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.

Thursday, 5 August 2021

‘Traditionis Custodes’ - the continuing debate

The reaction to Traditionis Custodes, and by extension to many other recent, and indeed not so recent, but related events in the life of the Church appears, not surprisingly, to continue unabated.

Today brought two online articles to my attention which may be - should be in fact - of interest to readers.

The first is a feature on the New Liturgical Movement, and introduced by Peter Kwasniewski, by Dr Tomasz Deckert, who is a Polish academic, about the liturgical debate in the Church since Vatican II and the reception of change by the faithful. It can be read at “Traditionis Custodes, or Competing Concepts of Unity” — Guest Article by Dr. Tomasz Dekert

The second is from Rorate Caeli and reproduces an open letter to the Pope from a number of prominent Italian laity and published in Il Foglio. Writing about the Church being on fire they themselves are scorching in what they say. The article can be read at A Public Letter from Italian Laity: Francis, enough! Stop the ideological Civil War on the Church

1 comment:

Matthew F Kluk said...

Thank you for sharing these.