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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Momentary Redux of two Issues Larger and More Historic than Monaghan

Setting Ave Maria peculiarities aside for a moment to focus on things bigger than Monaghan, there's a few events of historic note.

First, Sandro Magister gave a report without much opinion, but leading to Weigel's end on the issue of Legion collapse. Note also, that Maciel wasn't the only Legion priest to be sanctioned, but in 2005 Fr. Gino Buressi was punished for similar accusations, which people seem to keep forgetting. Spanish newspapers have been discussing Maciel's other alleged children there.

Second, on the matter of the SSPX. I commented early on that the dissolution of the excommunication of the SSPX bishops was a shot across the bow of Vatican II progressives. Apparently, various Russian Orthodox legates in Europe agree, and have not only been praising Pope Benedict for the annulments, but have been echoing his three points of unity, tradition, and adherence to the Magisterium made on occasion of the Russian Patriarch's election. The Russian Orthodox ( 1 2 (note the bad translation, though) ) have been blasting the media (I don't have english of some pretty acrid articles in Russian) and other Catholics for not understanding the Pope's action was a necessity for the Body of Christ as well as explaining that any reform of Vatican II was not proper if it pushed legitimate members of the Body of Christ out of the Church. This is going to be a fun few years.

Now, we can return to the Ave Maria thing having made note of the larger storms in the Church.