News: Italian Cardinals Stand Behind the Pope [and Other Items]
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Italian Cardinals Stand Behind the Pope
Vatican. Several Italian Cardinals are standing themselves behind Pope Benedict XVI in view of the disappearance of documents in the Vatican. This was reported by ‘Radio Vatican’. The emeritus Archbishop of Ravenna, Ersilio Cardinal Tonini (97), asks that the Pope be left in peace. He doesn’t understand why “some rogue is allowed to throw dirt”. The President of the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice, Cardinal Peter Turkson (63) explained to ‘ansa’ that the selection of employees is a delicate situation and goes on in the Vatican as in other governments. The President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Immigrants, Antonio Maria Cardinal Verglio (74), spoke of a “moment of sadness and of chaos.”
Why is this Impossible in Germany?
Italy. Today, Bishop Giuseppe Zenti (65) of Verona celebrated the Immemorial Mass for confirmation in the parish church of St. Fermo Minore de Bra. This was reported on the site ‘messainlatino.it’. The website ‘summorum-pontificum.de’ asks itself why similar things aren’t possible in Germany: “Apparently, there is are “sub-castes” in the Bishops’ Conference, where one is put when one is suspected of being receptive toward the desires of the Pope.”
It’s not a senseless meeting for a change
Germany. From November 28th to December 1st the “15th Cologne Liturgical Meeting” will take place. This was reported by the site ‘ik-hamburg.de’. At the event the Ordnary of the anglo-Catholic Ordinariate “Our Lady of Walsingham”, the priest, Father Keith Newton, will celebrate a pontifical Mass according to the Anglican ‘Book of Divine Worship. The aforementioned program of the event is available online: ik-hamburg.de/htm/tagung.html
Reconciliation of the Society of St. Pius X: “In God’s Hand”
“We have on our side done what duty has laid before us: the pursuit of a visible union with Rome, but under the protection of the full Catholic Faith. Everything else is in God’s hands. If it comes to a canonical solution, we thank God; if it doesn’t happen, then the time is just not yet ripe. Then we remain without any bitterness, still longer in exile, pushed there by the anti-Christian powers within the Church, till God’s hour strikes.
Father Franz Schmidberger — German District Superior of the Society of St. Pius X — in the forward of the June edition of the monthly newsletter “Mitteilungsblatt”.