“That Strange Mass the Pope Doesn’t Like”

by | Apr 15, 2012 | Church

Perhaps this is an under-reported story in the English-speaking world… An Italian website writes…”With a letter written personally to Cardinal William J. Levada, Benedict XVI has ordered the congregation for the doctrine of the faith to examine whether the Neocatechumenal Masses are or are not in keeping with the liturgical teaching and practice of the Catholic Church.

“A “problem,” in the pope’s judgment, that is “of great urgency” for the whole Church.

“Benedict XVI has been alarmed for some time about the particular ways in which the communities of the Neocatechumenal Way celebrate their Masses, on Saturday evening, in separate locations.

“His sense of alarm was increased by the plot woven behind his back in the curia last winter, as reported by www.chiesa in the following articles:

The remainder of the article provides a summary of the controversy stirred in many dioceses by the NeoCatechetical movement.

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