Skip to comments.[Catholic Caucus] Roche Rants: Latin Mass "Keyboard Warriors" Are Very Effective
Posted on 01/31/2023 12:05:24 PM PST by ebb tide
"Don't leave the liturgical field to those small and vocal minorities, of whatever hue, who seem [sic!] obstinately to stand against the Holy Father and against the [failed] liturgical reform," ranted an angry Cardinal Roche, Prefect of Divine Worship during an 8 October lecture published in Music and Liturgy. The Journal of the Society of St Gregory, January 2023 (Matthew Hazell, Twitter.com, January 30).
Roche is "well aware that people sometimes talk about 'liturgy wars'" - which he is apparently afraid of losing.
"From what I understand, many of these battles today are carried out in cyberspace, where people with various agendas and motivations set themselves up as experts and interpreters of all things liturgical," he said. Roche himself has minimal training in liturgy.
He complains that "these keyboard warriors seem to have an outsize effect, particularly on seminarians" and polemicises against allegedly "distorted agendas" that are "so frequently aired through blogs, etc".
Roche should not complain too much, since he has the powerful anti-Christian oligarch media on his side.
‘He complains that “these keyboard warriors seem to have an outsize effect, particularly on seminarians”’
The internet, for all its faults and defects and opportunities for sin, has been a gift from God for faithful Catholics. If it had happened 30 years earlier, the internet might have stopped Novus Ordo-ism in its tracks as information like Ottaviani’s intervention certainly would have leaked. But the faithful were isolated, divided and influenced by diocesan-controlled propaganda. Ironically, Roche is more or less right. The internet is a “force multiplier.” The internet allows a Mike Matt or a Taylor Marshall or a Fr. John Zuhlsdorf to supply critical information to the faithful, including seminarians. Roche (and his boss Bergoglio) pine for a world when the “shut up and obey” model still worked.
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