Sunday, May 06, 2007

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor: fails to criticise Blair in interview

Briefing: In an interview with Andrew Marr the Cardinal was asked about Blair's legacy, and has nothing but praise for him. Asked about the coming relaxation on restrictions on the Traditional Mass, he suggests the wording of the Good Friday prayer for the conversion of the Jews is indeed problematic (based on a mistake about the 1962 wording), but that it would be changed spontaneously by celebrants. This is all very depressing.

For the interview, see here; for commentary, see the Hermeneutic of Continuity.

1 comment:

John Kearney said...

The Cardinal and Bishops of England and Wales have yet to wake up to the fact that in the 21st century the laity, through the modern means of communication are much more aware of what is happening and simply ignoring Rome and keeping the laity ignorant by putting out some sweets about the Pope now and again is no longer possible. The laity are more educated and can see through the camouflage. They will have to shift their policy or shift themselves.

Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen