Thursday, May 29, 2008

Living in the mystery of the Eucharist

Bishop Richard J. Sklba in the "Herald of Hope" column says,
...I sense a growing tendency among our people to mingle eucharistic devotion with Marian piety...


  1. the bishops of the Second Vatican Council broadened their teaching to underscore the Mass as Christ's prayer of praise and thanksgiving to the Father for his victory over sin and death

    So it IS "Christ's prayer," not that of the liturgeistwonks!!

    The good Bishop underlines the reason for liturgical East (!!)

  2. It is always interesting to see certain members of the hierarchy inveighing against the Rosary being recited during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, but having little problem with the shenanigans employed during the Sacrifice of the Mass. Appeals to Vatican documents ring hollow in a diocese rife with abuses of the norms of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM).

    In fact, Bishop Sklba's article smacks very much of Protestant supercilious disdain for popular Catholic piety, which became a 'spirit of Vatican II' issue in the 60s and 70s. Of course, Bishop Sklba's immersion in the 'Ecumenical Movement' might just be a factor in this.

    And I thought Ecumenism was about bringing our separated brethren (and 'sistern' - as Graham Greene would say!)into full communion with the One, True, Church? What was I thinking...?