Wednesday, October 8, 2008
RAMPANT ABUSES ELLICIT A RESPONSE FROM ROME!
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Roma locuta est, causa finita est! , im not too sure as to the correct saying but indeed it is wonderful to see that Rome still has the final say, when it comes to the day to day ordering of Holy Mother Church.
The a copy of the above letter was recived by myself this afternoon, and is a general response by the congregation for devine worship and the dicipline of the sacraments, to the reports of one of the specific liturgical (even to go so far as to say heretical) abuses which run rampant throught all South African dioceses.
The letter is written in response to reports of laity and certain deacons within the clergy who 'administer' the 'oil of gladness' , at 'healing services'. This practice has been the cause of concern of many of the faithful and indeed has lead some to believe that such a practice is on par with or the same as, the official sacramental form of annointing, which takes place more specificaly within the context of its Sacramental form of Extreme Unction etc.
As mentioned previously, it is an example of but one of the many, many abuses which are to be found in almost every Roman Catholic Parish. Thanking God that something has been done, in so far as Rome has responded to im sure, many resports of such abuses by the faithful. However it remains to be seen how the local ordinaries will enforce this.
Nevertheless, one can still breath a sigh of relief that Rome still has the final say, all that remains is to force those who perpetrate such abuses to stop.
One things for sure, the Charismatics wont be happy!
In Christ and our Good Mother
Note, The above mentioned document is signed by none other than one of the leading curial members of the " Reform of the Reform", as promoted by the Soverign Pontiff himself, His Excellency Archbishop Malcom Ranjith