Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pius XI and the Revised liturgy Winers

Predictably, many parishoners are complaining about the Revised Roman Missal here...
The Holy Father Pope Pius XI sheds light here: "However, in these studies concerning ancient rites the due preparation of knowledge must not be overlooked, which should have as its companion piety and docile and humble obedience. And if these be lacking, any investigation whatever about ancient liturgies of the Mass will turn out to be irreverent and fruitless: for when the supreme authority of the Apostolic See in liturgical matters, which deservedly rejects puffed-up learning and, with the Apostle, “speaks wisdom among the perfect” (1 Cor 8:1; 2:6), has been spurned, whether through ignorance or a proud and conceited spirit, [emphasis mine] the danger immediately threatens that the error known as modernism will be introduced into liturgical matters,".