Saturday, March 25, 2006

Vatican Planning Reconciliation And Renewal

If you like the old Latin mass, than you'll love today's news. The Vatican is contemplating a full reconciliation with traditionalist groups who split away from the Catholic Church after refusing to give up the old Latin rite. In addition, the Vatican is contemplating some sort of revival of Latin in the Church (probably a moderated one), to renew the Church's heritage and history. Also making news, the Church is reconsidering what it's position is toward the religion of Islam. I imagine the latter has something to do with the disturbing rise in terrorism and radical sects within Islam.

Vatican outlines Thursday discussions between Pope, Cardinals

Vatican City, Mar. 24, 2006 (CNA) - Today, the Vatican released the official account of Thurday’s Day of Prayer and Reflection, in which Pope Benedict and members of the College of Cardinals discussed four key issues facing the Catholic Church today. The meeting came ahead of this morning’s Public Ordinary Consistory in which 15 new cardinals were created.

The four topics, according to a Vatican communiqué released this morning, included first, the mission of bishops emeritus within the Church, second, efforts which should be and are being made toward the reconciliation of members of the Fraternity of St. Pius X, third, liturgical reform and use of the St. Pius X Latin Missal, and lastly, the Church’s position toward Islam...

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