On January 3, the Unholy See published a “Booklet for the Celebration: Funeral Mass for the Supreme Pontiff Emeritus Benedict XVI.”
Upon review, one discovers that so-called “Eucharistic Prayer III” will be used instead of the Roman Canon (what newchurch calls “Eucharistic Prayer I”).
Tradservative reaction was swift. Catholic Sat (a satellite, cable, and streaming network) tweeted:
For the first time since the 6th Century the Roman Canon will not be used at the Requiem Mass of a Roman Pontiff.
Rorate Caeli commented:
The humiliation of Joseph Ratzinger is complete. Quite unbelievable that they would stoop this low, but sure they would…
Dr. Peter Kwasniewski also weighed in on social media, saying:
And, one might add, the rupture is complete.
Indeed it is!
But let’s not be so foolish as to think that the rupture would be anything other than complete had the Bergoglians decided to use “Eucharistic Prayer I.”
The reality is that BXVI – just as Paul the Pathetic, JPI, and John Paul the Great Ecumenist before him – was always going to be given a Novus Ordo Sendoff (as opposed to a Catholic Requiem Mass) courtesy of the scoundrels that occupy the post-conciliar Vatican.
What difference would it make if the costumed occupiers were to use the Roman Canon?
- The rite would still feature the so-called “Prayer of the Faithful,” replete with earthbound, politically correct blather.
For example, tomorrow’s production will include intercession for “international organizations,” pleading for “concern for the poor,” and my personal favorite, “awaiting the coming of the kingdom” (underscoring the conciliar rejection of the Holy Roman Catholic Church on earth as the Kingdom here present).
- The Offertory would still be missing.
See HERE for an exposition on the Catholic treasure that was excised from the rite in order to placate the heretics.
- The “Mystery of Faith” would still be twisted into something unrelated to the Chalice of Our Lord’s Precious Blood unto the remission of sins as expressed in the one true Roman Rite.
Tomorrow’s Benedictine Bon Voyage will include: “We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again,” a public expression of doubt as to the Lord’s presence on the altar.
So, in conclusion, if you consider yourself “traditional” in the least, cease complaining about the Roman Canon’s absence at Benedict’s funeral. Thank God. It’s a blessing, not an injustice. We should be far more angry that the venerable ancient text is ever included in any service conducted by heretics.