tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post8033568078446148525..comments2009-10-08T23:10:03.805-04:00Comments on Summorum Pontificum: Vatican Press OfficePatrick Archboldhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13230114519933936165noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-19925440894052876612008-04-04T14:22:00.000-04:002008-04-04T14:22:00.000-04:00On previous news about this subject, I have argued...On previous news about this subject, I have argued very strongly that the Pope made a serious error in changing the Prayer and then an even worse error in explaining his actions to these infidels as if he has to bend down and explain anything to them. I do not change my position on this one iota. This explanation per se worsens the situation because it advances the perception that infidels and the international press can affect changes to the Sacred Catholic Liturgy. That very idea is anathema. <BR/><BR/>Having said this, however, I was extremely pleased by the text of the Pope's explanation. Note that nowhere does it repudiate or even suggest a repudiation of the Catholic teaching that Jews may certainly be 'targeted' for conversion, just like any other group, for God wants to save everyone.<BR/><BR/>While the documents cited in the explanation do recommend other courses of action in regard to the Jews, they also do not rule out attempts to convert them. Hence this very diplomatic statement of Benedict XVI assures the Jews of a continuing policy while, at the same time, it avoids very clearly offending against Catholic doctrine.<BR/><BR/>Now that this statement has been issued, I repeat that the Pope's best action after this is what it was all along: no action. He should completely ignore their reactions to his statement, even those which are positive. <BR/><BR/>P.K.T.P.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com