Cardinal Pell and the new missal
My host pastor asked me what I thought of the new missal. Since I was in somewhat new territory, I tried to be careful. I said I did not like it. He then offered some examples that made me think I was in friendly territory.
The Vatican under Benedict seems to be in disarray. If the new missal is supposed to be part of Benedict’s legacy, then I think the Benedict will not be remembered as great.
I listened to the talks with Cardinal Pell who shepherded the "new" missal to completion. I listened as Benedict praised Pell for his efforts in binging about the "new" missal. Benedict and Pell were stroking one another and were removed from reality. They where talking to one another. The were not talking to me. A good priest friend of mine tried to tell me that the whole "new" missal was insignificant. He would go on his way and do pastorally what would give him life. In the meantime I am stuck with a really crappy translation of the Mass.
I would still like to find ways to protest what Benedict has wrought. Suggestions!