Criticism of the document against the abuses concerning the Eucharist

Source: FSSPX News


Fr. Rinaldo Falsini, the Franciscan liturgist who collaborated on the conciliar reform, appears very critical with regard to the document announced by the Vatican against the abuses concerning the Eucharist. In particular, article 34 which makes objection to the term of “celebrant assembly”, described by him as a “major conquest” of the constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

This article 34 “reveals in the writer, an incredible rejection of the Council, a total incomprehension of the letter and the spirit of the liturgical language of yesterday and today, and of the constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium itself.” It is necessary then, according to this expert on liturgical reform, to refuse it vigorously, as a veritable insult to the conciliar liturgical renewal, guided by the action of the Holy Spirit.

Excerpts from this document can be found, abundantly quoted and vigorously contested, in the work of the ultra-progressive Christian Terras, Jean-Paul II, la fin d’un règne, [John Paul II, the end of a reign] published in October by Golias, pp.205-209: Le nouvel index de Jean-Paul II.