Thursday, February 02, 2012

DEUTSCHLAND,DEUTSCHLAND........


AS UGLY AS SIN - THE BRUTAL BERLINER DOM
THE MAIN LUTHERAN CHURCH - MORE OF AN ASSERTION OF ROYAL POWER WHEN ITS DECORATION IS EXAMINED, AND A GLORIFICATION OF LUTHER - THE BUILDING IS SURPRISINGLY SHALLOW ,CONSTRAINED BY THE RIVER AT ITS REAR

Further to our post "Deutschland,Deutschland....."on          January,2012, in which we noted the succession of German Prelates being received in Audience by the Holy Father, we now find on 30th January that the Holy Father received in Audience:
"Rev.do Padre Richard Schenk, O.P., Presidente della "Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt"
is this part of a consistent consultation? Time will tell.

Allowing our thoughts to sweep more broadly over the landscape, we come upon : 
Via Rorate Caeli Blogspot  the following :
From the Sancrucensis blog (with a slight correction):

What follows is a quick translation of a Vatican Radio report. Cardinal Koch’s words are given a special edge by the fact that he was speaking at the theological faculty of the University of Freiburg, a stronghold of “progressive” theology: 

Allowing the Old Latin Mass is just “a first step” according to Kurt Cardinal Koch, an official of the Roman Curia. The time is however not yet ripe for the next steps Koch said on the Weekend in Freiburg. Liturgical questions are overshadowed by ideology especially in Germany. Rome will only be able to act further when Catholics show more readiness to think about a new liturgical reform “for the good of the Church.” The Cardinal spoke at a conference on the theology of Joseph Ratzinger, which also considered Ratzinger’s pontificate as Pope Benedict XVI. In July 2007 Pope Benedict decreed that Tridentine Rite Masses according to the Missal of 1962 may once again be celebrated world wide. The Missal of 1970 is however still the “normal form” of the Eucharistic Celebration in the Roman Church. Koch is the President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. He tried to refute the charge that Pope Benedict is going against the Council [i.e. Vatican II] in liturgical questions: “the Pope suffers from this accusation.” On the contrary, the Holy Father’s intention is rather to implement conciliar teachings on the liturgy which have been ignored up till now.Present day liturgical practice does not always have any real basis in the Council. For example, celebration versus populum was never mandated by the Council, says the Cardinal. A renewal of the form of divine worship is necessary for the interior renewal of the Church: “Since the crisis of the Church today is above all a crisis of the liturgy, it is necessary to begin the renewal of the Church today with a renewal of the Liturgy.
                                      SWISS BORN CARDINAL KURT KOCH WHO HAS HIMSELF BEEN WITHERING 
                                                  IN HIS CRITIQUE OF "SPIRIT OF THE COUNCIL" POSITIONS

AMEN TO THAT! ( Emphasis added)

Are these individual Audiences given in pursuit of developing Liturgical reform in Germany? We should pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.

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