Fr. Z has the coverage.
Trautman, upset about the literal translation from the Latin Missal, predicts the liturgical reform to be a "pastoral disaster".
What a hoot he was.
When the Mass was completely in Latin, the pews and confessionals were packed. The last 40 years of whacky innovations has emptied the pews.
He doesn't seem to have a lot of confidence in the intellect of Catholics:
“The vast majority of God’s people in the assembly are not familiar with words of the new missal like ‘ineffable,’ ‘consubstantial,’ ‘incarnate,’ ‘inviolate,’ ‘oblation,’ ‘ignominy,’ ‘precursor,’ ‘suffused’ and ‘unvanquished.he said.
Thank God, the Conference voted overwhelmingly to tell him to sit down and shut his pie hole.
Bishop Gregory Aymond was voted in to replace Trautman on the Liturgy Committee. I don't know much about Bp. Aymond but on a quick google, he spoke out about Notre Dame so at least we're moving in the right direction.
As was announced recently, the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., is presenting President Barack Obama with an honorary degree and have asked him to give the commencement address.
I, along with many other Catholics, express great disappointment and sadness that a Catholic university would honor someone who is pro-choice and who holds many values contrary to our Catholic belief.
In the midst of such a sad situation, as Catholics we must continue to be pro-life and to proclaim with even greater strength the values of Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
In my opinion, it is very clear that in this case the University of Notre Dame does not live up to its Catholic identity in giving this award and their leadership needs our prayerful support.
Boy, if they keep this up, I won't be able to renew my semi-annual ritual of quoting Fr. Wilson about watching the Bishop's Conference. (Watching the bishops' conference in action is like viewing the film of a train wreck over and over again. With bright-colored clowns hanging out the train windows, waving and blowing kisses. One only wishes one had a tomato.)