Thursday, 26 May 2011

Confirmation in the old rite? "I will not do it, they should go elsewhere." says German Cardinal


From rorate caeli we have this news. It's sad to see how some members of hierarchy simply don't understand Universae Ecclesiae or simply cannot bring themselves to follow the Holy Father. In the original kath.net he refers to such people as 'foolish'. The cardinal is now 75, so must offer his resignation anyway.




Eminenz, it seems you are going elsewhere


From Cardinal Lehmann, 75, Bishop of Mainz, to a question posed by a reader of the Allgemeine Zeitung, following the Instruction Universae Ecclesiae (reported by Kath.net):

Confirmation in the old rite? "I will not do it, they should go elsewhere."





Mainz (kath.net) - "The fact that people may want a confirmation, according to the old rite, is nonsense, I believe." So answered Cardinal Karl Lehmann, Bishop of Mainz, to a question in a reader forum of the "Allgemeine Zeitung".





However, he did not completely reject the Mass in the extraordinary form: "there are in our diocese, after all, five or six groups with the opportunity to celebrate them", said the Cardinal to the newspaper. But a confirmation according to the old rite? "I will not do it,they should go elsewhere."

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