Thursday, August 16, 2018

Miscellaneous Dyspeptic Mutterings:

For those who think the Pennsylvania revelations are somehow curable with a "return to the old ways", restoring the so-called TLM, or other such inanities, etc., explain to me the following please:

--The Holy Office Instruction Crimen Sollicitationis issued in 1962 by Cardinal Ottaviani and approved by Pope John XXIII. (Subtitled On the Manner of Proceeding in Cases of the Crime of Solicitation.)

--The Holy Office Instruction Crimen Sollicitationis issued in 1922 by Cardinal Merry Del Val and approved by Pope Pius XI. (Subtitled On the Manner of Proceeding in Cases of the Crime of Solicitation and more or less identical to the 1962 Instruction.)

--The Apostolic Constitution Sacramentum Poenitentiae of Pope Benedict XIV treating on matters of confessional solicitation "lest that which has been given by divine beneficence as a means of rescue of shipwrecked and wretched sinners after the innocence of baptism is lost, results [instead] in woeful destruction through the deceit of demons or the malice of men who use the privileges of God perversely; and so that which has been established by Our Lord, who is rich in compassion, for the salvation and healing of souls not be turned by the execrable improbity of wicked priests toward the ruin and damnation of these souls" (Pope Benedict XIV circa 1741).

--The Brief of Pope Gregory XV issued in 1622 extending a prior Bull of Pope Pius IV (issued prior to 1565 to the Spanish Catholic Church) to the entire church and dealt with "any priests delegated to hear confessions who solicited shameful and dishonourable conduct" (Pope Benedict XIV circa 1741).

We have texts spanning 340 years prior to the Second Vatican Council (where I might add, a planned distribution to the bishops of the 1962 version of Crimen Sollicitationis for some reason never occurred). So kindly explain to me again how returning to "ye good old days" pre-Vatican II is supposed to magically fix things when these texts and their prescriptions were ALL issued back in the "TLM days" and (in the cases of the 1922 and 1962 Instructions) kept ultra secret, not published in the Acta, and were never to be written of or spoken of publicly whatsoever.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Over 300 priests in PA accused of sexual abuse in grand jury report

I am still feeling the effect of yesterday's gut punch on this stuff (to put it mildly).


Politico: There Are No Bombshells About Trump Or His Family On The Tapes Omarosa Has

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