Sunday, February 13, 2011


❝The motu proprio Summorum Pontificum on the Latin Liturgy of July 7th 2007 is the fruit of a deep reflection by our Pope on the mission of the Church. IT IS NOT UP TO US, WHO WEAR ECCLESIASTICAL PURPLE AND RED, TO DRAW THIS INTO QUESTION, TO BE DISOBEDIENT AND MAKE THE MOTU PROPRIO VOID BY OUR OWN LITTLE, TITTLE RULES. Not even if they were made by a bishops conference. EVEN BISHOPS DO NOT HAVE THIS RIGHT. What the Holy Father says, has to be obeyed in the Church.

IF WE DO NOT FOLLOW THIS PRINCIPLE, WE WILL ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE USED AS INSTRUMENTS OF THE DEVIL, and nobody else. This will lead to discord in the Church, and slows down her mission. WE DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO WASTE ON THIS. Else we behave like EMPEROR NERO, fiddling on his violin while Rome was burning. THE CHURCHES ARE EMPTYING, THERE ARE NO VOCATIONS, THE SEMINARIES ARE EMPTY. Priests become older and older, and young priests are scarce.❞

The Archbishop of Colombo
Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship:


ambrosio said...

These views are commendable on the part of Cardinal Ranjith. However, in neighboring India, imprudence in the selection of a controversial venue for Mass by the SSPX Asia District has resulted in the departure of two priests and the curtailing of the apostolate.

ambrosio said...

Further investigation reveals that those two priests - natural brothers - are now posted to the Phils! Caveamus, caveamus!