Novus Christus?

 

The Pope is the one wearing the kippah…

 

I am informed that the impending visit of the Bishop of Rome – together with his best friend the Rabbi, and the Muslim taken on board for reasons of political correctness – will, or could, include a Mass in the Cenacle. 

I would think I am not the only one who feels not at ease with this. 

It is certainly true every Priest celebrates the Mass as alter Christus, but it seems to my excitable sensitivity that in this case a disquieting symbolism is added. 

Would you feel comfortable if Francis were to enter Jerusalem riding a colt? Or if he were to retire in prayer to the Garden of Getsemane after the Mass in the Cenacle? Of if he were to go on top of a hill and, from there, perform an “off-the-cuff” sermon?  

The impression that the Mass in the Cenacle awakens in me is not the one of alter Christus, but, so to speak, of novus Christus: not successor of Peter, but successor of Christ. Or, if you prefer, not the Vicar of Christ, but rather his heir

Mind, I would have such misgivings even if Benedict of St John Paul The-Koran-Kisser were to celebrate the same mass, and I in fact do not know as I write whether they actually did it when they themselves visited. But in the case of Francis the matter is, I think, more worrying still, as the BoR has showed such a shameless Presbyterian attitude that one actually has every reason to suspect he thinks the Holy Ghost Himself has asked him to make everything new. 

Perhaps I am being oversensitive. Perhaps – just perhaps – if Benedict had been in Francis’ position the thought would not even have occurred to me. 

But Benedict isn’t Pope anymore. Francis is. One can one not be worried? 

Mundabor 

Posted on May 20, 2014, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Paul VI a visité le Cénacle en 1964 et bien que tout culte y soit interdit12, Jean-Paul II, de façon exceptionnelle, put y célébrer la Messe lors de son pèlerinage jubilaire de l’an 2000, là même où l’Eucharistie fut instaurée par le Christ.

  2. “Paul VI a visité le Cénacle en 1964 et bien que tout culte y soit interdit, Jean-Paul II, de façon exceptionnelle, put y célébrer la Messe lors de son pèlerinage jubilaire de l’an 2000, là même où l’Eucharistie fut instaurée par le Christ.” (Wikipedia)

  3. I for one would have no problem with any of this if our beloved Rabbi of Rome were to get himself crucified as realistically as possible and then attempt to rise again on the third day.

  4. prudentissima

    The joint statement to be issued after the meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch sounds curious. Is this one also a Freemason? I found disturbing the mention in the sidebar of this link of Google translate saying Francis means a better world. If Francis was not in bed with the world, and so on, they would not love him. He despises Catholics and the world applauds him. Jesus, mercy.

    • prudentissima

      I should have said he appears to despise Catholics, rather than saying he despises Catholics. It looks that way, but only God knows.

      There will be two private meetings with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. That and a joint declaration. I wonder what that is all about?

    • Only God knows, but everyone can read.
      He should be taken at his own words.
      M

  5. Ahh.. You see?
    Italians call dinner “cena”.
    They never have such problems… 😉
    M

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