Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Uh oh...

This morning my mobile phone informed me via The Tablet that the Pope has ordered a review of the use of the Extraordinary Form in the Church. Hence the title of this post, uh oh...

Now to be fair upon reading what the Bitter Pill actually says in a balanced article it does look more like a survey of usage and how what Summorum Pontificum lays down is being applied. I see my friend Joseph Shaw ( not I see accorded here his doctorate ) quoted at length and that he is giving a positive viewpoint on this inquiry. 

However something still makes me wonder why had this survey been requested, and why now of all times - given that we all have other things on our mind - and so that is why I say, uh oh...

The Tablet article can be read at Pope orders review of Old Rite

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