"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"

"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"
"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ" according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider: 1. Mass versus populum. 2. Communion in the hand. 3. The Novus Ordo Offertory prayers. 4. Disappearance of Latin in the Ordinary Form. 5. Liturgical services of lector and acolyte by women and ministers in lay clothing.

Friday, January 4, 2008


I've made an honest effort to make a "rough draft" of a petition that could be presented to the holy father. I humbly submit it for your critique and I welcome any and all suggestions regarding this endeavor.

Most Holy Father,
We are most grateful to you for your continued untiring dedication in restoring the sacred to the holy liturgy. Above all we thank you for your recent Motu Proprio "Summorum Pontificum" and the restoration of the Classical Rite to its' rightful place. We can only applaud your efforts to restore continuity in the Church. We especially laud your continued effort to restore the use of venerable papal vestments & other traditions thereby reaffirming the dignity of your office as the Vicar of Christ. Many if not most of us were born during or after the Second Vatican Council. Many of us feel robbed of our sacred patrimony as Roman Catholics and are therefore all the more grateful to your holiness for your work for the "hermeneutic of continuity" in holy mother church. Most of us were deeply saddened at the abandonment of the triregnum & papal coronation ceremony as provided for by your predecessor his holiness of blessed memory Paul VI in his 1975 Apostolic Constitution "Romano Pontifici Eligendo". This venerable ceremony and crowning with the papal triregnum so rich in symbolism calling to mind the very kingship of Jesus Christ would be but one more blessed opportunity to pay tribute to our patrimony. We the undersigned faithful humbly beg you Holy Father to restore the venerable tradition of the triregnum to the papal ceremonial. The venerable patriarchs of the Orthodox east do not refrain from their own traditions & insignia of their patriarchal office and authority therefore all the more fitting is it that you holy father the vicar of Christ, the patriarch of all the west, the bishop of Rome should wear that ancient symbol of your office and authority: the triregnum. We see the current crisis in the Church as one stemming from disrespect for authority. We particularly lament Holy Father that your authority as Supreme Pontiff is disrespected even among those shepherds who owe you their filial allegiance. We are of the mind that were you to restore the use of the triregnum to its' rightful place in papal ceremonial that it would be a clear sign and symbol of your three-fold authority as Pope. Most Holy Father, on behalf of loyal Catholics everywhere, in the name of Sts Peter and Paul, Gregory the Great, Pius V, Pius X and all the great popes and saints who have gone before you, and in the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord Who said, "Thou art Peter, and upon this Rock I shall build My Church," take up the rightful sign of your office! Assume the Triregnum so that the Church can govern teach and sanctify in power and in the Holy Spirit! Amen.
Submitted respectfully in the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.


BONIFACE said...

Hey, this is Boniface from Unam Sanctam Catholicam. Thanks for your comments. I'll link up your blog; maybe it will send you some people!

I drafted a petition to the Holy Father to take up the Triregnum as well, but yours is much better. God bless.

servusmariaen said...

Thank you Boniface. Where are you located? I should very much like to see your own petition!

latinmass1983 said...

Hey! Excellent petition!

latinmass1983 said...

Don't forget to mention, in addition to His Authority, His Dignity, too.

Let's not forget what Mgr. Nabuco says in his book "Ius Pontificalium:"

***Being exempt from all human authority, [The Apostolic Lord: (The Pope)] is crowned with a Tiara and uses it vested with the Sacred Vestments as a sign of his supreme dignity in temporal as well as in spiritual matters.***