Adoratio 2011: Why No Tina? Why No Hans?

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith: Speaker at Adoratio 2011
I was reminded today of the Adoratio 2011 Eucharistic Conference in Rome, tickets for which must be selling like hot cakes around the globe, in parishes in which Summorum Pontificum has been warmly welcomed.

Looking at the list, we know that of the key speakers, Cardinal Raymond Burke, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Mgsr Guido Marini and Fr Mark Kirby either celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass or support it.

Cardinal Francis Arinze, Emeritus Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship
Cardinal Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, Prefect for the Congregation of Divine Worship
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka, former Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council Justice and Peace
Bishop Giovanni D’Ercole, Auxiliary Bishop of L’Aquila, Italy
Bishop D. José Ignacio Munilla - Bishop of San Sebastian, Spain
Bishop Dominique Rey, Bishop of the Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France
Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Msgr Guido Marini, Master of Pontifical Ceremonies, Vatican City,
Fr Nicolas Buttet, Founder of the Eucharistein Community, St-Maurice, Switzerland
Fr Mark Kirby, Prior of the Diocesan Benedictine Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Fr Florian Racine, Founder of the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist, Sanary, France
Mother Adela Galindo, Foundress of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, USA
Sr. Joseph, Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta, India

Liturgical taste has become something of a litmus test for Catholic orthodoxy, loyalty to the Magisterium and fidelity to the Successor of St Peter and while, of course, it is not the whole story, it does serve to underline for us the direction in which the Church is being steered, when so many supporters of the Traditional liturgy appear in the list of speakers for a major Eucharistic congress in Rome this year. Looking at this list of people chosen to speak at this congress, how likely does it appear that the musings of Dr Tina Beattie and the theologians who signed a petition for what constitutes something of a parallel Magisterium will succeed in their efforts? As Bob Dylan once sang, Tina, "You don't need a weatherman to see which way the wind blows." Part of the problem is, Tina, you're hanging out with the 'wrong crowd'.

Comments

Richard Collins said…
Good news, good post.