News: Syro-Malabar Church
Perhaps this is one of those cases where the people who like ad orientem should switch to this rite and those of this rite who don't want ad orientem should join the Latin rite. Of course the most obvious thing to do would be to allow variety, such as with the 10 different canons allowed in the Novus Ordo.
It this story is accurate the Bishop is obligated to obey the rightful authority of his elders. The decision is from his own Rite's governing Bishops. By resigning he bequeaths his arrogance to his flock. Good riddance to the little rebel.
This is really interesting. My chief question: what is a Syrio-Malabar rad trad? I don’t think those labels from the Anglosphere applies seamlessly but it might help give some context and help us think about our liturgy spats in unity with our eastern brothers and sisters.
It’s really hard to make sense of this article without reading the backgrounder, the Pillar’s “The Church's other ‘liturgy war’
A Pillar special report” by Luke Coppen.
Tedious situation to tease out but otherwise impossible to evaluate this most recent step. Don’t take it at face value.
The "50-50 formula" appears to be a very good proposition. Actually, Pope Paul VI did not want to throw Latin out of the reformed Mass. Facing East is a bow to the "risen son". This is a liturgy professing the Christ as the Son of God and not the son of man.
Another heavy-handed example of Francis exhibiting the very behavior he castigated others for having!