After wholloping the Sacrament of Marriage, I thought he would go after celibacy, but alas he's taking the ax to the Sacred Liturgy
Fr. Z sums it up:
So, the Pope now changes the Church’s laws. I left that part out. As I said at the top establishes that the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments [CDWDS] will have less of a role in the creation of liturgical texts. Henceforth, their primary role will be to approve the texts prepared by Episcopal Conferences. That’s the nutshell. There was a phase in the preparation of translation at which Rome was able on its own to make substantial changes to the translations prepared by, for example, ICEL (for the English language). You might remember that during the preparation of what became the 2011 ICEL version, there was an advisory Committee under the CDWDS called Vox Clara which – though it didn’t have authority on its own – had influence in adjusting what ICEL (and the USCCB) prepared. And the Congregation indeed made changes on its own authority. That was not well received by some. That was welcomed by others. The German language process also had it’s committee....
There will be great pressure on the officials of the CDWDS to rubberstamp whatever comes their way. The results could be disastrous....
First, the driving principle in the explanatory part of the Motu Proprio seems to be the spirit of Vatican II, rather than its letter.
Second, the document reflects the effort to decentralize authority, taking it bit by bit away from the individuated dicasteries of the Roman Curia and distributing it to regional conferences of bishops...
The next problem is that the English translation of the rite for ordinations is going on. What’s going to happen with that? Will different conferences come up with their own versions which may or may not say the same things? How will that be worked out of the Holy See can’t intervene in the translation process to provide for unity?
Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
It's going to take me a few days to discuss. Every time I start to process his giving authority over the Liturgy to the drunks, queens and cowards that have incubated and infested Christ's elect with mortal sin, I hyperventilate. No lie. LMBO.
This guy has an uncanny knack to know exactly which efforts will produce the most destruction. The familiarity with the nature of his games brings little consolation.