Wednesday, April 20, 2005

From The Gaelic Starover
Daithí Mac Lochlainn on the Pope
And his predecessor as prefect of the Holy Office, Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani, defender of the Roman Mass and advocate for peace:

No state is justified any longer in resorting to warfare when some right has not been given its full due.
Again, this isn’t a pacifist blog but like the Pope, quoted here yesterday, he shows a connexion between the two issues, that the commitment to peace flows from the full Catholic faith. Something neither the liberals nor the Novus Ordo neocons want to hear:

While addressing the Council on his concerns regarding the proposed liturgical alterations, his microphone was extinguished. This flip of the switch was to become characteristic of the "new openness" in many Church quarters following Vatican II.
Like the stockholders’ meeting in Roger and Me.

Ottaviani wanted to council to condemn the use of nuclear weapons — sounds good to me.

Only with this entry of Daithí’s did I twig what he meant by ‘Starover’ — I thought it might have been something in English from an Irish poet! He goes to the Russian Catholic Church in New York so it’s a Russian Orthodox reference about the Old Believers. Старовер — old faith!

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