ET USA

    By the way, how does one say "I don't share your pain" in Latin?

  • Posted by: - Jul. 09, 2007 5:34 PM ET USA

    Good one Hammer. The other thing is the amount of dioceses in the US who will now be forced into bankruptcy...when they have to pay for all the suicide prevention hotline calls made by so many pastors. Thanks, Holy Father. Ab ove maiori discit arare minor.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 09, 2007 4:38 PM ET USA

    I'm crying tears people are going to get the extrodinary (1963) latin and I can't even get the "ordinary" latin

  • Posted by: - Jul. 09, 2007 3:50 PM ET USA

    Lisa Palmieri-Billig says that conversion is a sensitive issue for the Jews. Well, the right to PRAY for the conversion of non-Catholics is a sensitive issue for Catholics. I wonder if Jews would be willing to compromise on this matter. We promise not to forcibly convert them, and they promise to stop trying to tell us how to pray.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 09, 2007 12:30 PM ET USA

    hope I don't get in trouble, but at the end of informing my parishioners of the motu proprio I said: "the only thing that will cause dissension among the faithful are stupid Bishops & histrionics from Priests who misrepresent what the Holy Father is really saying and asking for." Let the histrionics and stupidity begin.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 09, 2007 12:19 PM ET USA

    I can't fight back the laughter. Thanks.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 09, 2007 8:09 AM ET USA

    Chalk up another one for those who refuse to open their hearts.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 09, 2007 7:15 AM ET USA

    Look at the bright side, Di. At least he didn't say that the author of the motu proprio keeps the trains running on time.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 09, 2007 4:10 AM ET USA

    OK, I don't know Italian, but I get the drift. While I agree that this is an example of an "other grave reason" maybe a quiet talking-to by His Holiness and some explanation in short, simple words may be enough to bring His Errancy back into line.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 09, 2007 1:02 AM ET USA

    Not THAT caused me to blow my coffee through my nose.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 08, 2007 11:46 PM ET USA

    If this is his saddest moment as a man, he has been truly sheltered. Maybe he needs to do some real work outside his office, say among orphans or widows, or perhaps the mentally deranged that some claim will soon be 'crawling out of the woodwork' in parishes everywhere. incidentally, my saddest day has been to discover that so few of our clergy are apparantly able to read.Perhaps seminaries ought to include reading comprehension of Vatican documents courses as a prerequisite for graduation

  • Posted by: - Jul. 08, 2007 11:00 PM ET USA

    Another weeping liberal. The best thing about the Summorum Pontificum is the tears, the sadness, the mourning, the nuns that will remain unordained, the cancellation of desires. Boo hoo hoo. I don't have time for sniffling liberals. I've gotta go shopping for nice clothes to replace my "Mass jeans."

  • Posted by: - Jul. 08, 2007 9:45 PM ET USA

    I guess 7-7-07, the day in which our blessed pope not only clarified that the Latin rites were never really abolished but pointed some "deformations" wrought by Vatican II, aren't the luckiest of numbers for "Lucky Luca."