Posted by: Paul | 09/17/2010

“A Humble Servant”

I came across a good quote from Pope Benedict XVI today:

“The pope’s authority is bound to the Tradition of faith, and that also applies to the liturgy. It is not ‘manufactured’ by the authorities. Even the pope can only be a humble servant of its lawful development and abiding intergrity and identity.”

This isn’t a new quote. Indeed, it predates his papacy. (It’s from his book “The Spirit of the Liturgy,” to be specific.) But it’s a useful reminder that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is not the “permanent workshop” stipulated by Fr. Joseph Gelineau and other liberals.


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