The preparatory documents for the two-year synod emphasize the themes of ‘listening’ and promote a ‘decisive’ concept of self-understanding for the Church, which will be based on the views of Catholics, including Catholics who no longer practice the faith, and non-Catholics alike.
Mary bears our needs and prayers in her Immaculate Heart, and presents them to the Savior of us all. She is borne into heaven to emulate, enter into, and extend as Mediatrix of all graces the intercessory role of Jesus Christ, the one Mediator between God and man.
'Allow me to say first of all that in continuing to celebrate the Mass of Pope Saint Pius V no priest performs any act of disobedience, but on the contrary he exercises his right sanctioned by God, which not even the Pope can revoke.'
'The problem is not simply liturgical, aesthetic or purely technical,' Don Davide Pagliarani went on to say. 'The problem is simultaneously doctrinal, moral, spiritual, ecclesiological and liturgical. In a nutshell, it is a problem that affects all aspects of the Church’s life, without exception. It is a question of faith.'
Pope Francis' restrictions on the traditional Mass, done in the name of 'unity,' appear to fly in the face of Vatican II, which taught that 'the variety within the Church in no way harms its unity; rather it manifests it.'
It seems at least plausible that the Holy See’s twentieth-century misjudgment of international relations, with the dangerous bed-partners to which it led, has more than a little to do with the ambiguities and silences in Vatican II