I think many of us have been waiting for the other shoe to drop when it comes to the unusually cruel and unnecessary Traditionis custodes, Francis’ sad legacy document. His Plessy v. Ferguson.Correspondence with the a hostile Congregation for Divine Worship reveals possible future applications of Traditionis custodes. | Fr. Z’s Blog
Ironically, these came to me on 5 November, a day for infamous anti-Catholicism in England.
I was sent copies of correspondence between the Archbishop of Westminster, Card. Nichols, and the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome (which now tragically has competence in matters liturgical for the Vetus Ordo), Archbp. Roche.
It is good for us to know what the Supreme Apparatus is considering for the most severely marginalized group in the Church. Forewarned is forearmed. It is easier to hide flee to the forest, to the Mass stone, and hide your children from harm if you know the riders with the ropes and torches are on their way.
Friends, we prepare for many challenges, if we are smart. We ready our homes for storms and stock up. We save money and make sure our ducks are in a row. We think down the line about how to pay for schooling for children or for a retirement. We make sure that we have replacement parts and tools before we need them. I could multiply examples.
We have to be ready for what they are going to do. If for a hurricane, how not for this storm?
The only way out of this is to endure it.
As you read, do you get a sense of coordination?
It’s as if they had a long talk before anything was put on paper.