Thursday, 14 November 2013

SSPX vs Beauty

How does a Catholic bring themselves to shout the Rosary as if they were words that could express anger? When the SSPX disrupted the Kristallnacht commemoration in Pope Francis's old Cathedral, this is exactly what they did. For a group of people who claim to be attached to the beauty of Tradition in the Church, I just do not understand it: the Our Father and Fatima prayers often seem very prosaic to me, by the Hail Mary and the Glory Be? Those are poetry aimed at God. That the SSPX were hurling them at humans rather than at God seems to verge on blasphemy, they're using prayer to God as protest for people. It's beyond my ken. Maybe if they reconcile with the Church, they'll reconcile with her founder too. I can't imagine he's finding their antics particularly pleasing at the moment.

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