What a day!
A day to read the Rorate blog, which has an important piece by a Fr Ferguson. His point, amusingly and cogently made, is that "Pomposity cannot abide ridicule". This is what my blog has always practised! We have inherited this perception from figures like the Revd Dr Geoffrey Kirk, RIP, whose writings, first in our Anglican context and later in the Bergoglian context, operated precisely on the principle of laughing at the bullies and the heretics. Rideat nunc cum Angelis in caelis.
Don't let them worry you! Laugh at them! If you want a good example of pompous and risible fatuity, read yesterday's "Address to the Curia". He's still going on about 'Clericalism'! He still thinks he's humble! He is providing you with your Big Christmass Laugh!!
Also in today's Rorate, a fine letter, fizzing with righteous anger, from the Founding Prior of the Traditionalist Dominicans. He points out that, back in the era of Ecclesia Dei, the Holy See gave its word to certain communities about the preservation of their rites and their spiritualitiues. PF has no right to play fast and loose with solemnly given undertakings. "Obedience" does not oblige the sort of craven obsequiousness which PF thinks he has the right to demand. He's only the pope.
Fr de Blignieres is dead right. I also entered into full communion via a scheme which guaranteed me the use of the Roman Rite (which at that moment had received the watertight papal clarification that it [already] existed in two licit Forms) and, additionally, (what was to be) the Divine Worship Missal. No-one on earth has the right to deprive me of the use of the Old Mass, and I require no permission ("in principle", as Benedict XVI put it) from anybody to use it. Furthermore, the logic deployed by PF and his Roche to attack the Old Mass ("Unity and Communion require Uniformity") excludes also the Divine Worship Missal (not to mention the "Uniate" rites). This has not yet been spelled out by the Bergoglianicals, but I do not see how, logically, they can avoid this conclusion (even though the DWM was issued by PF's own authority). No edicts from the Vatican will alter my attitude to the DWM.
PF is only the pope. He should read the teaching of Joseph Ratzinger in The Spirit of the Liturgy.
Finally ... still with Rorate ... they have published a superb article by a senior and experienced parish priest in the English 'Mainstream' Church, Fr Puginopolitanus.
Please!! Don't let all this essential reading get lost in the Christmas rush!!