Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Roman Mass
Lest we forget
15 years ago yesterday (more)
O GOD, who didst cause thy servant Marcel to enjoy the dignity of a Bishop in the apostolic Priesthood: grant, we beseech thee, that he may evermore be joined unto the fellowship of the same. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord: who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
• His main differences with Vatican II were to do with religious liberty and ecumenism, fearing indifferentism: not the liturgy and not Latin as popularly misrepresented.
• He promoted having more African clergy.
• He proposed a new catechism!
• He wasn’t the first cleric to try to save the Roman Mass: that was Fr Gommar De Pauw who died last year. (Fr De Pauw initially had the support of a bishop, Blaise Kurz, but not his bishop.) But as a bishop and founder of a seminary and religious order he could do more.

Here is his 1974 declaration.

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