A decision coming, it seems, from the archdiocese having closed the doors of the Sainte Odile church to us, this conference finally took place in the prestigious and welcoming buildings of the Maison de la chimie. More than 500 people came together this fall to take stock of the ” Warming of liturgical warfare.
Canon Denis first offered an attentive audience a meditation on ” the spiritual atmosphere of the liturgy of Saint Pius V: sense of the sacred, transcendence, humility, love of what is, in the image of God, immutable and greater than the atomized individual of our modern societies.
Cyril Farret d’Astiès, interviewed by Victoire de Jaeghere, then returned to the history of the mass “iforbidden and on the historical and ideological genesis of the liturgical reform. He also shared with us his thoughts and doubts about the possibility of a celebration ” straight rite” of the missal of Paul VI, and biritualism. A call to ” Never let it down “, because the facts prove that it is useless and leads, in the long term, to certain abandonments.
After these fundamental reflections, lay people came to testify, at the call of Philippe Darantière, of the application of the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes in their dioceses. One fact stands out: each bishop is free to apply, with more or less determination, this motu proprio. Thus, the people of Bordeaux continue to enjoy all their liturgical freedom, while the people of Grenoble have begun a showdown with their bishop and the situation remains stable at Versailles; in the dioceses of Le Mans and Nantes it is time for observation, between associations of militant lay people and more or less vindictive bishops. One conclusion is inescapable: it is by showing their determination that the faithful can obtain concessions from bishops who are generally unconcerned about fueling further discontent, at a time when their dioceses are already going through so many difficulties. During the breaks, the large public was invited to visit the stands of the organizing associations while the religious bookstore was literally taken by storm.
In the afternoon, despite the nap time, it was difficult to fall asleep during Jean-Pierre Maugendre’s argued and vigorous speech recalling some characteristics of the traditionalist adventure: fidelity, resistance, a work of Church .
The discussions then focused on the delicate subject of obedience. The jurist Cyrille Dounot answered Jeanne Smits’ questions: When should we obey? When is there really a legitimate order? What freedoms does canon law leave to bishops in the application of the motu proprio? What remedies are available to the faithful? Enlightening answers to remember that obedience can never be an absolute and that in canon law the first law remains the salvation of souls.
To end this day, it was necessary to open some perspectives for the future for the traditional world. This is what a final round table attempted to do, moderated by Laurent Dandrieu, bringing together Father Barthe, Father Celier, from the Fraternity of Saint Pius X, and Professor Luc Perrin. The traditional world now appears three-dimensional. First of all, there are the works linked to the SSPX already well established and not concerned, today, by the Roman sanctions; then, the ex-communitiesEcclesia Dei, in a difficult situation but which today represent a considerable weight in the Church of France, in particular in terms of vocations; finally, the diocesan priests of the traditional rite are the most exposed, and certainly deserve our spiritual and material support as a priority. A realistic assessment which invites us, as Jean de Tauriers concluded, not to despair but to a determination full of Hope, since Tradition is at the service of the Church, which has the promises of eternal life. A beautiful day of friendship and Christian reflection, which, God willing, will be renewed each year, to strengthen the reasons for our fight for the traditional Roman liturgy, when weariness or doubt await us.
This event was also the occasion for the publication of a new book by Bishop Schneider: “ The Catholic Mass. Put God back at the center of the liturgy ». An initiative that cannot continue without your help because to remain at an accessible entrance fee, the income from registrations is far from covering the amount of the costs incurred. Thank you for your spiritual and material support.
Our colleague the Salon Beige also publishes the colloquium closing speech of Jean de Tauriers, President of Notre-Dame de Chrétienté.
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Press release from Renaissance Catholique after the symposium “What future for the traditional mass?” – Catholic-Riposte
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