It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Papal Mass in Washington a Liturgical Disaster

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: It was the good, the bad and the ugly. These three words describe the papal mass in Nationals Stadium today. The homily was good, of course, and so was the candle arrangement on the alter. The English liturgy was bad, but we've known that for years. In fact, Pope Benedict XVI was today subjected to a liturgical standard banned by the Vatican two years ago. The English speaking Church no longer has permission to use the current English translation of the mass. The only reason why English speaking Catholics don't use another translation is because one hasn't been approved yet. Don't blame the Vatican. It's been ready to approve a new version for years now. It's the English speaking bishops who are dragging their feet. But then we have the ugly, which is the only word that can accurately describe the music selection used in the stadium, which went against everything Pope Benedict XVI has ever written on liturgical music. The pontiff was a good sport about it. He tolerated it all with a smile, but anyone who knows anything about the man, knows he must have been cringing inside....

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