"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

In Memorium PP Paul VI

One of these men died on this date in 1978.

Or maybe both?


  1. Ah...the imposter Pope. :D

  2. This would be a wonderful opportunity to remind everyone of Paul VI's "personal gift" of JUBILATE DEO to the bishops of the world on April 14, 1974 (WHAT!? I KNOW!) the minimum reportoire of Gregorian Chant to be known, revered and sung by every Catholic worth his or her salt. Strangely, I never even heard of this "personal gift" of his holiness until a few years ago. I've a feeling I wasn't the only one who didn't get the memo. In 1974 they were too busy telling everyone that "Vatican II had scrapped the Latin". strange that.


    1. The pope had been ignored-disobeyed in many things.

      The Holy Father suffered very much. I consider Paul VI a saint.

    2. I don't so much question the personal holiness of Paul VI as much as his prudence in some things. The often repeated story related by Fr Z that " the Monday after Pentecost in 1970 His Holiness Pope Paul VI rose bright and early and went to the chapel for Holy Mass. Instead of the red he expected, there were green vestments laid out for him.

      He queried the MC assigned that day, "What on earth are these for? This is the Octave of Pentecost! Where are the red vestments?"

      "Santità," quoth the MC, "this is now Tempus ‘per annum’. It is green, now. The Octave of Pentecost is abolished."

      "Green? That cannot be!", said the Pope, "Who did that?"

      "Holiness, you did."

      And Paul VI wept.

      I find this very tragic and sad if it indeed is true.

    3. I've never believed that story.

  3. You mean the real Paul VI is a saint. Just sayin'...

  4. This jumped out at me in a post today on Fr Ray Blake's blog:

    "The Papal oath abandoned by Paul VI not to change anything, along with the outward signs that Benedict tried to restore, gave some stability to the Papacy, the unchanging Liturgy, the sense that Liturgy was a given gave stability to the Church."



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