After coming across this at Dad29 who was quoting from a new blog called Fatherless Catholic I though it must be a parody. If what this blogger reports is accurate, then his pastors comments are quite stunning.
Discussions with our new �pastor� about the new liturgical practices that violate Redemptionis Sacramentum include such �pastoral� comments as:
�I will not celebrate the Liturgy in a way that makes ME uncomfortable.� (This is in reference to calling God �Father� and praying the Eucharistic Prayers as written.)
�Your previous Pastors (who celebrated the Mass according to the GIRM and Redemptionis Sacramentum) did the parish no favors and poorly formed the parish when it comes to Liturgical practice.�
�The Archbishop has not fully implemented the GIRM and Redemptionis Sacramentum in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.�
�I am not sticking my neck out here as there are parishes in other parts of the Archdiocese that celebrate the Mass in a more liberal way than I do and are not required to change.�
When telling �Father� that his actions are dividing the parish his comment is: �Maybe that needs to happen.� So much for being concerned about the church community.
And my person favorite: �If I have a choice between listening to you (Fatherless Catholic) and listening to Bishop Sklba, I will listen to Bishop Sklba.�
Hmmmmmm. I guess Archbishop Dolan does not matter in this.
I have seen more and more of the excuse that the bishop has not fully implemented GIRM and Redemptionis Sacramentum in a diocese. Maybe I am missing something in liturgical law, but I didn’t realize that the Bishop had to hand-hold pastors in reading and them simply implementing Church documents. Most of what is mentioned in Redemptionis Sacramentum are proscriptions and are basically "stop doing these." The only implementation is to stop doing those abuses. What exactly needs to be implement about not consecrating the Precious Blood in the glass cruet and after consecration not pouring the Precious Blood into chalices? The bishop can not give a dispensation for this (despite what Cardinal Mahony says). The implementation excuse was also used when the dispensation for EMHC to purify the sacred vessels expired and the Pope formerly rescinded the previous dispensation for the United States.
Dad29 has some comments on this also and I agree with his diagnosis "He must have missed the last 20 years of "I Gotta Be MEEEEEE!!!"