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Pope woos conservatives expelled for rebellion
Times of London ^
| April 21, 2003
| Richard Owen
Posted on 04/21/2003 1:45:02 PM PDT by tridentine
THE Pope is to heal a breach with rebel arch-conservatives in the Roman Catholic Church by reinstating excommunicated followers of the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who broke with Rome in 1988 to protest against the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, including the abolition of the Latin Mass.
The schism had caused the Pope much anguish, Vatican sources said. By bringing the more moderate schismatics back into the fold he hoped to isolate extreme followers of Dr Lefebvre and close the matter, as one of the last acts of reconciliation in his pontificate.
The Rome daily newspaper Il Messaggero said that this would mark a victory for the Pope in the battle for the soul of the Church, which had been going on since Vatican II in the 1960s.
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KEYWORDS: catholic; excommunicate; johnpaul; latin; lefebvre; mass; pope; tridentine; vatican
>>...Pope woos conservatives expelled for rebellion...<<
I've always wondered about this "woo-ing" thing.
Did the Pope go up to them and say: "Wooo Wooo!!"??
No, they played baseball.
He was pitching woo.
posted on 04/21/2003 3:26:23 PM PDT
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Vatican II did NOT abolish the Latin Mass. In its first document, Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Council called for the people to be BETTER instructed in the chants of the Mass, in Latin and Greek, so that they could sing and say those parts of the Mass that pertain to them. The formal schism came into being NOT as a protest against the abolition of the Latin Mass, which never happened, but as a direct result of the consecration of four bishops without Papal authorization.
The LeFevbrites' dispute with Vatican II centers around the Declaration on Relgious Liberty, not the Latin Mass.
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