Oh dear! A terrible day for the Great Monsignore! Pope Francis, of all people, has let him down megabigway! The bollettino reveals that the present Holy Father, who, clearly, must be much less marvellous than we had previously been allowed to understand, has actually had the temerity to refer to our Lady as "Mother of the Church"! Exactly that identical horrible title which, as the Great Monsignore carefully explained ex cathedra to all the world last summer*, was given to her when (the clearly minimally blessed) Pope Paul VI "cheated"! The occasion when, you will remember, Papa Montini infamously proclaimed that title in what the Great Monsignore (writing in his Mighty Organ the Catholic Times) elegantly calls a "private document", i.e. the Conciliar Allocution addressed to the Conciliar Fathers at the end of their Third Session. And now the present pope has joined in, has become complicit in, the perpetration of that dreadful "cheat"! Can it be that he does not read the Catholic Times all the way through? For shame!
Today, a day for him of the most immense grief, we must keep the Great Monsignore in our prayers. Given the enormous respect and affection in which he holds the Ordinariate, he will be comforted by the knowledge that we, at least, have not ... er ... forgotten him!
_________________________________________________________________________________* "Pope Paul VI cheated and referred to Mary as Mother of the Church during one of his private documents during the Council" is what Loftus wrote. For the facts of what the Blessed Pontiff actually did and said when he solemnly proclaimed this title of the Mother of God, see Acta Synodalia III/8 909-918 et praesertim 916.
Perhaps I should explain to non-native English speakers that the above article is written in the genre known as irony.