7 December 2015

Ordinariate Use (aka the Pope Francis Missal) (12)

Ah, the Nicene Creed. It's almost died out in a lot of 'diocesan' churches. So many clerics seem intensely focussed on achieving extreme brevity in the important parts of Holy Mass (by using, pretty exclusively, the Dewfall Trattoria Eucharistic Prayer; the Apostles' Creed ...) so as to provide plenty of time for highly unfortunate unmusical ditties to drivel on and on. No wonder so many of their faithful are so poorly catechised. The Pope Francis Missal will prevent that from happening among us! Viva il Papa!


5 comments:

ansgerus said...

It is not seeking brevity, it is the neglecting of the fundamental truths which the Nicaeum is expressing so clearly.

Jason W. said...

What exactly did Pope Francis have to do with this Missal that you are labeling it the "The Pope Francis Missal". He might have promulgated it, but it was hardly his doing. If you are going to give credit for anyone, give it to B16 since the majority of this work was done prior to Francis anyway.

Liam Ronan said...

Ah! But haven't we had an abundance of Pope Francis missiles already, Father?

Marc Puckett said...

It is distressing to learn that the Nicene Creed is abandoned in many places, tsk. We may not have Holy Mass in the traditional Rite at my parish or decent music but, Deo gratias, we have none of that sort of nonsense.

ansgerus said...

In many German congregations instead of any creed, songs are used, simple hymns which you find in the hymnal book under the title "for the creed". This is an abuse which is clearly condemned by Redemptionis Sacramentum 69, but still very common in this country, even in cathedrals. Or is a hymnal counting within the "approved liturgical books" mentioned in above instruction? Has anyone of this illustre circly an evidence which creeds are officialy allowed for the use in the Holy Mass, and especially in case of a Sung Sunday Mass?