Mundabor's blog pointed me to an article at Gloria TV this morning quoting Cardinal Roche,
Cardinal Arthur Roche
head of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. Roche laments those pesky bloggers, "keyboard warriors" he calls us, who defend the traditional Latin Mass and are having an effect on seminarians and others.
What a compliment!
What defender of the Mass of the Ages wouldn't thrill at Roche's words!
Somehow, I don't think he meant to be encouraging, but all the "keyboard warriors" out there (I like to think of myself and Susan among them) should smile this morning. My morning coffee is certainly especially gratifying.
As I commented on Mundabor's blog:
Thanks for the link. I love the term “keyboard warriors!” Roche makes it clear that we belong to the “Church Militant.” And, as Fr. Norman Weslin (Fr. Baby Doe) used to say, "The Blessed Mother is our Twelve Star General." Victory belongs to the Lord. And so we fight on. Thanks, Mundabor, for a great post. I’m linking to it from my blog this morning.
It's a rainy day here in Woodstock, but the sun is shining in my heart. No matter what the Vatican does, we keep the faith. I always think of myself as a gnat for the Lord. Coming from a place where gnats give us a particular hand wave, I know how pesky gnats can be. May we persevere until, with the help of our angels, we "keyboard warrior" gnats drive the fifth column from the field!
Cardinal Roche should consider Gamaliel's advice to the Sanhedrin:
Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you intend to do, as touching these men. 36For before these days rose up Theodas, affirming himself to be somebody, to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all that believed him were scattered, and brought to nothing. 37After this man, rose up Judas of Galilee, in the days of the enrolling, and drew away the people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as consented to him, were dispersed. 38And now, therefore, I say to you, refrain from these men, and let them alone; for if this council or this work be of men, it will come to nought; 39But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it, lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God. And they consented to him.
It's time for these enemies of the traditional Latin Mass to recognize that they can never eliminate it if God wills it to continue. And I'm confident He does!
We may be a remnant, but not a silent one. We are subservient to the Lord alone and follow the unchangeable Dogma and Sacred Tradition. We cannot be blown off course by the bloviating of false shepherds.
St. Michael the Archangel, be our field commander as we fight on!