See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cardinal Noe dies and no one mourns?


Maybe.
.
So far I haven't noticed many obituaries posted for Cardinal Virgilio Noe, the former master of ceremonies for papal liturgies, who died in Rome on July 24 at the age of 89.  Usually the more Roman than the Church blog sites will always commemorate the death of a Prince of the Church.  I obviously missed it if they had.   
.
"Cardinal Noe had begun serving as master of ceremonies for Pope Paul VI, and continued in that office under Blessed John Paul II. In 1982 he was appointed secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship, with the rank of archbishop. In 1991 he was named archpriest of St. Peter’s basilica, and elevated to the College of Cardinals. He retired in 2002 at the age of 80." - Catholic Culture
.
I doubt the late Cardinal is very well known outside Rome or the traditional liturgical circles where he has on occasion been referred to as 'the nefarious Cardinal Noe'.  Not only was he rumored to be a Mason, he is said to be the man responsible for jackhammering the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter out of existence.  Perhaps that explains the absence of any notable obituary by the online satin and lace crowd.
.
Poor soul.
.
May he rest in peace.

5 comments:

  1. The modernists are kicking off one-by-one. 20 years time and this will be a very different Church. I just hope we don't get smug.

    ReplyDelete
  2. By making that comment, you are Clark.

    ReplyDelete
  3. And I was worried no one would get the irony.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Haha, I really you were serious, and I thought it was ironic, but I didn't know you were BEING ironic.

    :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anonymous11:23 AM

    Traditionalist Catholics hold dear much more than satin and lace. Traditional vestments are great, but we are talking about our faith and traditions as well. This reference actually hurts.

    ReplyDelete


Please comment with charity and avoid ad hominem attacks. I exercise the right to delete comments I find inappropriate. If you use your real name there is a better chance your comment will stay put.