Friday, 30 November 2012

Pope Benedict Was Not Lying - Inwood

On the Pray, Tell blog, Paul Inwood has just announced that he doesn't think the Holy Father was lying, only ignorant, when he said that the EF had not been abrogated.
So the question is: was Benedict lying? Surely not. Was he badly advised? That seems certain. Was what he said the truth? It seems clear that it was not, and that is where this issue keeps rumbling on and on. Benedict himself may well not have realized that what he said was not the truth, because he had received incorrect advice. No one is accusing him of lying, therefore, but perhaps there is the possibility of a lack of good judgement. 
 Because the other possibility, that the Holy Father may have been right and Paul Inwood wrong, is clearly inconceivable.  It's not as though the Holy Father has any particular interest or expertise in Liturgy, unlike Inwood...

5 comments:

Lisa Graas said...

I'm not sure this Inwood fellow knows what he's talking about.

Patti Fordyce said...

He seems to have overlooked the possibility that the Pope, being a pretty considerable theologian in his own right (even if not a "trained liturgist"), might have studied the documents and reached his own conclusion.

Recusant said...

Oy! Inwood! That's Pope Benedict to you.
I like the fact that he says that the whole thing is easy to verify he cites Worship magazine rather than the Magisterium.

johnf said...

Not good for my blood pressure on a Saturday morning.

Paul Inwood, you are now on my little list...
You really won't be missed . .

Patricius said...

It is surely somewhat perplexing that someone who has neither interest nor attachment to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite appears so exercised by it!