Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Well. Let's See How This Goes.



V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Francisco
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius. 

Pater Noster, Ave Maria
 
Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum Francisco, quem pastorem Ecclesiæ tuæ præesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quæsumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus præest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen.

3 comments:

Nominally Catholic said...

Given the despairing reaction of the "traditionalists," more a sign of them losing their faith in the externals of the Papacy rather than the essence, I think that prayer is a good thing. That and compassion for an old man with one lung. Even if he is somewhat more lean and clean on the liturgy, he is still focused on the poor and charity. Some of us more liturgically-minded folk can learn from that and be more tolerant.

Cyril said...

Many of us devoted to the beauty of the ancient rite have never divorced it from the notion of remaining "focused on the poor and charity."

As for tolerance, perhaps the Pope Francis might exercise more tolerance for the traditional liturgy than he did as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.


Michael said...

"Many of us devoted to the beauty of the ancient rite have never divorced it from the notion of remaining "focused on the poor and charity."

As for tolerance, perhaps the Pope Francis might exercise more tolerance for the traditional liturgy than he did as Archbishop of Buenos Aires."

As you know, a Pope's actions also have a bearing on other things, apart from liturgy. I think that we should highlight the Pope's extremely postive opinion in the mainstream Press and media thus far. He has won the hearts of many Catholics and even the liberals are already looking to him with respect! -- and that's not what happened with Pope Benedict, who shared many of Bergoglio's own anti-contraception, abortion, euthanasia views! mind you. That being said, Pope Francis is on a good start and more power to him!

As long as he can bring the conservative Catholic message innovatively to a secular world, I will be satisfied. He spoke about the devil, rebukin Cardinals for their worldliness in his homily in the Sistine Chapel today and he hasn't really done anything "extraordinary" in the sense of offering a Novus Ordo Mass ad populum in liturgically-correct vestments.

I don't know about you, but I have a high opinion of him thus far. The Jesuits at Loyola, my school in Chicago like him and they never even blogged or posted about a Pope before, especially not Benedict. Pope Francis is already uniting many already who would otherwise think less of the Papacy.

I also think highly of his frugal, businesslike pastoral style. He visited a church to pray quietly - hush-hush and with no pomp and went to a hotel to pay his bill.

Those are my observations from today. I will post again some more of my own obervations tomorrow.