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Cardinal Zen On Traditionis Custodes: Couldn't They Wait For Benedict's Death?

“Why do they see a problem where there is none and close their eyes to the problem, for which they are also responsible?” – Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen writes on OldYosef.hkdavc.com (July 20) about Francis' Traditionis Custodes.

The Cardinal states that TC hurts many good people, and that it was “a bitter surprise” for him, that the allegedly “widespread consultations” before the publication of TC avoided him, a former member of the Liturgy Congregation.

For Zen, justified reservations against the Novus Ordo (1970) regard the way in which it is carried out with its many serious abuses [which are tolerated by the popes and bishops].

Zen addresses the elephant in the room saying that the problem is not "Which rite do people prefer?" but "Why don't they go to Mass anymore?" - and that half of Europe's Catholics don't believe in the Eucharist nor in eternal life.

The root of evil is for him the illusion that everything can be changed and the belief that Vatican II cancelled out all the previous councils.

Noticing that TC calls for the death of the Roman Rite communites, “Can't the anti-Ratzinger gentlemen of the Vatican be patient that the Tridentine Mass dies along with Benedict XVI instead of humiliating the venerable Pope Emeritus in this way?”

Zen's observations are accurate, but likely also useless, because there is no point in discussing with people who use pretexts, excuses and lies to achieve their illegitime goals.

Picture: Joseph Zen © newliturgicalmovement.org, #newsYxjfkhylfz

Jungerheld
It's an amazing feat to ignore the elephant in the room while simultaneously feeding it peanuts.
iwirawan
Can't wait, time is running out.
mccallansteve
Evil doesn't wait. It strikes when it thinks the time is right
V.R.S.
It seems they couldn't wait. Interesting things expected in next few months.
Ultraviolet
I see GTV has a new seer. ;-) Suitably vague prediction, which is prudently cautious for newly fledged seers.
myunkie
The question is not and never has been the mass of Pius V, it is the theology of Pius V and all the popes before Vatican II. We have to redouble our effort to know that theology and be ready to give an answer as to why Novus Ordo, along with Vatican II, contradicts the Catholic faith.
Louis IX
I wish the Bishops of the world would just tell us definitively whether or not a new religion was formed by VII and if a new religion wasn’t formed what was the point of a new Roman Rite and the subsequent destruction of our patrimony?
De Profundis
Same religion.
Tesa
No, they can't wait, Your Eminence, they can't. They had to "act fast" and in the darkness of the night, like Judas.
Advocata
You're telling me this guy doesn't have a reverence for the Mass??
De Profundis
Well at least he's celebrating ad orientem. 🥴
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"The problem is not "which rite do people prefer?", But it is "why don't they go to Mass anymore?"