tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post733972072799823328..comments2010-01-06T14:15:56.220-05:00Comments on Summorum Pontificum: Archbishop Burke's role in Summorum Pontificum?Patrick Archboldhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13230114519933936165noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-70805381907233549172008-07-26T16:43:00.000-04:002008-07-26T16:43:00.000-04:00I am all for the latin traditional mass. The only...I am all for the latin traditional mass. The only false opposition to the SP is collegiality between the pope and the bishops. Collegiality is just a matter of convenience, and has no documentary definition, except perhaps in academic textbooks. Watch for a bishop to invoke this in their "little tittle" rules against the SP.Tomhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17462971168615920008noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-25703072218574621302008-07-18T18:06:00.000-04:002008-07-18T18:06:00.000-04:00Canon lawyers who take the Pope to task for Summor...Canon lawyers who take the Pope to task for Summorum Pontificum are missing the point about canon law. I have the same feeling towards canon lawyers as I do towards other lawyers. They are a necessary evil and someday when they actually learn something they'll get real jobs.<BR/><BR/>Seriously, legalistic interpretations of canon law serve only to place canon law above the higher, Divine laws that are the basis for canon law. And legalistic canon lawyers serve only to diminish their own importance. <BR/><BR/>To me the important laws behind S.P. are the moral laws upon which it is based, mostly around the concept of justice. To wit, all baptized Christians enjoy a covenentual relationship with God, part of which covenant includes participation in the immemorial Sacrifice of Christ, articulated absolutely and really in the Mass. Part of that covenant includes the obligation on the part of those entrusted with the Liturgy to maintain an organic purity in the Liturgy; and the obligation to observe the legitimate anthropolical needs of a human being to interact with liturgical ritual that has continuity with the past and that facilitates the disposition to surrender to the Liturgy rather than direct it.<BR/><BR/>That is the crux of Pope Benedict XVI's theology on the subject from what I've been able to gather from his writings. He seems to be the among the few who really considers those aspects as important.Michaelhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06369787843059493544noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-65035823626801658172008-07-17T10:22:00.000-04:002008-07-17T10:22:00.000-04:00Anon...The only canonist I have heard named is Abp...Anon...<BR/><BR/>The only canonist I have heard named is Abp. Burke... the other canonists seem to be not only eminent, but also anonymous as well... <BR/>In such a discussion, it is also important to recall that the Holy See has the absolute ability to regulate the liturgy, and may also change canon law. The idea that a proclamation from the Holy See is "in conflict" with canon law seems rather laughable. Not that it is a perfect analogy, but it is something like complaining that a "Proclamation from The King" violates the law when it is the King that makes the laws. Has it occured to these eminent canonists that the Pope has changed the rules of the game?Chironomohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13024533507945352862noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-13670575072855732582008-07-17T03:33:00.000-04:002008-07-17T03:33:00.000-04:00Happy to hear that "eminent canonists" doubt the v...Happy to hear that "eminent canonists" doubt the validity of the Motu Proprio. Burke is very ideologically driven and that may have overridden his canonical common sense.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-90696480238619932492008-07-16T09:27:00.000-04:002008-07-16T09:27:00.000-04:00There were probably many reasons that His Emminenc...There were probably many reasons that His Emminence was promoted to the AS, and certainly a role in implementing SP has something to do with it. The criticisms of SP in terms of Canon Law have all been related to the issues of the Bishop's jurisdiction and the conflicts created by the presence of two forms of one rite. SP defines the jurisdiction, thus defining the law, not conflicting with it. The Pope can do that. The other issues require further law to be created, which is obviously coming. The criticisms are merely attempted blocks, IMHO.Chironomohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13024533507945352862noreply@blogger.com