Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Audio and Video of Local Reaction in Cobh

Local news coverage following the An Bord Pleanála’s decision denying permission to reorder St. Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh, Ireland. Both sides are represented. Click on the appropriate links in these pages:

Video: RTE Six One News — 06 June 2006

Audio: RTE News at One — 06 June 2006


At lot has happened since Mr. Hitchcock first published his book Recovery of the Sacred: Liturgy and The Loss of History in 1974 and reprinted it in 1995. The progressives are no longer sitting high on the horse. See Donna Steichen's report on the Los Angeles conference, A Church They Didn't Expect: Religious Education Congress Veteran Observer Detects Change.

More and more, as the phrase “spirit of Vatican II” loses its luster, we shall hear another phrase, something like “move on,” to salvage “what we have done for you.” As an example,

Saturday evening when Bishop Brown was at St. Mary’s for Mass, when one woman begged him to restore the Tridentine Mass to St. Mary's by the Sea, Bishop Brown answered, emphatically, “No. We must move forward.”

The subversives may yet have their victories, but the tide has turned, and the more aware of them know it.

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I now intend to end this blog on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.


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